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WOW! Do we ever some fantastic new dies for you to see! As you can tell from the banner, these will some fabulous cards. Just click on the picture above to take you to see all the new items.
I have a couple of cards using some of these new dies & stamps & I’ll be sharing the details over the next 2 days. But here are a couple of sneak peeks.

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A big congrats to Trudy, the newest Featured Stamper on Splitcoast! She has a wonderful gallery & I chose THIS to case. I really did case her card..even though it may not look like it. I loved the color in the bg w/ the die cut on top so that’s what I kept. I used different colors, dies & sponging instead of brayering.

I took a few extra pics to show you how I got the color in precise areas & left a white highlight.

First, I attached the black die cut to the white card stock w/ temporary adhesive (pic above). Then I used the makeup brushes to apply the colors in specific areas.I didn’t worry about getting in on it since it’s black, I knew it wouldn’t show.

You can see the negative white image when I remove the die cut. I started to use it just like that, but then decided it added more drama to put the black die cut back in on top, but I shifted it slightly, to leave a white highlight on the right side (pic below). I like how it resembles stained glass.

The birthday greeting is part of a balloon image & trimmed off the balloons after die cutting it & attached it to an oval frame.

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Supplies:

Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Birthday Balloons
Paper:  Staples 110# white, black
Ink: Memento tuxedo black,  Rubbernecker Color Fuse ink set #1, set #4, set #9, set #11
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Birthday Balloons,Tree Panel #3,Rectangle Combo #3dies, makeup brushes

 

Congrats to Janeen, the newest Featured Stamper (FS647) on Splitcoast! She has a lovely gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I kept the birthday/fishing theme but used different images, different dies & different colors.

For my card, I was trying out this new Camo Bg stamp. I will not lie…I had a bit of trouble at first. First couple of times, I used it too much & just made a messy looking bg. The next 5 times, I couldn’t find a color combo I liked. It was going to be like the little fisherman’s vest..but again it looked too messy so I just used a small part of it for the vest. I finally went with sort of a watery color combo then stamped the little fish on top. A little more subtle, but I like it.

The fisherman was colored w/ Copics (except for the paper pieced vest) & I split the greeting above &  below him before adding a dark charcoal layer. The camo bg was actually done on printer paper..it was one of my practice sheets but I liked it so I just glued it to the same charcoal c/s & went w/ it.

Here’s the inside (I replaced the W in Wishes w/ an F from the Pawsitively greeting) & below it are the Copics I used.

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Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs: Proud Catch Fisherman, Camouflage BgThose Who Bait (inside: Birthday WishesPawsitively Birthday
Paper: Staples 110# white, dk charcoal
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Distress inks tumbled glass, weathered wood, antique linen, iced spruce (ripe persimmon, carved pumpkin & crushed olive were used on the vest)
Accessories: Rubbernecker Rectangle StitchRectangle Stitch Frame dies, Copic Sketch Markers