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For today’s Color Challenge (CC759) on Splitcoast, the colors are mango, rose & pear. To be honest, these colors are not on my go to list & I don’t have these colors, so I came as close as I could. 

For my card, I first inked a craft sheet w/ distress oxide inks, misted then pressed my paper to it. After I dried it, the leaves were stamped, masking as I went. I pressed some mini Distress inks to a solid version of the leaf, spritzed it then stamped it inside the outline leaves. It still didn’t look right, so I used a paintbrush & some embossing ink & painted inside the leaves & clear embossed them to make them stand out a bit more. The green pear top layer was die cut & the window was cut using my resizing technique to make it longer than a std rect. The 3 little leaves are from a couple of small punches. The fall part of the greeting was stamped & the hello is a double stacked die cut. 

Here’s the inside: 

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps: DRS Designs – Open LeafFall Leaf w Acorn, Med. Silhouette Leaf, Goodbye Summer (inside: Hayrides Harvest )
Paper: Staples 110# white, green pear
Ink: Versaclair shady lane,  Distress inks dried marigold, tattered rose, worn lipstick,  Distress oxide inks in peeled paint, dried marigold, tattered rose, worn lipstick
oAccessories: Rubbernecker Rectangle Stitch dies, double stitch rectangle dies, MFT Hello & Thanks dies, Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A clear embossing powder, embossing ink, craft sheet, sm. leaf punches


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Congrats to Rebecca, the newest Featured Stamper (FS657) on Splitcoast! She has a lovely gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I kept the fall leaf theme w/ the  big central leaf, but I used different images, different colors & a different technique.

For my fall card, I started by die cutting a large leaf shape & using the negative as a mask to sponge Distress inks in the fall colors. Then I stamped the Single Fall Tree in Distress oxide ink in ground espresso. I used a water brush & more of the distress inks to add a little splatter. 

For the larger bg, I used the woodgrain bg, but not in the conventional sense. I used a technique I learned probably 15 yrs ago but I don’t see it used these days. I wanted the bg to look a little more solid, so I used a hair dryer to slightly heat a piece of fun foam then pressed it to the woodgrain bg. What I got was a solid version of the woodgrain. (See pic below.) The green block is made of fun foam & I inked it so you could see it better. This works w/ any stamp, it just looks better w/ some. I will caution you, do not use a heat’s just too hot & will melt the foam into a solid hard mess. I have an old, not very powerful hair dryer I kept just for things like this 😀 . I used my solid foam “stamp” & Distress inks in vintage photo & walnut stain for the bg.

Here’s the inside.

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Stamps: DRS DesignsSingle Fall Tree Woodgrain BgBeauty of Autumn  (insideGoodbye SummerOpen Leaf )
Paper: Staples 110# white
Ink: Distress inks ripe persimmon, dried marigold, crushed olive, fired brick, walnut stain, vintage photo, Distress oxide ink in ground espresso
oAccessories: Misti, Rubbernecker Rectangle StitchDeckle Rectangle, Splatter Leaves dies, fun foam, hair dryer


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I have a fun Halloween card that combines the Technique Challenge (TLC758) to use Washi tape & the Clean & Simple Challenge (CAS549) to use sunset colors. I don’t use Washi tape much so mine is not all that creative..just a polka dot piece across the top. And I think candy corn have just the right sunset colors.

The candy corn was stamped a bunch of times (with a little masking), colored & I drew little faces on them to give them some personality. The greeting was added along w/ a die cut bat & the polka dot washi tape across the top.

Here are the Copics I used.

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Stamps: DRS Designs: Candy Corn borderDeco Halloween Greetings 
Paper: Staples 110# white, black
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
oAccessories: Copic markers, Misti, Rubbernecker Rectangle Stitch, Rectangle Scallop, Bats & Spiderwebs dies,  washi tape


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