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Welcome to October!  And it’s time for the Splitcoaststampers Fan Club Oct Christmas Challenge! We have a year of new Christmas Challenges!  You’ll need to be Fan Club member but that’s easy…just click the blue link to find out how. Bet you’re wondering what the challenge theme is..I’d love to tell you but you’ll have to go see for yourself.

I admit I had a little trouble with this. I started w/ a piece of black card stock & inked the inside of the embossing folder w/ Versamark & first dry embossed it then heat embossed w/ a clear, sparkly powder. To me, the words didn’t really show up enough, so I inked over the raised letters w/ white pigment ink & heat embossed it again w/ white powder. It’s still really sparkly & it has a snowy, distressed look. The smaller black panel was die cut & dry embossed w/ the same folder. The ornaments were die cut once out of silver glitter paper & again in black. I pieced the two together then used a black Wink of Stella on the black pieces. The Noel was also die cut out of the silver glitter paper.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: None
Paper:  Staples 110# white, black, silver glitter
Ink:  Versamark, Colorbox white pigment
Accessories:  Rubbernecker:  Stitched Rectangles dies,  Lil Inkers Embossed Dots Rectangles dies, Memory Box Clairmont Ornament die, Ranger embossing powder, Darice Christmas Collage embossing folder, black Wink of Stella

For the Inspiration Challenge we’re headed across the pond to a lovely site. I chose THIS for my inspiration.

My card today took way longer that I planned on spending but that’s how it goes sometimes. I wanted a twig wreath w/ stars on it but I wanted them to be a silver/gold mix & look a little rustic. The stars were pretty easy. I die cut them then covered them w/ a mix of silver ink on the inside & gold ink around the edges then sprinkled on 2 different embossing powders. One is a gilded gold (mostly clear w/ gold flecks) & the other was a stardust powder (mostly clear w/ little sparkles & a hint of silver). I did the same for the grosgrain ribbon die & bow die cut. On the wreath, I die cut it out of brown then used the same gold ep just in places here & there. Then part that took too long happened because I thought w/ the open area in the center, why not make it a shaker? But the sequins looked too bright & shiny. So I did the embossing again on a piece of ivory & die cut the sequins using a sequin die. Big trouble! Most the embossing flaked right off. So….I had piece sticker paper w/ most of the stickers gone & just the borders left. I peeled it off & stuck my sequins to the sticky side & embossed them again. That worked. I should have thought of that first! Then I put it all together & stamped half of the greeting on the front w/ Versa Clair nocturne & sprinkle the gilded gold powder on it & embossed it. You can see it in the close up but head on, it just looks black.

Here’s the inside.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

 

 

Stamps: DRS Designs – Beautiful Holiday (inside: Interlocking Stars Bg)
Paper: Staples 110# white, ivory, brown
Ink:Versaclair nocturne,  Encore Ultimate metallic silver & gold pigment inks
Accessories: Rubbernecker Rectangle Stitch, Stars, Sm. Stardies,  Ranger gilded gold embossing powder, Stardust embossing powder, IO Twig Wreath die, MB Grosgrain Ribbon dies, ODBD Sm. Bow dies, MFT sequins dies, We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool

 

For the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC703), we heading over to Ballard Designs & I was inspired by THIS picture. I like the blue & white floral on the oval back chair.

My sympathy card is pretty simple…I die cut the long stem flower out of white & blue then placed the white outline on top of the blue version. The bottom section is an inked embossing folder border I thought mimicked the flower. I had to do a little out of the box on the greeting using a partial die cut shape. Some liquid pearls dots were added here & there after I added the blue, white & marbled blue layers.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs: With Sympathy
Paper: Staples 110# white, lt blue, marbled blue
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Distress inks tumbled glass
Accessories: Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A, Matting Basics B, Lg. Petite Ovals, Sm. Petite Ovals dies, Memory Box Cheshire Branch solid, Cheshire Branch outline  dies, Cuttlebug embossing folder (Juli’s Garden set)