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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

 

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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)

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For the Inspiration Challenge, we’re heading to Country Living and I was inspired by THIS picture. I liked the blue bg w/ the white flowers but I switched out the rain boots for a pair of swans.

I started by using my Misti to stamp the swan several times onto a piece of blank rubber, then I stamped it onto the card stock. Then I stamped the regular one in front of it. I added just a bit of color to them then fussy cut them. For the background, I die cut the flower heart, then put it back into the opening & added a lt blue layer behind.

Here’s the inside.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs:  SwanLife Together Happiness (inside: Special Day GreetingWedding Ring Ensemble, Heart Drops)
Paper: Staples 110# white, lt blue
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Accessories: Rubbernecker Rectangle Stitch dies, Memory Box Vernay Heart die, Misti, Copic markers

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