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It’s time for the Splitcoast Dare to Get Dirty Challenge, the Pandemic edition,  & I made this for my challenge. You can find all the details for the challenges HERE. You’ll need to be a Fan Club Member, so click the blue link & find out how.

For my card, I used one of my favorite floral images. It’s stamped & colored w/ Copics, then I traced the outline of a square die around the image & did a little doodling before filling in the bg w/ a black Copic. It really makes those colors on the flower pop, doesn’t it? I had to use my out of the box die cutting technique when I ran it thru the die machine to keep from cutting off the leaves & petals.

The greeting was white embossed on black & I used a stitched tag die to cut it, but only used one end. I placed the die around the greeting, cut to the midway point, then flipped the die to other side & cut to the midway point from the other direction. A piece of black & white dp was added for the bg & the main image is popped up on fun foam.

Here are the Copics I used (one of the very few times I actually used that black Copic!):

Thanks so much for stopping by!



Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Brushed Flower #12, Flower Garden
Paper: X-Press It, Staples 110# white, black, dp (Glitz- Black & White)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox frost white pigment
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Rectangle Stitch, Square Stitch, Tag Stitch  dies, MISTI, Copic Sketch Markers, white embossing powder,  MISTI, Copic multi liner


Congrats to Patty, the newest Featured Stamper (FS696) on Splitcoast! She has a beautiful gallery & after much browsing, I chose THIS card to case. I love the poppies in the circular window so I kept that. But I used different images & dies, sponged my circular opening & moved the greeting.

For my card, I used 2 different watercolor poppy images. These are 2 part images..the outline & the solid inside. I put the solid images into my Misti & stamped them several times using yellow, rose & dk red inks from the Color Fuse collections. Then the outlines were stamped on top & they were die cut. The white panel has a linen texture & after die cutting the circle, I sponged it & put it back. I arranged the poppies where I wanted them, attaching them to the stitched circle frame, trimming off the lower sections, then attached it over the circular bg. A few clear sequins & a greeting banner were added to finish.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps:Blooming Poppies, Poppy Duo, Kittie Says Phrases #1
Paper:  Staples 110# white, turquoise, Neenah white linen
Ink: Memento tuxedo black,  Rubbernecker Color Fuse ink set #1, set #4, set #9, set #10
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Blooming Poppies die, Poppy Duo die, Rectangle Stitch, Nested Banner StitchCircle, Circle Stitch Frames,dies, Sequins

Such terrific nail art for the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC756)! WOW! There are really some jaw dropping nails on that Pinterest Board & I kept coming back to THIS picture. Those colors really got me going!

So what to do? I figured the only way I was going to get colors close to those was to bring out the Copic Fluorescent markers. They hardly ever get used & they were just chomping at the bit. After stamping & coloring the daisies (& a few extra), I die cut using my out of the box technique & fussy cut the other 3. On the narrow layer behind the daisies, I used a brayer & a melon rainbow pad to bring in a little more color.

For the split background, I white embossed the dots on the black & stamped the dots in black on the white, then white embossed the greeting on a little word window black strip.

Here are the Copics I used:

Thanks so much for stopping by! 


Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Daisy Bouquet #1, Kittie Says Phrases #1, Not So Many Dots
Paper:  Staples 110# white, black
Ink: Memento tuxedo black,  Colorbox frost white, Kaleidacolor melon melody
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps:  Rectangle Stitch, dies, Copic Sketch Markers, white embossing powder, McGill multi word window punch