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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!

Supplies:

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

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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! 

Supplies:

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

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For the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge this week (IC755), we’re headed to A Cottage in the City (or their Pinterest Board). After much back & forth, I couldn’t decide which I liked more..THIS or THIS..so I combined the two. I used the wood plank wall from the first for my background & the flower in the bottle for my main image.

For the background, I stamped the wood grain fence in gray ink then sponged on the lt blue, antique linen & gray inks to resemble the different wood planks. It looked a little too bright & new, so I took some thinned down white acrylic paint & dry brushed it on top & also spritzed some to get the drops.

On the main image, after stamping the flowers, I masked just the one lower petal & stamped the bottle. I used a Copic multiliner to extend the stems. I also took a couple of quick pics to show the basics of my out of the box die cutting method. You can also see the original tutorial HERE. 

Align your die where you want it to cut. Use a craft knife to cut around any areas that will go outside of the die cut boundaries & lift them over the die. You’ll have to go into area inside the die just a bit, but if you cut right on a thicker black outline, it will be almost invisible. Or in this case, I cut the top petals, then slid the die down under these areas. Now run this thru your die cut machine. Since these petals are on top of the die, they won’t be cut off.

All cut & it turned out perfectly! I wanted it over to the side like this to give me room for the greeting. I ended up putting it on a separate piece & I used the craft knife to cut a slit down the side of the bottle & tucked the left edge of the blue greeting flag into the slit.

Here are the Copics I used:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Woodgrain Fence, Sending Love, Brushed Flower #4
Paper:  Staples 110# white, lt blue
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Distress ink antique linen,  Rubbernecker Color Fuse ink  set #9, set #7
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps:  Rectangle Stitch dies, Copic Sketch Markers, Sequins, white acrylic paint

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