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For the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC797), we have a site of colorful rugs. I was inspired by THIS rug for the pretty blue poppies.

To make my card, I stamped the individual poppies, leaves & stems on the main panel then stamped a couple extra poppies. After coloring everything, I die cut the extra poppies w/ their matching dies & popped them up a bit. The main panel was die cut w/ a slimline rectangle & along w/ doing the out of the box on the outsides, I also moved the bottom of the die up & cut the panel shorter (aka resizing). I used regular stitched rectangle dies for the lime & cobalt panels, then cut them narrower to place behind the poppy panel. The greeting was die cut w/ a tag die & for this, I cut one end, turned the die around & cut the other end so both ends would be the same.

Here are the Copics I used for the poppies.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps –Precious Poppies, Thanks set, Darling Dahlias
Paper:  Staples 110# white, X-Press It, cobalt, lime
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Rubbernecker: Precious Poppies, Slimline Nested Stitch, Rectangle Stitch dies, MISTI, Copic Sketch Markers, Rhinestones


For the Inspiration Challenge, we are headed to Retro Stage, a vintage inspired clothing store. I was inspired by THIS dress. Ok..I changed the color from blues to purples & the snowflakes into hydrangea petals, but otherwise, they’re identical!

Since I had already stamped the hydrangeas together & colored them, I used my out of the box technique to die cut them. I took a few extra pics of this, & you can also click the green link to take you to the original tutorial.

First step, pick the die you want to use & determine which parts of your image will go “outside of the box” or circle, in this case. I used my craft knife to cut around those areas & lift them above the die (the stem is also cut out & on top of the die). Only the parts under the die will be cut when I run it thru the machine.

Here it is after I ran it thru the machine.

You can see, only the areas on the right which were under the die, were cut by the machine.
For the lg background, I sponged it using the purple inks, going from darker at the bottom & fading to the white on top. A little water was splattered on it to add the spots. The die cut hydrangea petals were sprinkled around & the greeting added along w/ some gems.

For the lg background, I sponged it using the purple inks, going from darker at the bottom & fading to the white on top. A little water was splattered on it to add the spots. The die cut hydrangea petals were sprinkled around & the greeting added along w/ some gems.
Here are the Copics I used.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

 


Supplies:

Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Heavenly Hydrangeas, Poetic Peonies  (greeting)
Paper: X-Press It, Staples 110# white
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Rubbernecker Color Fuse inks set #6, set #8
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Heavenly HydrangeaRectangle Stitch, Circle Stitch dies, Copic Sketch Markers, Rhinestones


Congrats to Jane, the newest Featured Stamper (FS718) on Splitcoast! Jane has a lovely gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I kept the most of the layout & the lattice element, but I used different stamps, dies & made mine a Christmas card.

For my card, I had this wreath colored quite a while ago, just waiting to be made into a card, so I die cut it, using my out of the box technique (yep.there were a lot of parts out of the box on this one!), & backed it w/ a dk green circle layer. On the lattice, I used a slimline sized die but I only cut it part way, to fill the space I had available on the stitched rectangle cut piece. I’ll let you in on a little secret…the bottom part actually went a little too far. So I glued a narrow strip behind the piece, put it back in the stitched rectangle die, & ran it thru again. The patch is invisible! So don’t despair if this happens to you. After putting it all together, I added some sequins to the lattice & backed it w/ the same dk green.

Here are the Copics I used on the wreath.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

 

Supplies:

Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Wreath w/ Berries, Christmas Phrases Lg/Sm
Paper:  Staples 110# white, X-Press It, dk green
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Slimline Inside Circle Lattice,Rectangle Stitch, Circle, Circle Stitch dies, Copic Sketch Markers, Sequins