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Welcome to November!  And it’s time for the Splitcoaststampers Fan Club Nov 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. AND..it’s also time for the Featured Stamper Challenge (FS717) so I’m combining both challenges for this card plus I have another card for just the FS.

On my first card, I cased THIS card of Mary’s. I kept the sunrise/sunset scene w/ the silhouette image, but I used die cuts instead of a stencil, made mine a slimline Christmas card & used slightly different colors.

After die cutting the deer & tree out of black, I die cut the white slimline ticket shaped panel & a few more bottom sections out of white. I used a stitched hill die to cut those extra bottoms into snowbanks. I used a large circle die to cut a reverse mask out of copy paper & used it to sponge in the sun. For the sky, I used the negative part of the slimline cloud die to add some cloud like shapes to the sky. The deer & tree were popped up slightly using cardboard die cut w/the same dies. White acrylic paint & a paintbrush was used to splatter the falling snow then I used some stickles in areas for a little sparkle.

Supplies for this card:

Stamps:Rubbernecker Stamps: Christmas Phrases Lg/Sm
Paper:  Staples 110# white, black
Ink:  Rubbernecker Color Fuse inks: set #1, set #2 & set #7, Versaclair nocturne
Accessories:Rubbernecker Stamps: Deer Family,Winter TreeSlimline Ticket Stitch,Slimline Clouds,Stitched Hills, Circlesdies, Crossover II, Stickles,white acrylic paint, stickles, MISTI


My second card is a little different & I chose THIS card of Mary’s to case. I kept the Christmas theme & making a poinsettia out of a leaf image, but I also used a real leaf to “print” the larger petals & only made one large poinsettia instead of many smaller ones.

I started w/ my die cut white panel & some real leaves I picked off one our Crape Myrtle trees. The shape reminded me of poinsettia petal, but these are a lot sturdier & easy to print. Here’s a pic of the leaves as they looked when I picked them.

I inked a leaf by rubbing the crimson inked over the leaf, placing it ink side down on the panel, then gently rubbing over the backside w/ a paper towel. If you press or rub too hard, you lose the vein detail, so be gentle if you try this.

This is how it looked after I printed the leaf 5 times. I’m not worried about the ink smudges because I’d already planned on using a splatter stamp to add some interest. With the base layer of petals done, I inked part of another leaf w/ the moss ink, masked the red petal w/ the actual leaf, & printed the green leaves. Then I took a leaf rubber stamp, inked it w/ the crimson & stamped it for the smaller, top layer of petals.

The splatter was stamped once w/ scarlet & again w/ gold ink & heat embossed w/ gold powder.  I used a gold leaf Krylon pen around the edges, added the greeting & some gold gems in the center of my poinsettia.

Supplies for this card:

Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Leaf set, Winter Bouquet , Splatter Bg
Paper:  Staples 110# white
Ink:  Rubbernecker Color Fuse inks: set #4 & set #10, Versaclair nocturne, Encore Ultimate metallic gold
Accessories:Rubbernecker Stamps: Rectangle Stitch dies, Mirror Gold embossing powderCrossover II, Crape Myrtle leaf, gold rhinestones, Krylon gold leaf pen, MISTI

Congrats to Nancy, the newest Featured Stamper (FS670) on Splitcoast! She has a wonderful gallery & after much browsing, I chose THIS card to case. I kept the angular layout w/ the decoration but I used different images, dies, colors & made mine a Christmas card. 

My card is pretty simple & didn’t take much time. I put the winter words bg into my Misti, then stamped w/ white ink & white embossed it. Then you know, put it back into the Misti & rinse, repeat as the shampoo instructions go. (Do we really NEED instructions on shampoo??) Anyway, the top white layer was die cut & I turned a double stitch rectangle on an angle & cut out the V. Die cut all the poinsettia petals, glued them together & added half of the greeting.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

 

Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs Beautiful Holiday, Winter Wonder Words
Paper:  Staples 110# white, lt blue
Ink:Versaclair nocturne,  Colorbox frost white pigment ink
Accessories: Rubbernecker Rectangle StitchPoinsettia #1 dies white detail embossing powder,   ODBD double stitch rectangle dies, rhinestone, MISTI

 

It’s my pleasure to host the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge this week & we’re headed to a lovely site that also has an awesome Pinterest Board..Mackenzie-Childs. For my card, I was inspired by THIS wreath.
I really loved the gorgeous wreath so I went for a totally silver & white combo. I wanted a bigger wreath circle than the one in the wreath set, so I used a couple of circle dies for my wreath base. I die cut all the ‘greenery’ & sm. snowflake out of metallic silver &/or silver glitter papers. The poinsettias were die cut out of white glitter paper & the 3 little cardinals out of silver mirror paper. I used some thin silver cord to twine around the wreath & made a loopy bow for the top of the wreath. The greeting is from a large frame greeting, but I didn’t ink the frame part. Since my wreath is good size, the card is also. It measures 6.5 x 5 so it fits in an A7 envelope. The white bg also is larger than the A2 sized rectangle die so I had to use my die resizing/extending technique to make it larger. I thought the sides looked a little bare so I added a couple of strips of silver mirror paper to each side.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

Supplies:

Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Seasons Greetings Frame
Paper:  Staples 110# white, silver & white glitter (DCWV), metallic silver, silver mirror board
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Wreath Set die, Cardinals, Poinsettia #1, Greenery #2, Rectangle Stitch, Circle, Sm. Snowflake  dies, silver metallic cord