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A big congrats to Caryn, the newest Featured Stamper (FS435) on Splitcoast! She has beautiful, growing gallery and I chose THIS card to case. I kept the layout & flowers theme, but I used different images, different colors & die cut flowers & a punched vase.
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nstead of stamping the gray stripes like Caryn did, I brayered some strips with soft gray shadow ink then stamped the lines image (from the Retro Cling set) on top w/ weathered wood ink then attached them to my white panel & die cut it. Instead of an image of a vase of flowers, I punched a large vase, used a tiny sunburst punch on the side and stamped the starburst with worn lipstick & squeezed lemonade. I used the lipstick, lemonade, marigold, persimmon & honey inks to stamp the solid flowers by tapping all of the colors onto the images then lightly spritzing before stamping. The outline flowers were lined up & stamped on top then I used the matching dies to cut them out. The green inks were used for the leaves. I added 2 colors & 3 sizes of enamel dots to finish.

Here’s a look at the inside.

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Congrats again, Caryn! Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Flower PopsFlower Pops Negative Set, Retro Cling Set, Retro Starburst Set, Just Because, Spring Flower Pops (skinny leaf), Everyday Words (inside greeting)
Paper: Neenah white, dp (SEI – Claire)
Ink:  Versafine onyx, Memories soft gray, Distress Inks in weathered wood, worn lipstick, dried marigold, wild honey, ripe persimmon, squeezed lemonade, Kaleidacolor melon melody
Accessories:  Serendipity Flower Pops dies, Spring Flower Pops dies (skinny leaf), enamel dots (Recollections), Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, petite oval dies, vase punch, tiny sunburst punch

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The Inspiration Challenge (IC496) today on Splitcoast is a Pinterest board w/ all manner of wreaths. I was inspired by THIS wreath with its colorful circles of flowers. I was also inspired by This card I saw on Pinterest..I thought the circle flowers were really cute.
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I picked some different colors of card stock and punched out all the circles in different sizes. I think the largest is 1 1/2″ and the smallest is 1/2″. I could have used circle dies, but my trusty old punches were feeling neglected. The leaf is also a punch and the stems were made by just trimming some strips. 

When I attached all the circles, I purposely had the centers a little wonky…I thought it just added character. The white background was embossed with a honeycomb pattern and I only used a portion of the Wordy Birthday Greeting. I love that greeting because you can pick & choose what parts you want to use (if you don’t want the whole thing) and the fonts are all different. I ran out of the green card stock I used for the leaves, so I used a couple of green Copics to color the edges of the largest layer.

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you haven’t, please check out the DRS Thursday Challenge..this week, Over the Top (have your greeting on top). DRS images are not required!
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Stamps: DRS Designs –Wordy Birthday Greeting
Paper: Neenah white, butter, lemon, turquoise, teal, peach, coral
Ink: Versafine onyx
Accessories:  Spellbinders ovals & fancy framed tags dies, circle punches, leaf punch, honeycomb embossing folder (Darice), green Copic markers


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Weekly-Favorite   Best of 2015 SCS
Today’s Color Challenge (CC524) on Splitcoast had some pretty colors…perfect for flowers, which was also one of the dessert options. I have this new little dandelion image and I thought it would look good in a vase. After stamping & masking, I sponged the 3 closest colors I had to the challenge and spritzed w/ a little water. I added a few white dots w/ a gel pen just to brighten them up a bit then I cut them out.
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After I die cut the flower heart, I sponged the same colors on the flowers, spritzed them then put it back in the die & embossed it again while damp. This is really thick card stock and it embosses so much better when damp. After I punched the vase, I also misted it and embossed it w/ the same die. The edge of the lighter pink c/s was punched, sponged a little & white dots added to the centers. When the card was all put together, I added the black Candi dot on the flag & a little Wink of Stella on the dandelions.

Since I didn’t use any designer paper, I repeated the dandelions & sponging on the inside.
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Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Stamps: DRS Designs –Dandelion Puff, Happy Birthday, Rest of Life Greeting (inside)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Kaliedacolor baby powder (yellow), Distress inks worn lipstick & dried marigold
Paper: Neenah white, pink, strawberry
Accessories:  Spellbinders A2 matting basics A die, MFT fishtail flag die, Memory Box Vernay Heart die, Punch Bunch vase punch, white gel pen, Wink of Stella pen, Candi dot, Martha Stewart hydrangea border punch