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It’s my pleasure to host the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC892) this week and I chose & their Pinterest Board. THIS was my inspiration. I love vintage postcards and as a Texas native, this one really appealed to me.

My mini slimline card was made by first die cutting then sponging the ink colors onto the white panel. The words Greetings & from (2 different sets) were stamped in the upper left corner. The stitched letters, longhorn’s horns, the cowboy on horseback & hat were die cut from a thick calendar page. After I arranged the TEXAS where I wanted it, I placed semi-tacky piece of tape over them & lifted them up. Two more of each letter was die cut out of white & arranged to shadow the letters. Then I put glue on the back side, attached it to a piece of cobalt blue & hand trimmed around the the letter group. I used the same blue to cut the ground then attached the longhorn, hat & horse w/ cowboy.

All of the individual items were popped up a bit.

Thanks so much for stopping by! 


Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Christmas Cheer set (Greetings), Fall Gnome set (from)
Paper:  Staples 110# white, cobalt blue, recycled calendar page
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Rubbernecker Stamps: Color Fuse inks: sets #1, #2 & #4
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps:  Cowgirl & Cowboys, Cowboy Boots & Hat, Saddle & Wagon Wheel, Upper Case Alpha w/ Stitch, Tabbed Mountains, Mini Slimline Stitch dies,  Crossover II, Misti

I made this for the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC714) & also for Joanne’s Dare to Get Dirty 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 the IC, my inspiration was THIS. 

This wreath took me quite a while to make. If I had used paper for the leaves, it would have been easier but if you always take the easy route, you probably miss all the good scenery. Anyway, that’s my story & I’m sticking to it. So what did I use for the leaves? 

Some aluminum soda type cans! These were sparkling water cans & I’m here to tell you, they don’t make these cans like they used to. They are much thinner & very easy to cut & also to die cut. I turned over the can pieces & used the aluminum colored side. After die cutting, I was going to coat them w/ paint first, but I forgot. So I used alcohol inks to colors them. They’re really bright & shiny (but also sharp!). I used a woodgrain image on the backgrounds & added a sheer copper bow to finish it.

Here’s the inside.

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Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps:  Splatter Leaves, Wood Fence Bg
Paper:  Staples 110# white, Kraft
Ink: Distress ink vintage photo & antique linen, Versaclair acorn (greeting)
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Rectangle Stitch, Splatter Leavesset, Circle Stitch Frames, 3 Maple Leaves, Greenery #1 , Leaf Group  dies, Ranger Alcohol Inks

It’s my turn & my pleasure to host the Splitcoast Featured Stamper Challenge this week! So a big congrats to Catherine, the newest Featured Stamper. She has a lovely, fun gallery & I saw many I wanted to case..but I finally chose THIS. (I actually saw a lot of cards w/ stars!) I love the stars, so I kept those, but used a die instead of a stamp for the stars, used different colors & made mine a graduation card.

My card is pretty CAS, I had a bg…actually a lg white envelope that I kept under my card stock when I was sponging, spraying & what not, & it looked so pretty & glittery, I saved it. I die cut the Stars out of the front & added the bg behind it. I put the white outline back in place & used a silver Wink of Stella on some. It was really surprising to me how much sparkle it added in comparison to the clear I used on the capital letters of the greeting & a couple of the other white star frames. I added some diplomas & mortarboards in the left corner.

Here’s the inside.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps: DRS Designs: Dreams Inspire Future,  Graduation Bg   (inside: Go Confidently,Brush Mortarboard )
Paper: Staples 110# white
Ink: Memento gray flannel, (tuxedo black on inside), Versaclair nocturne
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Rectangle Stitch, Stars dies, Wink of Stella