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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


A big congrats to Jacqueline, the newest Featured Stamper (FS713) on Splitcoast! She has a fab gallery & after much browsing, I chose THIS card to case. I kept the circle & trees but used some stamps instead of all dies, different dies & made mine a Christmas card.

For my Christmas card, I colored & die cut the cute little critters then die cut a large white panel. I used a stitched hill die to cut it in half, then sponged the upper half & splattered w/ water. I also stamped a random dot image w/ Picket Fence ink & used a white Posca pen to add some bright white snow dots, then I put the panel back together. The circle w/ the trees was die cut once out of pine green & once out of white, again stamping the dots w/ white onto the green version & stacked them a little off. I added a  white stitched frame on top of the green one then attached it to my panel & added the animals.  I saw I had enough room for a greeting & thankfully was able to add it this late in the process by using my Misti.

Here are the Copics I used:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

 

Supplies:

Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Woodland Animals #2,Woodland Animals #3 Not So Many Dots, Christmas Phrases Lg/Sm
Paper:  Staples 110# white, pine green, X-Press It Blending Card
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Versaclair nocturne, Rubbernecker Stamps: Color Fuse Ink set #6, Color Fuse Ink set #7, Distress Inks picket fence
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Rectangle Stitch, Circle Stitch Frames,Winter Trees in Circle, Woodland Animals #2, Woodland Animals #3 dies, Crossover II,Copic Sketch Markers, white Posca paint pen


There’s a new challenge in town on Splitcoast..just started up this summer. It’s the Watercolor Wednesday Challenge & today the challenge (WCW015) is watercolored die cuts. I think the aim to watercolor on die cuts. I went about it in the opposite direction, but I hope that will still count.

This skyline die is brand new & is only pre-order right now, but will start shipping soon. I had it in my mind to make a city scene at Christmas so I rather randomly painted a piece of watercolor paper w/ greens & reds. I used Brushos & mixed the powders in a plastic palette before dropping them, wet into wet, onto the w/c paper. I used a heat gun to quickly dry it & this stopped the color from totally blending out & gave me some hard edges & the splotches I was looking for. After it was dry, I die cut it. I also die cut a piece of scratch paper & used the negative top part as a mask & sponged in the background buildings before popping the die cut version up w/ fun foam & attaching it. Before I put it all on the slimline card front, I splattered it w/ white acrylic paint, then stamped the greeting (new & also soon to be released!). A narrow stitched hill was attached on top to represent snow on the ground. I dotted some of the snow w/ stickles for a little sparkle.

Thank so much for stopping by!

 

 

Supplies:

Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Christmas Phrases Lg/Sm
Paper:  Staples 110# white, lime green, Strathmore 90# watercolor 
Ink: Rubbernecker Stamps: Color Fuse inks set #4, set #11, Versafine Clair  nocturne
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Slimline Skyline, Stitched Hills, Slimline Nested Stitch dies, Crossover II, white Acrylic paint, Brushos Water Color Crystals, Stickles