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  • Cheers Shaker

    A fun, sparkly shaker card to celebrate the holidays, a birthday or New Year’s. Glitter was used for the shaker so it’s not bulky and shouldn’t take extra postage. Some step by step pics show you the process & it doesn’t require any special supplies.

    For the Inspiration Challenge (IC937) we are visiting Catch My Party & their Pinterest Board where I found THIS picture for my inspiration. The colors and the sparkle really caught my eye.

    I first created the large background using a 2 part Bokeh stencil and some light green & teal inks. Some paler, larger circles were added using a white pigment ink. After making sure this was completely dry, I put one of the stencils back onto the background & sponged some silver ink here & there, in some of the smallest circles, then embossed this w/ silver ep. For the shaker element, I die cut the shapes into the turquoise rectangle, then did the same to 2 pieces of cardboard. A separate glass was die cut in grass green & inserted the outline into the opening. I used a piece of cellophane packaging (like those that clear stamps or embellishments come in) & attached this to the back of the turquoise piece before attaching the 2 piece of cardboard on top of it. 

    Below is the back. I’ve already filled the bottle area & attached a piece of white card stock over it to seal it.

    This is how the front looks at this point.

    I put some chunky glitter inside the opening of the glass, then attached another piece of white over it. The front side of the white cover was lightly sponged w/ the green & teal inks to give it a color. You can see that below.

    Here is the right side, all finished.

    The greeting was stamped, & the shaker element was attached to the Bokeh background. I glued some of the larger pieces of the glitter, here & there on the Bokeh bg for some additional sparkle.

    so much for stopping by!




    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Sip Sip Hooray set
    Paper:  Staples 110# white,  grass green, turquoise, scrap of silver, plastic packaging
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Hero Arts unicorn, Encore ultimate metallic silver,  Rubbernecker Stamps: Color Fuse inks set #9 & set #10
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Stitched Rectangles, Wine Glass & Bottle  dies, Crossover II,  Silver Dollar embossing powder, Bokeh stencil, chunky glitter

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  • Pumpkin Thanks

    A Thanksgiving card with a different color combo. Blue & orange pumpkins w/ splattered leaves & partially die cut greeting. Two different backgrounds were used for the pumpkins & leaves. Great way to use up those backgrounds you made that aren’t that impressive on their own. Once you stamp & die cut an image onto them, they take on a whole new look.

    For the Inspiration Challenge (IC930) we’re visiting What Meagan Makes & her Pinterest site where I found THIS picture for my inspiration. I really liked the color combo of blue & orange for the pumpkins, so that’s where I started.

    I had a couple of different backgrounds in my stash..1 was heavily splattered red/orange on the bottom and mostly ivory on top. I used that for the 1 whitish pumpkin & some of the leaves. The red/orange part I used for the rest of the leaves. The other background was brayered w/ blue & orange & to me, wasn’t all that pretty by itself. But I think it did work out great for the 2 bigger pumpkins. All the images were stamped w/ espresso Distress oxide ink. I wanted a bit of a softer, worn look & that fit the bill.

    I also used the red/orange part for the Thanks die cut greeting, attached an ivory version, offset behind it before attaching it to the blue shadow. The Give word was stamped w/ an alphabet set. For the large ivory background, I smooshed two of the brown shades of the Color Fuse ink onto an acrylic block, then used a wet paintbrush to pick up the color & splatter it across the background. I used the lightest, mocha ink to sponge the edges of the panel.

    Then it was just a matter of arranging all the die cut images. the pumpkins are popped up a bit, w/ the mostly ivory one, popped up just a bit more than the others.

    Thanks so much for stopping by!




    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps –  Fall Pumpkins, Alpha set #1
    Paper:  Staples 110# white, ivory
    Ink: Distress oxide ink Ground Espresso, Versaclair pinecone (greeting)
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker:  Fall Pumpkins,  Thanks, Offset Tag dies,  MISTI,  Crossover II 

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  • Stir Up Trouble

    A fun Halloween card w/ a cute smiling cup, stenciled background & glittery goo border. Easy to make & easy to change the colors to go w/ your selection of Halloween paper.

    For the Inspiration Challenge (IC927), we’re visiting Country Living Pinterest Board where I found THIS cute picture.

    My little Halloween card is pretty easy. I colored the cute little smiling cup then die cut it w/ stitched circle die. I used my out of the box  for the stir stick to keep from chopping it off. The designer paper strip & purple strip behind it were die cut using 2 sizes of slimline dies, since I wanted them narrower than normal rectangle dies. I used my resizing trick to make them shorter. For the top section, I used a fun jack-o’lantern face stencil & lost shadow oxide ink for that barely there look. The orange drippy goo die cut was draped across the top of the purple strip & I added stickles to it & a couple of areas on the cup.

    The center circle was popped up a bit & I added an extra layer behind the top half of the circle to even it out w/ the added layers on the bottom.

    Here are the Copics I used:

    Thanks so much for stopping by! 




    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps:  Spooktacular Coffee set
    Paper:  Staples 110# white, black, purple,  dp (Rubbernecker Stamps: Spooktacular paper)
    Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Distress Oxide Lost Shadow
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Rectangle Stitch, Spooktacular Coffee set, Slimline Stitch, Circle Stitch, Drips & Splatters  dies, Jack O’Lantern Stencil,  Crossover II, Misti, stickles

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