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  • Sending Love


    A fun, easy Valentine, Wedding, Anniversary or Birthday card with minimal coloring and a stencil background using translucent grit paste. Easy to customize using the colors of your choice. The hardest part is waiting for it to dry.

    A big congrats to Deb, the newest Featured Stamper (FS888) on Splitcoast! She has a wonderful gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I kept the layout (mostly) & the hearts, but I used different images, dies & colors. I also changed the background to a stenciled one.

    For my card, I started by placing the stencil on scratch paper & rubbing 2 colors of pinkish/red ink over the top. I didn’t try to blend it, just dabbed it in areas first the lighter color then used the darker color on the rest. I placed the stencil on top of white card stock, ink side UP, then used a palette knife &  spread the grit paste in a thin layer. The paste picked up the ink from the top of the stencil as I spread the paste & it gave me a lovely varied color. There is a subtle glitter in this paste that’s more apparent in person. I carefully lifted the stencil & washed it right away so it wouldn’t adhere to the stencil. Then I let the background piece dry (about 20 minutes or so).

    While it was drying, I stamped the greeting & die cut w/ the longest tag. The heart balloons were also stamped, colored & die cut. When dry, I attached a pink inside scallop frame around the heart bg, tucking the greeting tag under the edges, & layered a red outside scallop frame underneath it. The balloons were popped up just a bit.
    Here are the Copics I used for the balloons:

    Thanks
    so much for stopping by!

     

    Supplies:

    Stamps: Brass & Bliss: Love is in the Air set
    Paper:  Staples 110# white, pink, red
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black,  Rubbernecker Stamps: Color Fuse inks set #4
    Accessories:  Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps: Love is in the Air, Inside Scallop Frame, Outside Scallop Frame, Offset Tags dies, Stacked Hearts Stencil,  Crossover II,  Ranger Distress Translucent Grit Paste, Misti, Copic Markers



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  • Christmas Wreath


    An easy to make Christmas Wreath card featuring a large stamped wreath which is colored in using a 4 part stencil. There is also a matching die to cut it out, making it a really quick project. You can make a stack of these in almost no time at all.


    It’s my turn to host the Featured Stamper Challenge, so a big congrats to Lisa! She has a marvelous gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I kept the layout but used different images, dies & colors and made mine a Christmas card.

    My large wreath was stamped & the colors were sponged in using a 4 pt stencil & some Color Fuse inks. There is a matching die for this, but I already had the 2 circles cut & decided to use them instead. I put the greeting on the smaller one & popped it up on top of the wreath & added some little red rhinestones.

    I had the dk red strip but it was a little too long, so I cut it first w/ a mini slimline layer then used the pierced cover die on it before attaching my circles on top.

    Thanks so much for stopping by!

     


    Supplies:

    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Winter Wreath set
     Paper: Staples 110# white,  dk red, dp (Rubbernecker Stamps: Off the Grid paper pad)
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Rubbernecker Stamps: Color Fuse ink set #4, set #10
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps:  Mini Slimline Stitch, Winter Wreath set, Stitched Rectangles, Stitched Circles, Background Cover #1 dies, MISTICrossover II, Rhinestones


     


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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.

    Thanks
    so much for stopping by!


     

     

    Supplies:

    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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