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For the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC772), we’re headed to Soft Surroundings. They have a lot of really lovely items & for my card I was inspired by the colors in THIS dress.

I did some slightly tricky die cutting for the angled topper & since I’ve had questions about my resizing technique w/ dies, I took some extra pics to help explain it. The angled die I used on the edge is actually sized for an A2 card so I had to partially die cut the Fall Slimline image w/ the next largest size stitched slimline die. Then I had to cut the lower edge & extend the shorter length of the border die. This is how I did the first cut. (Click on any pic to make it larger)

You’ll see I only cut the top 3/4 of the die, not cutting the lower 1/4 at all.

I used the actual angled die & a ruler to extend the line where I want to cut. A red pencil was used to make it visible here.

I used the smaller top plate to make first cut.

You can see the first cut more clearly here. Only the right side is cut.

Now I line up the die along the remaining left side making sure to line up the stitch lines on the die.

Now it’s flipped back over & ready to cut.

All finished. Just have to erase the pencil & color it in.

You may notice that my colored in panel looks longer on the left than it did when I was cutting it. After I finished coloring & started to assemble my card, I realized it looked better a little longer, so I cut a bit more of the leftover, then stamped the acorn again & fussy cut it. This bg is so busy that w/ the acorn on top, you can’t even see where the cut was. I added a narrow white cut border under it, then attached it to my blue bg.
Here are the Copics I used.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps:  Splatter Leaves,  Slimline Fall
Paper:  Staples 110# white, goldenrod, sky blue
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Slimline Nested Stitch,Splatter Leaves, Borders 2  dies, Copic Sketch Markers


Such a lovely site for the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC769)! While I loved all the pretty items, I found it was tough for me to pick, because almost everything is in whites or pastels. For the most part, I’m just not a pastel person. I was really in the mood to make a fall card so when I saw THIS cookbook cover, that’s what I chose. They looked more like fall colors & the white circle was perfect for a greeting.

For my card, I started by white embossing the leaves onto a narrow strip, then sponging the fall colors over it.  Then I white embossed them again on separate pieces of green &  rust colored card stock &  fussy cut those. The white bg was dry embossed &  I popped up the greeting on its own circle. The circle stitch frame behind the greeting was sponged to match the leaves

Here’s the inside:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs: Open LeafFall Leaf w AcornMed. Silhouette Leaf, Wheat Give ThanksGive Thanks (inside: Pumpkin Thanksgiving)
Paper: Staples 110# white, rust, olive
Ink:Memento tuxedo black, Kaleidacolor tomato vine
Accessories: Rubbernecker Rectangle Stitch, Circle Stitch, Circle Stitch Frames  dies white embossing powder, Ultimate Crafts leaf embossing folder

The Color Challenge (CC804) on Splitcoast today uses green, med. blue & golden yellow.  I think those colors are perfect for my fall/Thanksgiving card. I’ve seen a lot of chalk white & bluish white pumpkins in ads & thought that might be pretty. I knew it would certainly make the words on this pumpkin stack easy to read.

To make my card, I stamped &  colored the pumpkin stack, sticking to colors on the muted side, then die cut it in an oval. I added a white layer w/ the oval cut out &  a gray-blue oval frame on top. The little sunflowers &  leaves were colored &  fussy cut to add around the frame. 

Here’s a look at the inside &  below it are the Copic I used.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

 

Stamps: DRS Designs:Give Thanks Pumpkins, 4 in 1 Harvest (inside: Thanks Be to God )
Paper: Staples 110# white, X-Press It white, blue
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Accessories: Rubbernecker Rectangle Stitch, Oval Stitch, Oval Stitch Frame dies, Copic Sketch Markers, MISTI