Happy Tuesday! So it’s May, the 20th of May! That means that it’s time for another Dirty Girl Challenge. I have to say, that I am so enjoying these monthly challenges between the Splitcoaststampers Dirty Dozen Current and Alumni. For starters, it keeps us challenged, thus being creative, but it also brings us all together. Not only is that fabulous for us, but you also get to see some creative stamping by a very talented group of women. (I’m still asking myself why I’m in this group, but hey let’s enjoy the ride.)

This month’s challenge focus is on owls (or any other flighted fowl), to use texture, and no rhinestones, crystals, dew drops, or other blingy embellishments. To see all the challenge cards, you can search on Keyword DCWH508 in the Splitcoaststampers Gallery, or simply click here.

Now I’m just a little upset with myself on the image of this card, only because I got a little carried away with the airbrush and no matter what I did, I couldn’t correct it. I suppose I could have trashed it and started over, but that really was too simple.


The image was colored with Copic Markers and then cut out and embossed using rectangle Nestabilities. I left the die cut in the rectangle, using it as a mask for the edges, and then masked the owl itself. I then airbrushed the background leaving a white band around the image. I then cut and embossed two more layers each larger than the other for the background of the image. The sentiment was stamped in black ink, and then punched out using the SU Large Oval Punch and adhered to the back of the Hodgepodge Hardware with Ranger Matte Accents. The background paper, BasicGrey Periphery was sewn to a panel of Prism Birchtone Medium which was then layered on the card.

My texture for the card would be the stitching, the Prism paper which has a rough texture on one side, the embossing the Spellbinders Nestabilities, the airbrush (which gives the paper a different feel), and the weave of the taffeta ribbon.

Stamps: Amy Smyth Made It – The Aviary Assortment for Inkadinkado

Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; BasicGrey Periphery; Prism Birchtone Medium and Dark

Ink: Tsukineko Brilliance Graphite Black and Ranger Archival Jet Black

Accessories: Copic Markers and Airbrush System; Spellbinders Plain and Scalloped Rectangle Nestabilities; Sewing Machine; SU Hodgepodge Hardware and Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon; Ranger Matte Accents; Mounting Tape

Here’s hoping each of you have a great day and enjoy looking at all the Dirty Dozen Challenge Cards!



Today’s challenge on Splitcoast is the Limited Supply Challenge, LSC108 – Bundle of Joy. The object today is to create a neutral baby card for either a boy or a girl. So that eliminates pinks and blues! Not having any need for baby stamps until recently, I don’t have many. You can bet that I will be changing that soon though. It seems that more and more of my friends are becoming grandparents and there are more showers to attend. The little buggy stamp I used today probably came from a bin at Big Lots, since I probably wouldn’t have bought it any other time unless I found it dirt cheap!

I stamped the buggy image in Black Stazon and then water colored it with reinkers. It is layered on Mellow Moss and the edges are trimmed using my Fiskars scalloped edged scissors. A Signo white gel pen was used to make the little dots around the edges. The background panel is a piece of Whisper White cardstock run through the Cuttlebug using the D’vine Swirl embossing folder and then layered on Mellow Moss paper. To get the sentiment, using the large oval punch, I punched through both layers of paper and stamped the sentiment in Mellow Moss directly on the white card base. I had this cute little ribbon in my stash, and don’t even know where I got it now, but probably Big Lots! I love to junk store and Big Lots is one of my favorites!

Hello Baby

Stamps: Small Sayings, Unknown buggy by Inkadinkado

Ink: Mellow Moss, So Saffron, Bordering Blue

Paper: Whisper White, Mellow Moss

Accessories: Signo White Gel Pen, Cuttlebug, Large oval punch, Ribbon, Corner rounder

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