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I started this blog in April 2012 so I could join Challenges. I am now on some design teams. I hope you like my cards. I started stamping in 1995 but my cards are still mostly cute.
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Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Beccy's Place month of holiday cards day 24

Day 24 at Beccy's Place month of holiday cards is Use a tutorial

I looked up Split Coast stampers and found a tutorial on Striped Wipe
You are supposed to use die ink Reinkers but I used distress inks.  I bought them a couple years ago but hadn't even opened them.   (I forgot I do have some Stampin Up reinkers)
I made such a mess.  Here are the two cards I made:

I put Salty Ocean, Festive Berries and Mowed Lawn inks on folded edge of baby wipe as instructed and swiped it across glossy card stock.
Stamped Christmas Wishes and Stamp it stamp Holly's Christmas with black ink and coloured with markers.  (Skin colours don't show on top of the stripes)
On first card I added ribbon and pearls, layered onto red and then onto green card.
On second card I added star brads and layered on red card.
It would have been better if I had used a solid stamp.

I would also like to enter these cards into the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations 145 - anything goes with the twist add pearls

Christmas card challenge 51 - anything goes

Crafting with Dragonflies 48 - Christmas card add ribbon 

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge - anything goes

Penny's Paper-Crafty challenge 254 - anything goes

Quirky Crafts 24 - anything Christmas


  1. I lkike how it turned up;)
    ♥Hugs Valentina♥

  2. You did a wonderful job trying this new technique GranMargaret, good for you! Whatever mess you made was worth it... the finished product is really festive and fun. I love the choice of colours and I was glad to read that you even cracked open some ink you'd had in your stash for ages. Great job!

  3. Great card and soooo different in design, thank you for joining my Christmas Challenge over on Quirky Crafts!!
    ((Lyn)) DT

  4. I am loving the background on this card Margaret and the image loos fabulous. Hugs Jennifer xx

  5. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges this week and good luck!
    Monica - CCC DT

  6. Looking good! Thanks for sharing this with us at Crafting with Dragonflies.

  7. Pretty cards. Love the colors. Thanks so much for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

  8. Pretty card, thanks for sharing with Artistic Inspirations!

  9. Looks great! Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Craft Challenge. Hope to see you back again soon :)


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