This month’s Dirty Challenge on Splitcoaststamper’s is to make a Mother’s Day or Father’s Day card using our newest and one of our oldest personal crafting favorites.  It can be stamps, techniques, colors… anything!


One of the first techniques I learned as a stamper which continues to be one of my very favorites is to use markers and color directly onto the rubber stamp.  Then before stamping the image, you lightly spritz the stamp with water.  I use this technique all the time and have never gotten tired of it.  In fact I have still been known to squeal with delight at the results.  I LOVE it!!


For my newest favorite I used the new SU! set called “Thoughts and Prayers”.  I just recently (finally) got a chance to mount it and absolutely adore the lovely and fresh images.

You can check out all the cards/projects for this challenge here on Splitcoaststampers.  Oh and if you are looking for some inspiration for a Mother’s Day card or project, check out this gallery on Splitcoaststampers.  It’s full of wonderful creations (over 3000 of them!!) just for mom!

Happy Crafting!



Stamps: SU! Thoughts & Prayers, All Holidays; CHF Weave Backgrounder

Papers: SU! Whisper White, Old Olive

Inks: SU! Cameo Coral, Old Olive, Ruby Red, Close to Cocoa

Accessories: SU! 5/8″ White Satin Ribbon; Primas; Stickles; Flatback Pearls

28 Responses to “April’s “Dirty Challenge – Playing Favorites””

  1. This is absolutely gorgeous! I have had this set on my wish list for a while and now it just moved to the top! Wowser!

  2. Very fresh and pretty Susan. Great little touches of sparkle too.

  3. Beautiful card, Susan, and great job with the challenge! I love how feminine the flowers and colors are!

  4. This is fantastic Susan!!! I too just purchased the Thoughts & Prayers set and love the images! I haven’t used this technique in ages … thanks for inspiration … might have to give that a try tonight. Have a great day my friend!!!

  5. Oh my, Susan this is absolutely gorgeous! It sure makes me glad I have that set, and I need to get busy and make some cards with it. This turned out beautiful! TFS

  6. Your card is beautiful, Susan! I love othe appearance of this technique as well, but rarely use it — you are inspiring me to get out that spritzer bottle!! And I’m glad you agree that RR is a neutral — LOL!!! TFS this beautiful creation — I still hope to get to that challenge as well!!

  7. Beautiful card! I love the colors.

  8. What a beautiful Mother’s Day card, Susan! I love that technique and what a soft and pretty image it creates. Love your use of the backgrounder too (that stamp always reminds me of the inside of some monthly statement envies -lol) — I like it here much better! ;P

  9. Did you hear my squeal from here? Wow! This is just beautiful!

  10. An absolutely beautiful card!

  11. This is sooo beautiful, Susan…sooo delicate and elegant!!! I love the technique you used on the flowers and the row of punched flowers at the top!!!

  12. Gorgeous card, Susan.

  13. You have used one of my current favourite stamp sets and a favourtie technique as well, with such lovely results.

  14. This is so pretty Susan!! Wow! Hope you are well….
    HAve a great day!

  15. Beautiful!

  16. Oh this is so pretty!!! the flowery branch is fabulous!
    that’s the first technique I learned too!

  17. Wow! This card is stunning! Very-very beautiful!

  18. Your card is so so beautiful…hugs Jlaura

  19. What a delicate and beautiful stamp, Susan, but it especially comes to life in your hands. I love using markers on my stamps but I never think to mist them. I’ll have to make a point of remembering that (among countless other notes to self). Gorgeous card!

  20. Oh, this is beautiful, Susan! Love the dainty flowers on the main panel. The big white bow and the row of primas are such great accents.

  21. This is really pretty Susan. I love this set too. Great combination of stamps. Any mom would love this.

  22. Beautiful Susan! I love this set and I love your fresh take on it! The sparkle is amazing and it’s so fresh and feminine…perfect for Mother’s day!

  23. Oh how pretty!

  24. Your Mother’s Day card is so gorgeous, Susan!!

  25. This is beautiful!!

  26. yes, that is one of my favourite techniques too… your card is sooo nice – love coming over to you blog! and usually take a nice idea from here – TFS

  27. Gosh – there is just no end to your creativity! I haven’t seen you for ages! How are those granddaughters doing – everyone okay?

  28. This is perfect for spring!!!

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