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Welcome to the Feb #2 Blog Hop for Serendipity Stamps!
If you arrived here from Miriam’s blog, you’re in the right place..if not, you may want to head over there first.

The Prize – One $20 gift code will go to one random commenter from the blogs. So be sure  to visit all the blogs because you don’t know which one the winner will be drawn from. You have through Sunday Feb 25 to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win. Mary will announce a winner on Feb 26 on her Blog. The special this week is Free Shipping on all US orders of $25 or more. Good 2/21 thru 2/25. On the first & third Wednesdays of every month, we’ll be celebrating with a Blog Hop! The Special this month is the Judy’s Lg. Easter Basket stamp – 50% off!

I used the lovely  Zinnia image for my card today. After stamping & coloring, I fussy cut the 3 flowers & leaves.  The black strip was die cut & the flowers arranged around & over it. I only used part of the original greeting…the You part was just too large to fit in the space. So to make the you die, I used part of the Rejoice die  & trimmed away the rest. 

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

Next stop is Vickie’s Blog!  Please be sure to comment on all the DT Blogs..it will be so appreciated & also increase your chances of winning!

Mary’s Blog

Beth Chui

Miriam Napier

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Vickie Zimmer 

Marybeth Lopez

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Supplies:

Stamps: Serendipity Stamps:  ZinniaYou Made My Day (inside:Tiny Flower,  Just Wanted to Say)
Paper:  Staples 110# white,  
Ink:   Encore ultimate metallic gold pigment, Brilliance galaxy gold
Accessories: Serendipity Stamps –Rejoice die ,Copic markers, Misti, sequins, MFT basic stitch lines dies, ODBD pierced rectangles dies

 

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Today’s Color Challenge (CC675) is a denim blue, lime green & purply fig color. Love the first 2..not so crazy about the last one. This was my solution to using these colors together.

Though there’s not much to this card, it gave me trouble from start to finish. Sigh…one of those days. After I used the distress inks to sponge the bg, I used my Misti to stamp these silhouette wellies & umbrella. That was a chore all in itself. I tried a bunch of different inks & colors but the black chalk ink looked the best w/ this bg. I still had to add a few of the lines back in w/ a white gel pen. And a little color was added w/ a green & a pink marker.

Then I proceeded to somehow get ink in places I didn’t mean to but thankfully, it was covered up by the placement of the images. Here’s a look at the inside.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies: 

Stamps: Sparkle N Sprinkle – Spring Swirl 425  (inside – DRS Designs- Sunny Birthday)
Paper: Staples 110# white
Ink: Versamagic midnight black chalk ink, Distress inks twisted citron, shabby shutters, tumbled glass, stormy sky, milled lavender, seedless preserves, Versafine onyx, Memento flannel gray
Accessories: Tombow markers, Lil’ Inker stitched rectangle dies, MFT stitched flags dies

 

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Today’s Technique Challenge (TLC678) & Clean & Simple (CAS469) are both about backgrounds. The TLC wanted us to make a stained glass bg & I totally cheated on this one. I promise, if I have time, I’ll come back & do it right.  😉 

I put the Stained Glass Oval image into my Misti then stamped the image w/ Memento desert sand. I knew I wanted to gold emboss it but since I also wanted to color it w/ Copics &  the two don’t play well together, so it was stamped first w/ an ink color that would allow me to see the lines but also disappear when embossed. 

After coloring it, I over stamped it w/ gold pigment ink then heat embossed it w/ gold powder. I die cut a piece of lilac card stock &  a larger piece of sage green then cut the ovals out of the centers. The Happy Easter Cross was stamped, colored &  I cut around the top to let more of the stained glass show through then attached it behind the oval frames &  then on top of the stained glass background.

Here are the Copics I used.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies: 

Stamps: DRS Designs – Oval Stained GlassHappy Easter Cross
Paper: Staples 110# white, pale lilac, pale sage
Ink:  Encore ultimate metallic gold, Memento tuxedo black, desert sand 
Accessories: Misti, Spellbinders pierced rectangles, pierced ovals, classic oval dies, sequins

 

 

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