Welcome to the North Coast Creations November Release! We have a couple of really cute Christmas/Winter images for you!
I was very excited when I saw this nutcracker…I really love them and have a number of them I put out every Christmas. This guy just looked like a member of the Royal Guard so I used mostly red, white & blue on him.
After stamping and coloring, I die cut the nutcracker and matted it with red. The striped paper is a new collection coming soon from Our Daily Bread designs. I die cut the right edge along with a white layer using a bracket border die.The front of the white card was embossed using the largest die of the ODBD Flourished Star Pattern set. I die cut and added all the little stars from the ODBD Sparkling Stars set. I used one of the triangles from the ODBD Pennant dies to make the fishtail on the greeting banner. The blue background was embossed and I used a white chalk maker to highlight the raised embossing. The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50 and these are the Copics I used.
The second image for this release is the sweet little Snow Angel Murphy! I stamped Murphy twice, colored and die cut the circle ornament shape on one and colored and fussy cut Murphy on the other. I added a Santa hat from the Santa Claws set and the greeting from the Santa Paws set.
I added a little sparkling snow glitter writer dimensional paint to the snow and fur on the Santa hat for some dimension and sparkle.
The paper and snowflakes are from Our Daily Bread designs. The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25 and these are the Copics I used.
|Stamps: North Coast Creations –Nutcracker, Snow Angel Murphy, Santa Paws, Santa Claws, Old Fashioned Santa – Our Daily Bread designs - Sparkling Snowflakes
|Paper: white, ODBD Christmas Collection 2014 paper, ODBD Patriotic paper collection, royal blue, red, wine red|
|Ink: Memento tuxedo black, love letter, Colorbox frost white pigment, Distress ink antique linen|
|Accessories: ODBD Sparkling Stars, Pennant, Matting Circles & Circle Ornaments, Flourished Star Pattern, Snowflake dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, bracket border, mega oval, radiant rectangles dies, white chalk marker, Copic markers, sparkling snow dimensional writer, snowflake frame embossing folder (Darice)|
Welcome to the November Challenge for Serendipity Stamps! This month the challenge is appropriately…Things you are Thankful or Grateful pt 2! You can get all the details over on the Serendipity Challenge Blog. The DT has the added challenge of using a non-craft related item.. And as always, we have a have a gift certificate up for grabs to a random player. The sale this week is Free Shipping on any US Order of $15 or more … good through Nov 26th.
For my Thanksgiving card, I stamped the beautiful Horn of Plenty, colored it with Copics, then die cut it. A gold, leaf border die cut square was added underneath before attaching to a large chocolate colored layer.
I used a Cheery Lynn Chrysanthemum die to make the white flower and a CL sunflower die on the yellow flower. I also used a CL fanciful flourish die. Embedded in my corner fall corsage arrangement, I have my non-craft item…the netting. It’s actually from a bag of lemons and I used an orange Copic to make the yellow a bit deeper. A little raffia tied in a loose bow adds the finishing touch. The tag was die cut and stamped with the Small Happy Thanksgiving and I used a Copic to color the border of it.
On the inside, I used a leftover narrow frame that I also colored w/ Copics, some leftover chrysanthemum petals and a band of the chocolate on which I stamped the small Maple Leaf.
As an extra non-craft item, I used my envelope punch board to make a sturdy envelope out of an old calendar page. The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50 and these are the Copics I used.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Please be sure to visit and comment on all the DT blogs so you’ll be entered to win!
Special Guest Designer: Lisa Minckler
- Karen Amidon
- Marybeth Lopez
- Miriam Napier
- Vickie Zimmer
- Jeanne Jachna
- Jenny Gropp
- Julie Warner (you are here!)
|Stamps: Serendipity Stamps –Horn of Plenty 672K, Happy Thanksgiving Small 666C, Happy Thanksgiving 1127D, Maple Leaf set 806QCL|
|Paper:X-Press It white, chocolate brown, goldenrod, lt yellow, green, fall calendar page|
|Ink: Memento tuxedo black, cantaloup & tangelo (for sponging the sunflower)|
|Accessories: Spellbinders A2 matting basics B, labels 22, leafy squares, std tag dies, Copic markers, Cheery Lynn dies (Chrysanthemum CL-B311, Fanciful Flourish CL-B117, Sunflower, mini brad, raffia, netting from lemon bag, envelope punch board (We R Memory Keepers)|
A big Congrats to Audrie, the newest Featured Stamper (FS406) on Splitcoast! I’m always inspired by her creations and I chose THIS to case. I loved the layout with the cords going vertically & horizontally behind the main panel so I kept those. I used different images, different colors and added a die cut greeting instead of stamping it.
The Christmas dove was stamped, colored with Copics and I fussy cut around the black border then attached it to a piece of textured white c/s. I added the narrow silver ribbons to the die cut aqua textured c/s before attaching the dove on top. I stamped, colored & fussy cut an extra holly branch to pop up on top.
The Peace die was cut once our of silver glitter c/s and twice out of heavy white then glued together for more dimension.
|Stamps: Serendipity Stamps –Christmas Dove 679J|
|Paper: X-Press It white, textured aqua & white (DCWV – pastel matstack), silver glitter|
|Ink: Memento tuxedo black|
|Accessories: Copic markers, Serendipity Peace die 030HD, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, stickles|
Today we are taking another look at the Our Daily Bread designs November release! Don’t you love those fabulous stars images & dies? And the paper collections are beautiful! I used a medley of images & dies from this release and previous releases…I love to mix it up!
Considering the number of image sets & dies I used, I’m surprised it looks as clean as it does, lol. These images just seemed to say “emboss me” so I used some pearly metallic blue powder on the star, snowflakes & greeting and a silver detail powder on the clock because I didn’t want the clock quite as prominent as the snowflake star centerpiece.
I used the Ornament circle & Matting circle dies to die cut the clock and the two circles in the white & shimmer navy layers. The beautiful silver & white dp was die cut using the largest outer rectangle from the Flourished Star Pattern die. I love how it leaves the pretty pierced edge. The snowflakes were fussy cut after heat embossing and the greeting was die cut. Add a different greeting and I think this would make a wonderful New Year’s card, too!
Please be sure to visit all the DT blogs for more beautiful inspiration!
|Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs - Snowflake Stars, Sparkling Snowflakes, God’s Timing
|Paper: white, ODBD Winter Collection 2014 paper, navy blue shimmer|
|Ink: Encore ultimate metallic silver & Colorbox midnight pigment inks|
|Accessories: ODBD Splendorous Stars, Matting Circles & Circle Ornaments & Flourished Star Pattern dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, fancy framed tags & fancy tags dies, satin velvet & detail silver embossing powders|
These are the fabulous sets, dies & papers I used.
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Welcome to the Serendipity Stamps November Blog Hop! We are showing off some beautiful new winter images & dies! If you arrived here from Jenny’s Blog , you are in the right place..if not, you may want to head over there first.
- A $20 gift certificate is up for grabs and the winner will be chosen randomly from one of the blogs.
- Commenters have until Monday 11-17 to leave a comment. The winner wil be posted on Marys blog on 11-18.
- For a SECOND chance to win a $20 gift certificate you need to LIKE Serendipity Stamps and SHARE on Facebook.
For my Christmas card in non-tradiontal colors, I started with a piece of water color paper, a handful of Distress Ink pads, a teflon craft sheet & water spritzer. I started by pressing the pink inks onto the craft sheet, spritzing with water then dabbing part of the water color paper onto it. I dried it w/ a heat gun, then did the same with the teal, blue & greens…one at a time and drying in between colors. Dabbing here & there and drying in between colors keeps them from blending together and making mud. Then I stamped the Poinsettia Background on top w/ the Versafine and used an opaque cream marker to color in the centers & a black marker around the edge.
I used the Poinsettia & Leaf to stamp the big single poinsettia a couple of times on ivory, colored them w/ Copics & fussy cut them. The small poinsettia (from the big background image) was done the same way. I thought it looked a little too busy, so I added a narrow strip of blue vellum down the side before adding the poinsettias. The Joy die was die cut 3 times out of the cream and twice out of black to shadow it. The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50 and these are the Copics I used for the poinsettias.
- Mary’s Blog
- Karen Amidon
- Marybeth Lopez
- Miriam Napier
- Vickie Zimmer
- Jeanne Jachna
- Jenny Gropp
- Julie Warner
|Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Poinsettia Background 1331BKK, Poinsettia & Leaf 1322E, Wishing You 1336CL|
|Paper: water color, textured blue & cream (DCWV – pastel matstack), ivory, pale blue vellum, black|
|Ink: Versafine onyx, Memento tuxedo black, Distress Inks spun sugar, Victorian velvet, tumbled glass, evergreen bough, broken china|
|Accessories: Copic markers, Serendipity Joy die 038DD, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, crystals, stickles, black Permapaque marker|