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Welcome to the September Challenge for Serendipity Stamps!
This month the challenge is Add Fabric! You can get all the details over on the 
Serendipity Challenge Blog.     September’s  “Stamp of the Month” is 50% off  & this month- it’s the Postoid Cling set Be sure to check out the Yard Sale items and the great deals on the Clearance Stamps! And as always, we have a gift certificate up for grabs to a random player.
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Since the challenge is to NOT color the image, I thought I’d sneak in under the radar by coloring the faux stitched circles on the narrow panel underneath.  I saw a card Jennifer Dove made where she drew the faux stitched circles & I thought how fun it would be to try it. So I used a circle maker to draw all the circles & added the stitch lines, then I colored them in. My circles need a bit more practice but all in all, it was fun. Except for the part where I used the long banner I already had (out of other card stock) instead of cutting it again out of X-Press It. I tested the red Copics on it (which are notorious for bleeding out of the lines) & they were fine. I didn’t test the turquoise. It spread like crazy! So I redid those on the other paper, hand cut them & glued them on top. What a pain! At least the rest of the card was easy…just some die cuts.

Here’s the inside made with the rest of my test cases (except the turquoise…I did those on the X-Press It) which were also fussy cut. Below it are the Copics I used for my faux stitched circles.
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Supplies:

Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Cat, Meow Mix cling set
Paper:  Staples #110 white, red, turquoise
Ink:   Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx 
Accessories:   Spellbinders A2 matting basics B, classic ovals dies, Copic markers, stitched rectangles, black Micron pen, circle maker, ODBD Surprise Box die (insert only)

Please be sure to visit all the DT Blogs! It will be so appreciated & also increase your chances of winning!

Jenny Gropp

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Karen Amidon

Marybeth Lopez

Miriam Napier

Patti Kehl

Carol Mayne

Vickie Zimmer

Jeanne Jachna

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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And a  big congrats to Jenn, the newest Featured Stamper (FS477) on Splitcoast! She has such a wonderful, colorful gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I really liked the color combo so I kept that (though mine ended up more purple than violet, lol), but I changed the snowflakes into stars & made my own background since I couldn’t find the dp she used. 

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To make my background, I sponged the violet ink from the bottom up & the pistachio ink from the top down onto a piece of white card stock.  Water drops from a water brush were splattered across the panel to make pale circles. Then I used a dot stencil and a white marker to add whiter dots & I also used a dry marker I touched to the surface of the 2 ink pads to make darker small dots. For the bigger dots I used a pencil eraser touched to the ink pads & also a white pigment ink pad. I also used the tiny star image stamped here & there w/ the violet & pistachio inks. Starry Bday xcu 08785
The finished bg was die cut twice & I turned the larger, outer layer around & put it back around the main panel. Then I added all the die cut & sponged star frames. The greeting was stamped w/ the Versafine purple ink, die cut & the edges sponged. 

Here’s a look at the inside. I used the panel I cut the star frames from, sponged it as I did the front.  Starry Bday inside 08778
Congrats again, Jenn! Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Supplies:

Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Superstar, Shine On, (inside – Birthday Doily)
Paper: Staples 110# white
Ink: Colorbox frost white pigment, Distress inks wilted violet, cracked pistachio, Versafine imperial purple
Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star PatternDouble Stitched StarsDouble Stitched RectanglesSparkling Stars, Rectangles, Circles dies, water brush, pencil (eraser end only), Memory Box Tiny Dots stencil, white Permapaque marker

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Today we are taking another look at the Our Daily Bread designs August release! Don’t you just LOVE the Boho patterns & fabulous dies? So fun! This is also for today’s Free for All Challenge (F4A287), to use an odd number of stamps…I used 7….the greeting, little flower, 2 butterflies on top & 3 more (different) butterflies on the background.
Butterflies for You 07079 So in the spirit of fun, my card uses a water color & stenciled background in bright red/orange. I stamped the different butterflies with Versafine randomly over the background then die cut it with the largest die of the Boho Background die. The inner part of the die was used to die cut the black lattice on top. The greeting was stamped on one of the stitched ovals & I stamped one of the little flowers all around & added just a touch of color. The big Boho butterfly was stamped on another section of the water color bg, die cut & I used a white gel pen to add some white dots for a little brightness.

Here’s the inside where I used a cut off strip of the front & some more butterflies.
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Please be sure to visit all of the DT blogs for more inspiration.
Sandee * Cathy * Amy * Lori * Julie * 

America * Dawn

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Supplies:

Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Boho Blessings, Boho Faith (greeting), Boho Love (small flowers), Trois Jolie Papillons, Butterfly & Bugs
Paper: water color, Neenah white, black
Ink:  Versafine onyx
Accessories: ODBD Stitched OvalsOvalsBoho BackgroundFancy FritillaryButterfly & Bugs dies, Brushos water color crystals, white gel pen, stencils, Misti
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