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Welcome to the April Blog Hop for Serendipity Stamps! If you arrived here from Jenny’s Blog,  you are in the right place..if not, you may want to head over there first.
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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 April 24 to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win. Mary will  announce a winner on April 25. Each month a different image is 50% off. This month- it’s the Adirondack Chair.
. The special is free shipping on all US orders $20 and up  – good Wed through Sunday 4/20 – 4/24. Be sure to check out the great deals on the Clearance Stamps!   On the third Wednesday of every month., we’ll be celebrating with a Blog Hop!  For another chance to win,  be sure to play along with our monthly challenge. You can get all the details on the challengHERE.
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For my card, I put the Adirondack Chair image in my Misti, stamped it w/ Memento, colored w/ Copic markers, overstamped w/ Versfine then sprinkled w/ detail black embossing powder & heat embossed it. I pretty much had to do it in this order to use the Copics w/ the heat embossing…Copics tend to “melt” the ep (& ruin your markers) if you try to use them after heat embossing..especially if you do a lot of blending. I die cut the gray frame using 2 sizes of the matting basics dies. For the dry embossed cherry tree, I arranged the image inside the embossing folder, then put one of the embossing frames on top to keep it from embossing the area over the chair. I sort of matched up the branch embossing on the gray frame & embossed it, as well. The stamped, colored & fussy cut geraniums on the side.

Here’s a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used.  Adirondack Chair insdie 08983
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Supplies:

Stamps: Serendipity Stamps –Adirondack Chair, Sm. Geraniums, Thinking of You,  (inside – Sending Love)
Paper:  Staples white, X-Press It white, gray (Recollections)
Ink:   Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx (to over stamp), (inside-Distress inks mowed lawn & abandoned coral)
Accessories:  Copic markers, Misti, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, Decorative Labels 28 dies, N.Snellen embossing folder (Cherry Blossom), black detail embossing powder, pink Permapaque marker, white Prismacolor pencil, Darice embossing frames

Please be sure to comment on all the DT blogs. It will be much appreciated & will also increase your chances of winning! Now I’ll send you on to Karen’s Blog. Here’s the order in case you get lost.

Mary’s Blog

Marybeth Lopez

Miriam Napier

Vickie Zimmer

Jeanne Jachna

Jenny Gropp

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Karen Amidon

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Today’s Technique Challenge (TLC528) on Splitcoast is Cluster Stamping and involves die cutting or punching a large mask then stamping inside with smaller images. I die cut an oval out of a card sized piece of copy paper where I wanted it to be on the actual card. After placing this reverse mask on top of the actual piece of card, I sponged pink ink inside and a little gray around the edges.
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Leaving the mask in place, I stamped the different flower images, then using a tiny acrylic paintbrush, I painted bleach on the flowers to remove most of the color. I also went over it a bit with a white Prismacolor pencil to smooth out the white areas. After removing the mask, I used a pierced oval around it. The greeting was stamped (using a stamp positioner to move the lines closer together) in the lower right and a fussy cut little bird was added on the left along w/ a few clear sequins. These are the Copics I used for the bird.
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I started w/ the RV colors then thought the pink was a little too much on the cool side to go w/ the sponged pink so I added just a touch of the cherry white to warm it up. Here’s a look at the inside.
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Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs –Dandelion Puff, Dogwood Branch, 4 Flower Background, Bird on Branch, May Memories Sympathy, Deepest Sympathy (inside)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black,  Distress inks spun sugar, weathered wood
Paper: Neenah white, sparkle dk gray heather
Accessories:  Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, oval & pierced oval dies, bleach, small acrylic paintbrush, white Prismacolor pencil, clear sequins
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Julie Warner – http://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com
Today we are taking a look back at the Our Daily Bread designs May Release! Don’t you just love all the dies, images and pretty papers? 

Julie Warner – http://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com
For my card, I wanted to feature some of the beautiful paper in the Rustic Beauty collection, the Key to Heaven set and the keys from the Angel Wing die set. Since I don’t have the matching Glory set, I used the Morning Glory set which also fits perfectly with the papers. I stamped the morning glory frame, masking out the center, then stamped the sentiment inside. I stamped some extra morning glories to cut out and attach on top of the frame for more dimension. I kept the colors of the flowers low key to go with the paper, but I also added a little extra color to the flowers and leaves in the paper to better coordinate. Since the paper is 6×6 and my card is 5.50 x 4.25, I also fussy cut the lower section of flowers from the paper and added them in the lower right corner. The keys and key ring (a circle frame) were cut out of metallic gold paper and looped around one of the popped up morning glories.

 The layers behind the morning glories and the paper were colored with Copics to coordinate with the papers and flowers. These are the Copics I used.

Julie Warner – http://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com
Supplies:

Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs  Key to HeavenMorning Glory
Paper: X-press it white, metallic gold, ODBD Rustic Beauty collection
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  ODBD Angel Wings diesCopic markers, Spellbinders Labels 26 & circles dies

 

Grace * Julie * Stacy * Dawn * Sandee * Lori * 

Chris * Cathy * Sabrina * Wanda * Silke

You can also find the links and pictures on the ODBD Blog

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

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