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Welcome to the May#1 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 May 7 to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win. Mary will announce a winner on May 8 on her Blog.  Each month a different image is 50% off. This month- it’s the Simple Flower Set! On the first & third Wednesdays of every month., we’ll be celebrating with a Blog Hop!

To make my Butterfly Wish card, I stamped the Butterfly Dream image repeatedly across a white panel then heat embossed it w/ white powder. The distress inks were then sponged across mainly the left side & I let them fade to white on the right. Some random water dots were sprinkled on top, then I took a water brush and lifted the color from the little leaves & added just a touch of green. It was die cut first w/ the largest matting basic die then I used one several sizes smaller to cut out the inside & I inserted a white layer between them.

The first part of the greeting was also done using emboss resist & the Wish die cut was double stacked. The Daisy Garden border die was cut out of white then I separated the diamond part from the flowers and attached one under the top layer & the other on top. I found some wide pink tulle polka dot ribbon & fussed w/ it a bit until I arrived at how it looks now. 
Here’s a look at the inside.

Please be sure to comment on all the DT Blogs..it will be so appreciated & also increase your chances of winning!

Mary’s Blog

Patti Kehl

Carol Mayne

Karen Amidon

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 – Butterfly Dream, Make A  (inside – Happy Birthday II, Butterfly)
Paper:  Staples #110 white
Ink:   Distress inks worn lipstick, squeezed lemonade, abandoned coral, Colorbox frost white pigment
Accessories:   Serendipity Daisy Garden die, Wish die Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, detail white embossing powder, Martha Stewart monarch butterfly punch, glassine butterfly punch, crystals, pink tulle ribbon

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The challenges on Monday at Splitcoast are TLC631 (no line coloring) & CAS422 (winged things).  Hmm….I’m thinking maybe I should have just picked a floral to do the no line coloring. I’ve done it on ornaments & candy canes & it turned out fine, but this little missy was hard to do. Mainly because she’s so little & it’s hard to no line her & keep facial details.

Anyway, I no lined her by using desert sand ink, colored her, then masked her & stamped the butterfly w/ lt blue & colored it. Without having this in my Misti, it would have been impossible. Since the ink is the same color as the Copics I was using, I had to stamp her several times while coloring just to find the edges again. I was so impressed by Nancy Williams card Here & the floor she drew that I added a drawn floor. The curtains were dry embossed, cut out & added on top.

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


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs  BallerinaButterflyDance Your Heart Out (inside: Special Day)
Paper: Staples 110# white, lt blue
Ink:  Memento desert sand, summer sky, tuxedo black
Accessories: Copic markers, Darice stage embossing folder,Misti

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I made this for 2 Splitcoast challenges..Free for All (F4A337) Think Cool, and Tricia’s DTGD challenge. We’d love for you to join in & for all the details go to the Dare to Get Dirty Forum ..but you’ll need to be a Fan Club member. It’s sooooo easy!

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To make my watermelon card, the big watermelon was stamped, colored & over stamped. I had the white die cut layer already there w/ the rectangle window cut out, so I made a black frame layer for it & attached it over the image. Parts of the two greeting were used and split up like you see. The checkerboard was stamped directly on the white layer & the fussy cut watermelon border was added on top.

I added some ants here & there because what’s a picnic w/o ants, right? I added a little black glaze pen to the watermelon seeds to make them shiny. Below are the Copics I used. Summer Watermelon copics 09646
Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs – Watermelon BorderWatermelon & Friend4 in 1 Garden BugsCheckerboard BgSummer StorySweet Birthday
Paper: Staples 110# white, black
Ink: Versafine onyx, Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Copic markers, Misti, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A, Lil’ Inker Long Skinny Stitched Mats, ODBD pierced rectangles dies, black glaze pen

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