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With the warm, rainy & humid summer we’ve had, I sincerely hope fall is coming sooner rather than later. So for today’s Clean & Simple (CAS495) & Technique (TLC704) Challenges I made a fall card. The CAS challenge was to use different fonts & the TLC was to use only a third of the card front.

To make my card, I made a shaving cream background w/ Distress reinkers then stamped & die cut the leaves out of it. After die cutting the white panel, I traced around a smaller die w/ a brown fine tip pen then added just a bit of a shadow. The words were paired together from two different greetings. 

Here’s a look at the inside.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: Serendipity Stamps –Leaf Pops Detailed Autumn is a Second Spring , Happy Halloween (inside: Take Time)
Paper:  Staples 110# white
Ink:  Versafine Clair nocturne, acorn
Accessories: Serendipity Stamps – Leaf Pops dies Rubbernecker Rectangle Stitch dies, Distress reinkers in fossilized amber, twisted citron, mowed lawn, carved pumpkin, shaving cream

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Welcome to the Aug #1 Blog Hop for Serendipity Stamps

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 Aug 5 to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win. Mary will announce a winner on Aug 6 on her Blog. On the first & third Wednesdays of every month, we’ll be celebrating with a Blog Hop! The Special this month is the Sweet Gum  stamp & Sympathy die – 50% off! 

For my clean & simple card, I made a water color background using Distress reinkers, on some lightweight watercolor paper. There wasn’t a science to it..I just floated in some fall colors & let them mingle & run until I was happy w/ it then I used a heat tool to dry it & stop the colors from running any more. I put it into my Misti and stamped the Sweet Gum branch randomly. Originally, I was going to fussy cut some of the branches to use, but I decided I liked it just as is. Since the paper was fairly lightweight, I glued it to a piece of 110# card stock then die cut it.  The greeting was stamped & I attached it to the card.

Here’s a look at the inside.

Please be sure to comment on all the blogs..it is much appreciated & also increases your chances of winning! 

Mary’s Blog

Beth Chiu 

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Miriam Napier

Marybeth Lopez

Vickie Zimmer 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Supplies:

Stamps: Serendipity Stamps –Sweet GumOne Falling Leaf  (inside:  All Those Golden )
Paper:  Staples 110# white, water color
Ink:  Versafine Clair nocturne
Accessories:   Misti, Rubbernecker Rectangle Stitch dies, Distress reinkers

 

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It’s my turn to host the Featured Stamper Challenge on Splitcoast (FS563) so a big Congrats to Helen, the newest Featured Stamper! She has a really sweet gallery & I chose THIS to case. I really liked the color combo & mixed media look of the background so I kept those, but I used different images, a different layout & made mine a Christmas card.

To make my card, The strip in the middle is actually part of a large tag I made w/ Distress inks & a little platinum Brilliance for some sparkle. The aqua & lime sparkle layers were die cut w/ curved dies & the largest lime sparkle was embossed on both ends. Though the small manger image was meant to be a postage frame, I wanted to use it on my card so I added the large star from the wisemen image in the center of the postage frame. For the rest of the wisemen, I stamped them on the aqua layer & added some white Prismacolor pencil highlights.

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


Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs – Jesus Heart Postage, Three Wisemen, (inside: Simplify Christmas Greeting)
Paper: X-Press It white, lime sparkle, aqua, manilla tag
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx, Distress inks in twisted citron, tumbled glass, peacock feathers, evergreen bough, Brilliance platinum planet
Accessories:  Copic markers, Spellbinders rectangles, curved borders dies, Sizzix embossing folder (Snowflakes & Flourish set), white Prismacolor pencil

And since it’s almost Thanksgiving, I also cased THIS card of Helen’s. I kept most of the layout, but used different colors, different images & turned mine horizontal.

This card was pretty quick & easy. I had a Wrinkle Free Distress background I made a while back that I stamped the leaves onto & fussy cut. The white rectangle with cut out hole was leftover from another project so I added the brown & gold layers then the greeting on a little word window tag.

Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs –  Open Leaf, Fall Leaf w/ Acorn, Happy Thanksgiving
Paper: Staples 110# white, watercolor, brown textured, harvest gold
Ink: Versafine vintage sepia,  Distress inks rusty hinge, mustard seed, spiced marmalade
Accessories:  Spellbinder A2 matting basics A & B dies, Quickutz nesting ovals, sequins

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