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Welcome to the May #2 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 May 20 to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win. Mary will announce a winner on May 21 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 Petunias stamp – 50% off! 

My card was pretty quick. I have a substantial stack of backgrounds made over the last few years & sometimes I go thru them when I’m making a card. The times when I would get stuck for an idea, I would just make backgrounds & file them away. Or when I’m trying out a technique, especially if it’s messy, I’ll make a bunch in different colors or designs. So this is one of those bgs. It’s on glossy paper & it uses alcohol inks. I like the flowing colors & thought it looked good behind this wonderful barn scene.
After I positioned the image in my Misti, I stamped it (minus the windmill) onto the bg. First time, it didn’t work because I used Memento ink. That ink wiped right off of the glossy bg. So I did it again using Ancient Page. That’s my go to ink for glossy surfaces when I don’t really want to use Stazon. I stamped just the windmill on the right of the white frame & did a little into the window on the left of the windmill & die cut the oval center. Added the greeting & a black layer & done!

Here’s the inside. I left it blank except for the barn image which is light enough to stamp or write over. I’ll probably send this to my hubby’s brother who is in the middle of building a barn. 

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

Mary’s Blog

Christine Alexander (guest designer)

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: Summer Barn w/ WindmillOne Day in the Country
Paper:  Staples 110# white, glossy white, black
Ink:  Ancient Page coal (Memento desert sand used on inside)
Accessories:   Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, lg & sm petite oval dies, Copic refills, Misti

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This post is a little late…it was supposed to go up on Tues, May 1, but I just forgot 🙂 I made it for the Splitcoast Color Challenge (CC685). The colors were pink, black & white. Perfect for this Graduation Pig!

After I stamped, colored & fussy cut the grad pig, I stamped the Graduation Bg leaving a blank space toward the top for the greeting. I had the black frame lying around so on it went along w/ a few sequins. 

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


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: DRS DesignsGraduating PigGraduation Bg Adventure Begin (inside– Congratulations Graduation)
Paper: Staples 110# white, black
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, (angel pink also used on the inside)
Accessories: Copics markers, Misti, Lil’ Inker stitched rectangles dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics B, square dies, sequins

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I made this for the Splitcoaststampers Fan Club May Christmas Challenge! I’ve been having so much fun being a part of the challenge this year & the bonus is I’ll have a bunch of Christmas cards finished in plenty of time for Christmas this year. It’s a lot of fun & I hope you’ll head on over & join us. You’ll need to be Fan Club member but that’s easy…just click the blue link to find out how.

For my CAS Christmas card, I put a piece of sand colored card stock into my Misti then stamped the image. The holly & greeting are all one image, so it’s easy to use. First I colored the holly w/ Copics then did a Prismacolor pencil overlay & added some white inside the lines above & below the greeting. Here’s where the Misti is invaluable..lines tend to disappear when you use Prismas, so I stamped it again to bring them back. I masked the holly greeting & stamped the snowflakes w/ white pigment ink & heat set to dry. A few snowflakes were punched out of white glitter paper to add some sparkle.

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


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: DRS DesignsSeason’s Greetings Holly SprayInterlocking Snow  (insideDeco Peace & Joy  )
Paper: sand, Staples 110# white, scrap of white glitter paper
Ink: Memento tuxedo black (toffee crunch also used on inside), Colorbox frost white pigment
Accessories:  Copic markers, Prismacolor pencils, Misti, Spellbinders A2 matting basics B dies, Lil’ Inker stitched rectangles dies, snowflake punches

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