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Welcome to the Nov #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 Nov 5 to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win. Mary will announce a winner on Nov 6 on her Blog.  Each month a different image is 50% off. This month- it’s the Sled! On the first & third Wednesdays of every month., we’ll be celebrating with a Blog Hop!

To make my Christmas card, I started by making a brayered background using just the pink, purple & blue part of a Kaleidacolor rainbow pad.  The Bethlehem image was placed into my Misti & stamped several times (to get good coverage) onto the background. Since the image has a deckled look to the edges, I die cut it and the white frame layer inside using some long deckled rectangle dies. A larger black layer was attached behind then I attached the Leftover rainbow layer behind the black. The Noel was die cut once in black & once in white & stacked.

Here’s a look at the inside.

Next stop is Vickie’s Blog!  Please be sure to comment on all the DT Blogs..it will be so appreciated & also increase your chances of winning!

Mary’s Blog

Beth Chui

Patti Kehl

Carol Mayne

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 –Bethlehem (inside: And the Angel Said 1379F ” href=” http://www.serendipitystamps.com/sacred-themes/1379F.html” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>And the Angel Said)
Paper:  Staples 110# white, black
Ink:   Versafine onyx, Kaleidacolor baby powder
Accessories:   Serendipity Stamps Noel , Angel dies,  Spellbinders A2 matting basics B, long deckled rectangles dies, brayer

 

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It’s my turn to host the Featured Stamper Challenge (FS559) on Splitcoast. So a big Congrats to Jeanette, the newest Featured Stamper. I spent oodles of time in her big, beautiful gallery & finally narrowed it down to THIS card. I kept the Christmas poinsettias & most of the layout, but I used different images, different colors & left off a few of the layers.

I also have a little mini tutorial to go along with this card. I knew immediately I wanted to water color it, but I wanted it to be loose, not necessarily contained by the lines. I love stamping on top of free flowing watercolor backgrounds so that was my plan for this. Instead of pan or tube watercolors, I used Brushos. I lightly wet part of the watercolor paper w/ a spritzer, then sprinkled on the reds, pink & orange colors, then spritzed it again. In areas where the color seemed too concentrated, I took a wet paintbrush & blended it out. I let this dry a little, then repeated it w/ the greens, trying not to go over the red areas.


I used a plastic sheet placed up against the corner inside my Misti & stamped the image. This allowed me to position the paper to stamp the image where I wanted. Since it was big enough, I stamped it twice to use on two different cards.

I decided to deepen the color just a bit inside the leaves/petals of the poinsettia & the easiest way to do this is w/ watercolor pencils.

Instead of using the pencil directly on the image, I used a waterbrush to pick up color from the pencil tip, then painted it onto the image.

Since this poinsettia image in on the large size, I trimmed away most of the background around the left side of the image in order to have more of the citron green show. A dk green layer was added behind the poinsettia & also behind the citron layer. The greeting was stamped off the to left to help balance the composition and keep the eye flowing across the card. The blank citron areas give the eye a place to rest & draw the eye to the bright reds of the image. I could have added just a few sequins & I may go back & do that, but I’m pretty satisfied w/ composition as it is w/ the odd number of items (2 flowers + 1 greeting). Odd numbers are just more pleasing to the eye. 


Here’s the inside:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Poinsettia Lg, Celebrate Each Day (inside: Magic of Christmas )
Paper:  atercolor, dk green, citron felt (The Paper Cut)
Ink:   Versafine onyx (Kaleidacolor fruitcake on inside)
Accessories:   MFT diagonal stitched rectangles, Spellbinders A2 matting basics B, Brushos watercolor crystals, paintbrush, waterbrush, Misti, white gel pen, craft knife, spritzer, watercolor pencils


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Welcome to the Oct #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 Oct 8 to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win. Mary will announce a winner on Oct 9 on her Blog.  Each month a different image is 50% off. This month- it’s the Autumn Chair! On the first & third Wednesdays of every month., we’ll be celebrating with a Blog Hop!

For my autumn card, I colored the lovely image w/ Copics, then die cut the Leaves Reverse across the corner & inserted leaves I die cut out of patterned paper. I didn’t care for the blank spots the leaves left at the edges so I die cut a narrow frame out of another pattern in the paper collection & attached it on top & added a rust layer underneath. The greeting was die cut out of the rust & I used a couple of dk brown Copics to shade the bottom part of it. 

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


Next stop is Vickie’s Blog!  Please be sure to comment on all the DT Blogs..it will be so appreciated & also increase your chances of winning!

Mary’s Blog

Beth Chui

Patti Kehl

Carol Mayne

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 – Autumn Chair (inside: Fall Pops)
Paper:  Staples 110# white, X-Press It white, rust, dp (We R Memory Keepers -Happy Camper)
Ink:   Memento tuxedo black (Kaleidacolor Tahiti on inside)
Accessories:   Serendipity Stamps Leaves Reverse, Autumn dies, Lil’ Inker stitched rectangle dies, MFT diagonal stitched rectangles dies, Copic markers

 

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