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This is for 3 Splitcoast Challenges…the sketch (SC570), the Technique (TLC563) & the CAS (CAS354). It’s been a long time since I combined more than 2 challenges.  Green Snowman 07990
For the CAS, it was to use Christmas greens. I used only greens…5 shades of green from a Kaleidacolor ink pad. And since I really didn’t color anything & it’s all die cuts, it really was easy. For the Technique, we were to use small stamps to create something. I used 3 small images to make the large circle & a small greeting to make the border. I just eyeballed the placement & it worked out pretty good. For the sketch, I did a little finagling….I rotated it counterclockwise, my panel 5 is a bit larger to accommodate the snowman & my greeting is also round.

Everything was stamped w/ the fresh greens rainbow pad onto water color paper (that’s why it isn’t bright white). For the snowman, I used a water brush to drag the color in for shadows then dried it & over stamped w/ the same ink to sharpen the details again. The panels were all die cut & I used the same inks & water brush to add color to the edges. A little stickles was added along w/ a glittery round embellishment I colored green w/ a Copic (it was clear).

Here’s a look at the simple inside.
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Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs Simply Snowman, Small Merry Christmas, Interlocking Snow Bg 4 in 1 AccessoriesSnow Background
Paper:  water color
Ink:   Kaleidacolor fresh greens
Accessories:  Spellbinders pierced rectangles, circles & pierced circles dies, stickles, water brush, glitter gem
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Welcome to the December Challenge for Serendipity Stamps!
This month the challenge it’s Tag It! You can get all the details over on the
 Serendipity Challenge Blog.  We have something new…a “Stamp of the Month”. Each month a different image will be 50% off.  Each month a different image will be 50% off. This month- it’s the Large Cupcake.  Be sure to check out the great deals on the Clearance Stamps! And mini grab bags are back!  5 cling stamps/$1, 5 sticky cushion stamps/$1 or 10 UM stamps/$1. And as always, we have a gift certificate up for grabs to a random player.

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Since the challenge is tags, I started with a couple of large manilla tags I’ve had in my stash for a loooooong time. I’m surprised I was even able to find them! After locating my craft sheet, I made a bunch of tags using Distress inks & a mister by smooshing some red & pink inks for the red tag, and different green inks for the green tag, then spritzing them w/ water & pressing the tag to the inked craft sheet. Each shade of color was done separately & I used a heat gun to dry them in between colors.  As an extra something, I smooshed a Brilliance galaxy gold ink pad to the sheet then pressed the tags onto it.
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The red tag was also stamped with the And the Angel Said multiple times using barn door ink before the die cut gold angel & Joy were attached on top.
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For the green tag, I placed the tag into my Misti, stamped the Pine Swag w/ Memento then used a white chalk marker on the wood & some Copics on the pine branches. I over stamped it w/ Versafine then stamped the ribbon part onto another red tag and the pine cones onto a gold tag & fussy cut them. After the Merry was added, I used a glitter gold gel pen to outline it and around the wood rectangle. A gold Krylon pen was used to edge both tags & I also added some sequins & twine to both.

Please be sure to visit all of the DT Blogs to increase your chance of winning! Our special Guest Designer this month is Susan Wuthrich!

Jeanne Jachna 

Jenny Gropp

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Karen Amidon

Marybeth Lopez

Miriam Napier

Vickie Zimmer

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Supplies:

Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – And the Angel Said, Pine Swag, Merry Merry Merry
Paper: manilla tags, lt gold metallic
Ink:  Distress Inks ink in angel pink, worn lipstick, festive berries, barn door, twisted citron, evergreen bough, cracked pistachio, mowed lawn, Brilliance galaxy gold, Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx
Accessories:  Serendipity Angel, Joy dies, Zig white chalk marker, gold gel pen, sequins, baker’s twine, teflon craft sheet, mister, Misti 
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