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Welcome to the Mar #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 Mar 25 to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win. Mary will announce a winner on Mar 26  on her Blog. The special this week is buy 3 stamps get the 4th (of equal or lesser value) FREE! Special good from 3/21 thru 3/24. On the first & third Wednesdays of every month, we’ll be celebrating with a Blog Hop! The Special this month is the Lilac stamp – 50% off!

For my typewriter card, I knew I wanted to watercolor this wonderful, vintage image, so I put it into my Misti & stamped it w/ Versafine onto watercolor paper. I added a water glaze on the areas I wanted to color then dropped in the different colors one at a time. The colors are a little different, but I like the way they blend into each other. When it dried, I went back & added more color in areas & added shadows. Then I over stamped it to sharpen up the details. I added a white linen frame & only used part of the greeting. 

Here’s the inside.

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

Mary’s Blog

Bonnie Klass

Beth Chui

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: TypewriterJust a Quick Note (inside: Rest Relax )
Paper:  Staples 110# white, watercolor, Neenah white linen, black
Ink:  Versafine onyx  (Distress ink used on inside)
Accessories: water colors, Misti, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies

 

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The Technique Challenge (TLC680) on Splitcoast is a dark to light gradient background. Well..I have a dark to light to dark bg. 

The checkerboard bg was stamped w/ white & clear embossed then I sponged the Distress inks from corner to corner. It was die cut & a very narrow black layer inserted between the 2 cut layers before putting them back together.

I split the greeting up to add the die cut Shine in the center. This die cut word was heat embossed w/ red glitter powder to make it sparkle & shine. I popped up the greeting panel to give it some dimension. Here’s the inside.

Supplies: 

Stamps: DRS Designs –Sun Shine On You, Checkerboard Bg  (inside:  Sunny Day Birthday Greeting)
Paper: Staples 110# white, black
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox frost white pigment, Distress inks worn lipstick, squeezed lemonade, fired brick, twisted citron, cracked pistachio, peacock feathers, salty ocean
Accessories: Lil’ Inker stitched rectangles, Momento shine die, clear embossing powder, red glitter embossing powder, sequins

This next card is for the Color Challenge (CC677) is peach, coral & a lt. emerald. 


I came as close as I could to these colors (on the screen, that peach color looks really golden-yellow to me). 

The flowers were stamped a bunch of times, colored & fussy cut. I like the look of these long ovals so after stamping the greeting & die cutting them, I arranged all the flowers to the side.

Here’s the inside & the Copic colors I used.
 
Supplies: 

Stamps: DRS Designs – Polka Dot Flower TrioSpring is Coming  (inside: Sending You a Smile, Polka Dot Bg , 4 in 1 Garden Bugs)
Paper: Staples 110# white, coral, lt emerald
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
Accessories: Copic markers, Lil’ Inker stitched rectangles, Spellbinders mega ovals, scallop mega ovals, radiant rectangles dies

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A big congrats to Bronwyn, the newest Featured Stamper (FS578) on Splitcoast! She has a wonderful gallery and after much browsing, I chose THIS to case. I kept the colors & layout but her little boy became the state of Texas and I changed the triangular spinner to a word art thingie (per the Technique Challenge TLC679) & instead of white stitch lines I used a barbed wire border.

I did the lines & coloring for the word art for the die cut Howdy per the Technique Challenge then colored the die cut Texas shape & did my best to match up the lower end of the point convergence & added a star at that point. The lt blue was dry embossed then I made a border using a barbed wire die. 

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


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: inside: Serendipity Stamps – US Map,  Jam’n Stamps – Texas Sized Birthday
Paper: Staples 110# white, Neenah white, lt blue, cobalt blue
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black on inside
Accessories:  Serendipity Howdy die, star punches, Copic markers, Gina Marie barbed wire die, Lil’ Inker stitched rectangles. 

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