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Welcome to the May#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 May 7 to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win. Mary will announce a winner on May 8 on her Blog.  Each month a different image is 50% off. This month- it’s the Simple Flower Set! On the first & third Wednesdays of every month., we’ll be celebrating with a Blog Hop!

To make my Butterfly Wish card, I stamped the Butterfly Dream image repeatedly across a white panel then heat embossed it w/ white powder. The distress inks were then sponged across mainly the left side & I let them fade to white on the right. Some random water dots were sprinkled on top, then I took a water brush and lifted the color from the little leaves & added just a touch of green. It was die cut first w/ the largest matting basic die then I used one several sizes smaller to cut out the inside & I inserted a white layer between them.

The first part of the greeting was also done using emboss resist & the Wish die cut was double stacked. The Daisy Garden border die was cut out of white then I separated the diamond part from the flowers and attached one under the top layer & the other on top. I found some wide pink tulle polka dot ribbon & fussed w/ it a bit until I arrived at how it looks now. 
Here’s a look at the inside.

Please be sure to comment on all the DT will be so appreciated & also increase your chances of winning!

Mary’s Blog

Patti Kehl

Carol Mayne

Karen Amidon

Miriam Napier

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Vickie Zimmer

Marybeth Lopez

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Butterfly Dream, Make A  (inside – Happy Birthday II, Butterfly)
Paper:  Staples #110 white
Ink:   Distress inks worn lipstick, squeezed lemonade, abandoned coral, Colorbox frost white pigment
Accessories:   Serendipity Daisy Garden die, Wish die Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, detail white embossing powder, Martha Stewart monarch butterfly punch, glassine butterfly punch, crystals, pink tulle ribbon



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The challenges on Monday at Splitcoast are TLC631 (no line coloring) & CAS422 (winged things).  Hmm….I’m thinking maybe I should have just picked a floral to do the no line coloring. I’ve done it on ornaments & candy canes & it turned out fine, but this little missy was hard to do. Mainly because she’s so little & it’s hard to no line her & keep facial details.

Anyway, I no lined her by using desert sand ink, colored her, then masked her & stamped the butterfly w/ lt blue & colored it. Without having this in my Misti, it would have been impossible. Since the ink is the same color as the Copics I was using, I had to stamp her several times while coloring just to find the edges again. I was so impressed by Nancy Williams card Here & the floor she drew that I added a drawn floor. The curtains were dry embossed, cut out & added on top.

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

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps: DRS Designs  BallerinaButterflyDance Your Heart Out (inside: Special Day)
Paper: Staples 110# white, lt blue
Ink:  Memento desert sand, summer sky, tuxedo black
Accessories: Copic markers, Darice stage embossing folder,Misti

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A big congrats to Robin, the newest Featured Stamper (FS488) on Splitcoast! After much browsing, I picked THIS card to case. I kept the basic layout but used different images, different colors & made a water color bg instead of using designer paper. I’m also combining this with the Inspiration Challenge (IC549) & THIS was my abstract inspiration.

To make my background, I sprayed parts of the w/c paper w/ water then sprinkled on the Brushos crystals & spritzed w/ water again. Most of the time, I used a heat gun to dry it in between colors so they wouldn’t make mud. When completely dry, I stamped the butterfly corner w/ Versamark & clear embossed. Then I used a very wet paintbrush to wet the areas inside the embossed flowers & a paper towel to lift some of the color. Awesome Butterfly 09418
The butterfly on top was heat embossed w/ white ink & white powder on a separate piece of painted bg & die cut w/ the matching die. The You was also die cut out of the same bg.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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I’m also adding this to the Simon Says Monday Challenge-Summer Garden
and Virginia’s View Challenge #22


Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – You Bless Me So, Butterfly Corner, Butterfly Single
Paper: Staples 110# white, water color, Neenah linen
Ink:  Colorbox frost white pigment, Versamark, Versafine onyx
Accessories: ODBD Piereced Rectangles, CirclesButterfly dies, Spellbinders matting basics B dies, Brushos water color crystals, clear & white embossing powders

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