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Welcome to the May #1 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 6 to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win. Mary will announce a winner on May 7 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! 

This is also for the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC648) & THIS was my inspiration.

To make my card, I used a background I made quite a while ago. It’s a technique I learned around 1999 (yikes!). Easy & fun to do. All you need is white glossy or semi-glossy card stock (it needs to have a coated surface) & art tissue that bleeds when wet. Not all tissue paper will do this, so check what you have first. I have some Spectra Art tissue & I know it bleeds so that’s what I used. Pick some colors you like but be aware that contrasting colors (like red & green) will make brown. Tear some pieces & place them on your card stock then mist it w/ water. Wait a minute or two then remove the tissue & let it dry. You want to leave the tissue on long enough to bleed the color onto the c/s but not long enough to dry there, or it will stick. 

After it dried, I placed it into my Misti & stamped the mailbox image on top. I wanted it a bit darker so I coated it w/ black embossing powder & heated. I used a white Posca paint pen to add the white dots to the flowers & border around it.

Here’s a look at the inside.

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

Mary’s Blog

Christine Alexander (guest designer)

Beth Chiu (off this week)

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Miriam Napier 

Marybeth Lopez

Vickie Zimmer 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps: Mailbox w/ WildflowerThinking of YouPostoid Set (inside: Happy Birthday)
Paper:  Staples 110# white, Neenah white linen, semi-glossy (white coated cardboard)
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:   Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, white Posca paint pen, detail black embossing powder, tissue paper


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It’s my turn to host the Inspiration Challenge (IC644) on Splitcoast, and I went with a site suggested by my friend Kia…Carlyle Avenue. There was a lot of very interesting stuff there but ultimately, I went with THIS. I really liked the gold & the textured look of the wall behind the shadowbox.

To make my card, I started by using an embossing folder on the piece of kraft c/s then I sponged a little of lightning black ink over the high points. I wanted a little more gold, so I also went over it using a metallic gold Prismacolor pencil. Then I used the fringe scissors all along the edges & roughed up the fringe a bit.
All of the dragonflies & daisies were embossed w/ gold & fussy cut. I used Prismacolors on the 2 kraft daisies & left the white one uncolored. The white circular frame was die cut & the flowers added in & under.

Here’s a look at the inside. The greeting was stamped w/ the lightning black so it has a nice metallic look in person.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps: Serendipity Stamps:  Dragonfly SetDaisy, (inside: Happy Birthday)
Paper:  Staples 110# white, kraft 
Ink:  Encore ultimate metallic gold pigment, Brilliance lightning black
Accessories:  Serendipity – Hello die ,  Spellbinders large & small circles dies,  Prismacolor pencils, gold Irock gems, MFT stitched arch dies, detail gold embossing powder, Cuttlebug embossing folder (Diamonds in the Rough), fringe scissors


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For the Free for All Challenge (F4A424) on Splitcoast, we are to make a masculine card. So I have a fun little brown tractor card that I think fits the bill.

For my card, I used the fun I Dig You set. I brown embossed the image on a tan piece of designer paper and fussy cut it. On the brown patterned paper, I used the small stars die (from the Sparkling Stars dies) a number of times across the lower right corner then placed another piece of patterned paper behind it.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps:  North Coast Creations –I Dig You
Paper: dp (Basic Grey – Life of the Party)
Ink: Colorbox frost white pigment, dark brown chalk ink
Accessories: ODBD Sparkling Stars diesSpellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, white embossing powder, brown embossing powder






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