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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 blogs..it 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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Supplies:

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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Welcome to the September Blog Hop for Serendipity StampsIf you arrived here from Mary’s Blogyou are 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 September 25 to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win. Mary will  announce a winner on September 26. The sale this time is buy 3 get a 4th item free! No coupon required…the lowest item will be free & if you order 8, you get 2 free, etc. Good thru 9/25/16. Each month a different image is 50% off. This month- it’s the  Postoid Set! On the third Wednesday of every month., we’ll be celebrating with a Blog Hop!  For another chance to win,  be sure to play along with our monthly challenge. You can get all the details on the challengHERE.
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Since the challenge for this month is “no coloring” & I really love color, I thought a good way to add color would be by using different ink colors. I started by die cutting the stitched rectangle out of one of the faint printed pieces of the designer paper then stamping the 4 different stamp images w/ four different ink colors. I did have to do a little masking. Three extra stamp images were also stamped & the red & green ones were fussy cut inside the post edge, the navy one was trimmed outside the postage edge. These were all attached to larger navy layers that I used the postage edge scissors to trim (remember all those scissors we all bought way back when?)

The greeting was stamped on a white piece the same width as the postoid panel & I used a lg. corner rounder to trim the ends. The text print paper was die cut w/ a rectangle then I used a dotted edge curved die to cut away the bottom & add the faint white dots w/ a white Prismacolor pencil.

Here’s a look at the inside.
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Please be sure to comment on all the DT blogs. It will be much appreciated & will also increase your chances of winning! Now I’ll send you on to Karen’s Blog. Here’s the order in case you get lost.

Mary’s Blog

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Karen Amidon

Marybeth Lopez

Miriam Napier

Patti Kehl

Carol Mayne

Vickie Zimmer

Jeanne Jachna

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Supplies:

Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Postoid Set, Miss You, (inside- Sending Smiles)
Paper:  Staples #110 white,  navy, dp (Teresa Collins- Everyday Moments)
Ink:   Adirondack denim, butterscotch, cranberry, Archival library green, 
Accessories:   Spellbinders A2 matting basics A dies, Fiskars postage edge scissors, MFT Diagonal Stitched Rectangles dies, AE Dotted Borders dies, white Prismacolor pencil. Lg. corner rounder, Lil’ Inker stitched rectangle dies

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Today, we’re showing Background Series:  This n That! I stamped the background onto the chartreuse c/s, then added just a hint of color by stamping the postage marks from the Nesting II set using the Memento inks. I used this again on my Eiffel Tower postage stamps after I stamped the frame (from Odd Findings) and masked it and stamped the Eiffel Tower (from ATC Elements II).  I also added the large numbers (from Nesting). I inked the shadow postage stamp (from Odd Findings) w/ the Memento ink and stamped it off once before stamping over the postage stamps. These were all cut out using the stamp scissors. The postage marks were stamped in the Memento inks on the Travel rectangle as well. The Fly circle is a sticker I had in my stash. It was yellow, but I changed the color using a Sharpie. The finished card measures 5.5 x 4.25.

This is also for today’s Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast (IC299). This is the pic I chose and I think you can see why!

  • Stamp sheet size: 6 x 8 ½, This n That stamp size; 5 1/2 x 6 1/4,

When you purchase this sheet the following word Stamps are FREE:

  • Travel
  • Dream
  • Thanks
  • Journey
  • Discover
  • Art Inspires

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Supplies:

Stamps: ISC – Background Series This n That, Nesting, Nesting II, Odd Findings, ATC Elements II
Paper: white, chartreuse sparkle fiber, black
Ink: VersaFine Onyx, Memento angel pink, pear tart & summer sky
Accessories: postage stamp scissors, fly sticker & chartreuse sharpie marker
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