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It’s my turn to host the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC661) & I chose Brit+Co. I love their colorful displays & I chose the picture below for my inspiration.



To make my card, I stamped the different cactus plants, colored them & the large one had a matching die but the 2 smaller were fussy cut. I used an stitch arch die to cut the window opening & to make the frame around the opening. Then I put a piece of watercolor background behind it. The greeting was stamped on a stitched tag die cut & I used my die resizing technique to shorten the tag.

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


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Supplies:

Stamps: ArtC/Momenta Cactus & dies, Stampabilites Trendsetter, ,North Coast Creations: Stuck on You  (inside: Serendipity StampsFriends set,Wedded Bliss )
Paper: X-Press It white, Staples 110# white, watercolor
Ink: Memento tuxedo black,  Versafine Clair nocturne
Accessories:  Misti, Copic markers, Rubbernecker Rectangle Stitch dies & Nested Tag Stitch dies , MFT stitched Arch dies. Brushos watercolor crystals, baker’s twine, sequins

 

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For the Inspiration Challenge, Stacy chose U.S. Mint Sheets. I’ve always had a thing for postage stamps & I have a good size collection of mostly used stamps. I just love the artwork on stamps! I chose a stamp that I actually have & I found it on the site, but since then, I guess they sold out & it doesn’t show up anymore but HERE it is.

My Tiffany lamp was gold embossed onto a polished stone bg I made using Copic refills, rubbing alcohol & a gold leaf marker. After embossing the lamp & the book, I fussy cut them & added them to a pine green layer w/ a long window cut out. I added a pale peach layer behind it & gold embossed the greeting. The little butterflies were punched out of some leftovers of the bg. Little strips of the green that I cut w/ postage stamp scissors were added around the green layer.

Here’s the inside:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: Serendipity Stamps –Tiffany Lamp, Open BookBelieve Set (inside: Uplifting Words )
Paper:  Staples 110# white, glossy white, pine green, pale peach
Ink:  Encore ultimate metallic gold pigment
Accessories:   Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & long rectangle dies,  Copic refills, Misti, MFT diagonal stitched rectangle dies, detail gold embossing powder, Krylon gold leaf pen, postage stamp scissors, butterfly punch

 

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Welcome to the July #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 July 22 to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win. Mary will announce a winner on July 23 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 Grilling stamp – 50% off! 

For my Grilling card, I kept it fairly simple. After stamping & coloring the fun summer image, I die cut it. I had some designer paper that resembled graph paper & I die cut a piece of it & colored in random blocks. I thought it was a bit too much, so I made a narrow frame out of it & used it instead of the full piece.

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


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

Mary’s Blog

Beth Chiu 

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 – Grilling You Gotta Love It  (inside:Happy Birthday simple  )
Paper:  Staples 110# white, X-Press It white, dp (Elegant Chic)
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Serendipity Seasons dies , Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B  dies,  Copic markers, Misti, Lil’ Inker stitched rectangle dies

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