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Welcome to the Aug #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 Aug 5 to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win. Mary will announce a winner on Aug 6 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 Sweet Gum  stamp & Sympathy die – 50% off! 

For my clean & simple card, I made a water color background using Distress reinkers, on some lightweight watercolor paper. There wasn’t a science to it..I just floated in some fall colors & let them mingle & run until I was happy w/ it then I used a heat tool to dry it & stop the colors from running any more. I put it into my Misti and stamped the Sweet Gum branch randomly. Originally, I was going to fussy cut some of the branches to use, but I decided I liked it just as is. Since the paper was fairly lightweight, I glued it to a piece of 110# card stock then die cut it.  The greeting was stamped & I attached it to the card.

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

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 –Sweet GumOne Falling Leaf  (inside:  All Those Golden )
Paper:  Staples 110# white, water color
Ink:  Versafine Clair nocturne
Accessories:   Misti, Rubbernecker Rectangle Stitch dies, Distress reinkers

 

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Congrats to Jenny, the newest Featured Stamper (FS599) on Splitcoast! She has such a wonderful gallery & I chose THIS to case. I kept the sunset bg w/ a silhouette image but I used different images, a corvette instead of a crane in the foreground & changed it from vertical to horizontal.

To make my Ocean Drive card, I painted watercolors onto the solid background image & stamped it onto white card stock. After I dried it, I placed it in my Misti & stamped the silhouette palms (several times) using VersaClair ink then added white highlights w/ a gel pen. I drew a few seagulls w/ a Copic multiliner pen.The white frame was  die cut & stamped with the Happy Birthday squiggle frame. The corvette was stamped, colored & die cut w/ the matching die. I made the corvette yellow because my dad used to have a yellow corvette & he loved it! Personally, I preferred the Mustang convertible he had before that, lol. 

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


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: Rubbernecker StampsIsland Dreams, Corvette, Happy Birthday Frame
Paper: X-Press It white, Staples 110# white
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Versafine Clair nocturne
Accessories:  Misti, Copic markers, Rubbernecker stitched rectangles & Corvette dies, pan water colors

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For the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC658), we are to chose a souvenir from our state or country. So I chose my home state of Texas since I have stamps for that state. And as everyone knows, Texans are pretty proud of their state. Remember the old saying...”Don’t ask a man if he’s from Texas. If he is, he’ll tell you. If he’s not, you’ll just embarrass him.” I was inspired by THIS postcard depicting the town where I grew up..though I was a little disappointed they spelled it wrong  😕 

To make my Corpus Christi (aka: Sparkling City by the Sea) skyline card, I made a bg w/ Brushos then die cut the silhouette skyline. I used another skyline die that had a bridge (because Corpus has the big Bay Bridge) & added a piece of it to the right side. I also die cut the moon & stars & the Stars word to insert it into the greeting. The inside of the card has the “Deep in the Heart of Texas” part. Now all you fellow Texans (& a few who want to be, lol) will be singing that song. You’re welcome!! 


Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend, y’all! 

Supplies:

Stamps: Deadbeat Designs (greeting)
Paper: Staples 110# white, water color, small strips of teal
Ink: VersaFine onyx
Accessories: MFT Stars & Wishes/Count the Stars dies, Memory Box silhouette skyline die, Recollections constellations dies, Momenta skyline dies, black detail embossing powder

 

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