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Archive for October, 2013

Julie Warner –


Well, it turns out my first post today was for a CAS Challenge last week, lol. I got lost in the Challenge list and picked the wrong one. This is for the challenge that’s actually today…(CAS244) Tearing or Distressing. While it may not look totally clean & simple, it actually is CAS. For my pink/green bg, I quickly (very quickly) pounced/sponged 4 colors of ink then stamped the image w/ Versafine on top. It’s die cut w/ a long rectangle and I added a bit of a white marker and stickles to the snowy parts of the pinecones. The black grid looking bg is a long ago leftover from a TLC challenge (TLC235) painted grid. This is also for one of the Hope You Can Cling To Challenges…HYCCT1326, Mixed Media.

I tore the side of the long strip using a tearing ruler (makes it so easy). I attached it to a left over strip then attached the narrow little strip I tore off. I added the greeting on the card front and a few sequins cause you can never have too much bling! The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50.

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

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Stamps: DRS Designs – Pinecone Square,  Christmas Multi Greeting
Paper:   white, black
Ink: Versafine onyx, Distress inks in worn lipstick, festive berries, mowed lawn, Kaleidacolor fresh greens
Accessories:  sequins, drywall mesh, white acrylic paint, Spellbinders long rectangle dies, tearing ruler, stickles

Julie Warner – Weekly-Favorite CAS-Favorite BEST OF 2013!

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Welcome to a new challenge for Serendipity Stamps! The Serendipity Challenge this week is Sentiments…make a sentiment your focal point!  You can find all the details on how to play along with us at the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog. With each challenge we always have a gift certificate up for grabs to a random player. This week’s sale: 20% off the Words and Verse Category.Good through 10/30/13.

Julie Warner –
The only tricky part about this card was the framed window. And it was really only a little tricky because I resized the opening. First, I temporarily attached the white layer on top of the red layer then I used the smaller of 2 Quickutz long rectangles to cut the opening thru both layers. Per the resizing tutorial (just click on the word above) I made it half again longer. Then I took the two layers apart and used the next larger rectangle to make the window larger on the white layer (again resizing it).

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Since the focus is on the sentiment, I stamped the winter scene in black and left it uncolored. The greeting was stamped with red ink, except for the holly flourish on top. I wiped the red ink off and inked that part w/ black then added some color and a little stickles. I also added some stickles in areas on the scene. The bottom edges were cut with bracket border dies and the finished card is 5.50 x 4.25.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please be sure to stop by and see all of the Sentiment focus cards from the DT.

Jeanne Jachna
Marybeth Lopez
Miriam Napier
Pauline Pollington
Jenny Gropp
Vickie Zimmer
Julie Warner – you are here!
Karen Amidon 

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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Merry Christmas 133F, Winter Homestead 134F
Paper: Neenah white, red linen
Ink:   Versafine onyx, Colorbox lipstick red chalk, Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Quickutz rectangles dies, Copic markers, stickles, Spellbinders bracket border dies

Julie Warner –
Today we are taking a look back at the ODBD October Release. Don’t you just love these fabulous leaves w/ matching dies? As I was planning my card, I found some really pretty metallic paint chips and one was this lovely bronze color. I stamped the text from Randi’s Song with the cocoa ink then stamped some of the leaves on top using the chestnut ink.

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On the die cut leaves, I stamped them with the bronze ink and sprinkled half with gold embossing powder and half with copper embossing powder then heat embossed. I did the same with the greeting and die cut with a rectangle die. The leaf square die cut was used on some metallic brown card stock and resized it to make it into a rectangle instead of a square. The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please be sure and visit all of the Design Team blogs for more inspiration.You can a recap of all of these on the ODBD Blog.~


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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Autumn Blessings, Randi’s Song
Paper: Neenah white, metallic brown, metallic bronze paint chip
Ink: Tsukineko Ultimate metallic gold pigment ink
Accessories: ODBD Fall Leaves & Acorn die,  gold embossing powder, copper embossing powder