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Archive for April 16th, 2014

Julie Warner –
Today’s Sketch Challenge (SC484) on Splitcoast is an interesting one. I had to play with it a while and turn it on its side to fit my images. After stamping and coloring the aprons image, I used my out of the box technique to die cut it. I used more dies for the red, yellow & green layers and also an embossing folder on the red & green layers. I edged the panels with a black marker and stamped the greeting & added a die cut pair of cherries for the vertical element.

Julie Warner – The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25 and these are the Copics I used.

Julie Warner –
Thanks so much for looking!

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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Hi There, Aprons (new! coming next week!)
Paper: white, red, yellow, green
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Copic markers, Spellbinders long rectangle, circles, labels 33 & fresh fruit dies, Quickutz stacking flower dies, Cuttlebug embossing folder (Swiss dots), black Permapaque marker

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Welcome to part 2 of the April Challenge for Serendipity Stamps! This month the challenge is Shades of Grey. The sale at Serendipity Stamps this week is buy 3 items, Get a 4th one free.  Good through 4/23.  And as always, we have a  have a gift certificate up for grabs to a random player.

For the design team, we have the added challenge of using a Love/Anniversary/Wedding theme. I had to really think on this as the black/white/shades of grey didn’t seem to fit really well with a Love theme. But this idea came to me to use a shades of grey paint chip for the side panels and aluminum foil covered card stock for the die cuts and embossed background.
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Despite how it looks, all of the background is the shiny silver color of aluminum foil. I had a terrible time trying to photograph it. It reflected everything in front of it! I had to hold a white blanket over myself to keep it from reflecting my blue sweater and in the end it still picked up some of the color from the maple cabinetry behind me, so that’s the slight goldish color you see on the top section. I started by using a glue stick to apply heavy duty aluminum foil to piece of card stock. I die cut some of using the Heart Scroll and Love dies..a long narrow piece using the poppy die, and the rest I embossed with a folder for the background on the right. I used a rectangle die to cut the small rectangles on the left out of each of the shades of grey/black from a large paint chip. They were attached to a strip of white then to the larger black background. The 3 small hearts were all negative pieces from the Love die. I actually cut two of the Love dies…one out of the foil covered card stock and one out of black and I attached them on top of each other, slightly offset.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Stamps: None
Paper: white, black, large paint chip, heavy duty aluminum foil
Ink:  None
Accessories:  Serendipity Heart Scroll, Solid Heart & Love dies, Spellbinders rectangle dies, Memory Box poppy die,  Candi dot, Lifestyle/Quickutz embossing folder (Lattice set)

Please be sure to stop by all of the DT blogs!

Karen Amidon
Marybeth Lopez
Miriam Napier
Pauline Pollington
Vickie Zimmer
Anya Schrier 

Jeanne Jachna
Jenny Gropp 

Julie Warner
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