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Archive for October 10th, 2014

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Welcome to the Serendipity Stamps  October Blog Hop! We are showing off some beautiful new winter images & dies! If you arrived here from, Mary’s Blog, you are in the right place..if not, you may want to head over there and start from the beginning. 

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For my first card,  I heat embossed all the snowflakes onto vellum and fussy cut them before attaching them to a dry embossed piece of vellum. On the SNOW die, I used a glue stick to attach a piece of heavy duty aluminum foil to card stock then die cut it. It’s attached to 2 more die cut SNOW words for dimension and I also used a little dimensional silicone to give a bit more lift. I used the rest of the foil covered c/s to die cut a narrow frame. Since vellum is so hard to attach w/o the glue or tape showing, I like to use frames to attach it to my cards. The frame & vellum panel are attached to a piece of blue & white polka dot dp and then to my card. I used some AB crystals in the center of the snowflakes and also attached a few extra foil covered snowflakes (from the center of the SNOW die) . 

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On the inside, I used the narrow left over silver frame & an inside frame of the same blue dp from the front and some silver snowflakes I didn’t use for the front. The greeting was stamped on more of the same embossed vellum as I used on the front. The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25.


Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Snowflake cling set 1335G, Snowflake small 356C
Paper: white, blue polka dot dp (DCWV), vellum
Ink:  Colorbox frost white pigment, Memento Danube blue (inside)
Accessories:  Serendipity Snow die 039DD Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, winter wonderland embossing powder, Darice snowflake border embossing folder, AB crystals, heavy duty aluminum foil

I started my next card originally for the sketch challenge on Splitcoast, but I didn’t get it finished and it also morphed a bit because I ran out of room for the greeting. Oh well!

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I used the super cute little snowman and more of the same snowflakes for this card. The snowflakes were stamped w/ the lagoon chalk ink and heat embossed w/ the stardust powder (it’s a transparent glitter powder). The snowman was colored, then die cut using my out of the box technique. The middle section is some of the glitter card stock & I die cut it using a curved border. For the greeting circle, I inked it first w/ the teal ink and tapped the nautical blue ink on top for the lower section before stamping it. I added a gradient color to the “snow” using Copics and also to the embossed edge after die cutting it. The lower section is a piece of a much hoarded Figgy Pudding dp (love that collection!). 

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The inside is more snowflakes and leftover embossed pieces.
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The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25 and these are the Copics I used.

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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Snowflake cling set 1335GSnowflake small 356C, Sledding Snowman 1326G, Dashing through the Snow 1328D
Paper: white, textured aqua, tan & off-white glitter (DCWV – Linen matstack), dp (Basic Grey – Figgy Pudding)
Ink:  Colorbox deep lagoon chalk ink (snowflakes), Memento teal zeal & nautical blue (greeting), tuxedo black (snowman)
Accessories: Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, circles, squares, scallop circles & scallop borders 3, stardust embossing powder

Now I’ll send you on to Karen’s Blog.

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