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Archive for November 14th, 2014

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Today we are taking another look at the Our Daily Bread designs November release! Don’t you love those fabulous stars images & dies? And the paper collections are beautiful! I used a medley of images & dies from this release and previous releases…I love to mix it up! 

Considering the number of image sets & dies I used, I’m surprised it looks as clean as it does, lol. These images just seemed to say “emboss me” so I used some pearly metallic blue powder on the star, snowflakes & greeting and a silver detail powder on the clock because I didn’t want the clock quite as prominent as the snowflake star centerpiece. 

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I used the Ornament circle & Matting circle dies to die cut the clock and the two circles in the white & shimmer navy layers. The beautiful silver & white dp was die cut using the largest outer rectangle from the Flourished Star Pattern die. I love how it leaves the pretty pierced edge. The snowflakes were fussy cut after heat embossing and the greeting was die cut. Add a different greeting and I think this would make a wonderful New Year’s card, too!

 Please be sure to visit all the DT blogs for more beautiful inspiration! 

 Julie * Chris * Lori * Paula * Cathy * Dawn * 
Sandee * StacyWanda * Silke * Gracie (guest designer)


Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Snowflake Stars, Sparkling SnowflakesGod’s Timing
Paper:  white, ODBD Winter Collection 2014 paper, navy blue shimmer
Ink:  Encore ultimate metallic silver & Colorbox midnight pigment inks
Accessories: ODBD Splendorous Stars, Matting Circles & Circle Ornaments & Flourished Star Pattern diesSpellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, fancy framed tags & fancy tags dies, satin velvet & detail silver embossing powders

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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

Prize info:

  • A $20 gift certificate is up for grabs and the winner will be chosen randomly from one of the blogs.  
  • Commenters have until Monday 11-17 to leave a comment.  The winner wil be posted on Marys blog on 11-18.  
  • For a SECOND chance to win a $20 gift certificate you need to LIKE Serendipity Stamps and SHARE on Facebook.   

Poinsettia Joy 05070 For my Christmas card in non-tradiontal colors, I started with a piece of water color paper, a handful of Distress Ink pads, a teflon craft sheet & water spritzer. I started by pressing the pink inks onto the craft sheet, spritzing with water then dabbing part of the water color paper onto it. I dried it w/ a heat gun, then did the same with the teal, blue & greens…one at a time and drying in between colors. Dabbing here & there and drying in between colors keeps them from blending together and making mud. Then I stamped the Poinsettia Background on top w/ the Versafine and used an opaque cream marker to color in the centers & a black marker around the edge. 

I used the Poinsettia & Leaf to stamp the big single poinsettia a couple of times on ivory, colored them w/ Copics & fussy cut them. The small poinsettia (from the big background image) was done the same way. I thought it looked a little too busy, so I added a narrow strip of blue vellum down the side before adding the poinsettias. The Joy die was die cut 3 times out of the cream and twice out of black to shadow it. The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50 and these are the Copics I used for the poinsettias.

Poinsettia Joy copics 05068 Thanks so much for stopping by! Please be sure to visit all the DT blogs! Here’s the order in case you get lost.

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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Poinsettia Bg , Poinsettia & Leaf Outline , Wishing You
Paper: water color, textured blue & cream (DCWV – pastel matstack), ivory, pale blue vellum, black
Ink:  Versafine onyx, Memento tuxedo black, Distress Inks spun sugar, Victorian velvet, tumbled glass, evergreen bough, broken china
Accessories: Copic markers, Serendipity Joy die , Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, crystals, stickles, black Permapaque marker