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Autumn Leaves cu 07414
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Welcome to the September Challenge for Serendipity StampsThis month the challenge is Stamp Your Own Background! You can get all the details over on the Serendipity Challenge Blog.  We have something new…a “Stamp of the Month”. Each month a different image will be 50% off. This month- it’s the Japanese MapleYou might want to check out the super deals on the Bo Bunny paper packs..there are some perfect papers for Christmas & Halloween. For all of you wanting that fabulous Hot Air Balloon Reverse die, they are back in stock so get yours now! And as always, we have a  have a gift certificate up for grabs to a random player.
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My card today is almost entirely bits of leftovers from other projects or backgrounds I didn’t use. The largest background is done on the backside of a piece of glossy card stock & has some kind of a coating on it..sort of semi glossy. The detail Leaf Pops were stamped w/ resist ink then brayered over using a rainbow ink pad. The white strip down the left side was stamped w/ the Fall Pops set using the same ink. The serpentine like glitter strip was a leftover & was made w/ a hot glue gun & glitter was sprinkled on while still hot. The large Solid Leaf Pop was stamped & die cut w/ the matching die. I added some little copper glitter acorns & squiggly pieces from the Oak Leaf die. I die cut an oval in the background & added the greeting underneath. It was first stamped w/ the resist ink, brayered then over stamped (slightly offset) w/ Versafine.

Here’s the inside using more leftovers. I used the oval cut out of the front to stamp the greeting.
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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps  Fall Pops. Leaf Pops Detail set, Leaf Pops Solid setLeaves, Autumn  (inside – Take Time)
Paper: white coated, Neenah white, copper glitter
Ink:  Kaliedacolor Tahiti, Ranger resist ink, Versafine onyx
Accessories:  Serendipity Oak Leaf, Scallop Border, Leaf Pops dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A, oval, bracket border dies, stickles, hot glue gun, glitter, brayer

Please be sure to stop by & comment on all the DT blogs. It will be much appreciated & will also increase your chances of winning!

Diane Jaquay (Sept Guest Designer)

Marybeth Lopez

Miriam Napier

Vickie Zimmer

Jeanne Jachna 

Jenny Gropp

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Karen Amidon

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Under the Sea cu 07324
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Today we are taking another look at the Our Daily Bread designs September release! I just love the fish & dolphins sets. I used the dolphins again for my card today along with Sunburst Pattern & Sparkling Stars dies.
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For my card, after stamping the dolphins with Memento & coloring w/ Copics, I over stamped w/ Versafine then fussy cut them. I repeated this for one more of the dolphin on the right to elevate him a bit on top of the other two. The image was stamped twice more but I colored only the water on both & used a self made cloud stencil & sponged in the sky before die cutting w/ the two sized of stars dies. I also die cut 2 black stars & stacked them offset before attaching the dolphins on top. The background was die cut w/ the Sunburst Bg & the circle cut greeting & a black circle were attached in the circle part of the die. Some sponged aqua die cut stars were attached here & there and stickles was added for some sparkle.

Here’s a look at the inside using some leftovers I didn’t use for the front. (These dolphins were also stamped w/ a small flower from the Boho Love set.) Below it are the Copics I used.
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For lots more inspiration, please stop by and visit all of the DT Blogs.
Cathy * Sandee * Julie * Amy * Dawn * 

America * Lori

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Supplies:

Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Under the Sea
Paper:  X-Press It white, black
Ink:  Versafine onyx, Distress tumbled glass (for clouds), Memento tuxedo black (angel pink-inside)
Accessories: ODBD Sunburst Background, Sparkling Stars, Circles dies, Copic markers,  Spellbinders A2 matting basics A dies, stickles


Autumn Wreath cu 07301
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Today’s Color Challenge  (CC548) is some pretty fall colors…just perfect for my Autumn Wreath! And the dessert is trees or leaves, so got it covered!
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After stamping the wreath & coloring it, I die cut the large white panel then used a curved border die across the bottom. I used the same rectangular die to cut the bottom a little more in order to separate the two white panels & let some of the glitter c/s show thru. The Autumn & acorns dies were also cut out of the glitter c/s as well as one fussy cut maple leaf. The other two maple leaves & the sunflower were colored & fussy cut, as well. 
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Here’s a look at the inside & also the Copics I used. Autumn Wreath inside 07305
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Supplies:

Stamps: Serendipity Stamps –Twig WreathFall PopsMaple Leaf Lg, Maple Leaf Sm(inside –Take Time )
Paper: X-Press It white, copper brown glitter (DCWV glitter matstack)
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx (to overstamp image after coloring)
Accessories:  Serendipity Autumn, Oak Leaf ScrollOak Leaf/Acorns dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, curved borders dies, MISTI, Copic markers

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