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Archive for September 9th, 2015

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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 autumn sunflower card started with my stamped background. I love the Floral Alphabet S and I thought it would make a terrific background. I stamped it repeatedly across the kraft card stock with Versafine then added just a hint of color with a couple of Prismacolor pencils to the curvy letter S. The sunflowers (from the Fall Pops set) were stamped twice onto another piece of kraft c/s (using my Misti)..first with Memento, then colored with Prismacolor pencils…then over stamped with Versafine. I love how this brings back the details that I used to lose when using Prisma pencils. One image was die cut w/ an oval die & the other was fussy cut to add on top. I added a couple of layers behind it & on the large scallop kraft layer, I used a technique I devised way back in 2008 to “resize” the dies…I extended the length of the scallop rectangle. The original die is nowhere near as long as it is on my card. But as long as the original die is symmetrical, this technique will work. The Autumn die cut was added along with a white Candi dot. The white dots were added with a white gel pen.
Here’s a look at the inside using some leftover pieces & a scallop frame.

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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps  Fall Pops (inside – Autumn is a Second Spring)
Paper: X-Press It white, textured white, black, kraft
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx (to overstamp image after coloring)
Accessories:  Serendipity Autumn die, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B,scallop petite oval, scallop rectangle, petite oval dies,  Prismacolor pencils, MISTI, Candi dot, white gel pen

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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