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A big congrats to Pat, the newest Featured Stamper (FS464) on Splitcoast! She has such a beautiful gallery & I chose THIS to case. I kept the technique of the brayered embossing folder & layout, but I used different colors, a different embossing folder & different flower dies.
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To make my card, I brayered the inside of the embossing folder w/ the fresh greens ink pad then embossed the large white panel. Then I die cut it w/ the largest Flourished Star Pattern die to get the tiny pierced edges. The Asters, Posies & Leaves were all die cut out of white & I sponged a little yellow & orange ink (from the melon melody ink pad) in the centers. The butterflies were stamped w/ the same yellow/orange ink & die cut.

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The greeting was stamped & die cut w/ a Mini Tag then all the flowers were assembled & attached. I added a bunch of die cut circles (from the Asters dies) to the centers of the embossed rings for a little extra punch. 

Here’s a look at the inside. 
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Congrats again, Pat! Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Tres Papillions,  Butterfly & Bugs, Home Sweet Home, (Living Water – inside greeting)
Paper: Neenah white
Ink:  Versafine onyx, Kaliedacolor fresh greens & melon melody
Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star Pattern, Asters (retired), Pretty Posies, Lovely Leaves, Mini Tags diesbrayer, Quickutz/Lifestyle embossing folder (Dainty set)

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Welcome to the December Challenge for Serendipity Stamps!
This month the challenge it’s Tag It! 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.  Each month a different image will be 50% off. This month- it’s the Large Cupcake.  Be sure to check out the great deals on the Clearance StampsAnd mini grab bags are back!  5 cling stamps/$1, 5 sticky cushion stamps/$1 or 10 UM stamps/$1. And as always, we have a gift certificate up for grabs to a random player.
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Today instead of making a tag, I put a tag on my ornament on my Christmas card. I really love this big, ornate ornament die so I cut it & the bow out of a metallic gold card stock, then backed the ornament w/ a white circle die cut.  The little tag was die cut then I gold embossed the small Christmas on it & edged it w/ a gold Krylon pen.

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The paper on the left was die cut using one of the smaller matting basics then I used a pierced rectangle on it. The rectangles were not the same size so I had to move it around & do 2 sides at a time to get the piercing on it. I added a couple of strips of metallic gold on either side & then strip of another pattern of the same paper on the right of them. The large white bg was die cut w/ the largest pierced rectangle & I gold embossed the Merry Merry down the side. 

Here’s the inside using some left over pieces. The Merry Merry was stamped repeatedly on the white piece using Brilliance gold.
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Please be sure to visit all of the DT Blogs to increase your chance of winning! Our special Guest Designer this month is Susan Wuthrich!

Jeanne Jachna 

Jenny Gropp

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Karen Amidon

Marybeth Lopez

Miriam Napier

Vickie Zimmer

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Merry Merry Merry, Christmas,  Have Yourself (inside)
Paper: Neenah white, gold metallic, dp (Paper Studio- Gifts of Gold)
Ink: Encore ultimate metallic gold -Brilliance galaxy gold & Versafine onyx (inside)
Accessories:  Serendipity Ornament die, Spellbinders A2 matting basics B, pierced rectangles, circles dies,  Cheery Lynn Pretty Bows dies, ODBD tag die, detail gold embossing powder

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My first card is for today’s Technique Challenge (TLC565) to put a bow on your project. This is a very simple card…the front is one big die cut that covers the card front. I die cut it out of a dk green w/ gold dots designer paper
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After die cutting it, I die cut it again using the largest die from the flourished star pattern die then backed it w/ a piece of ivory that has small flecks in it. A lt kraft layer was added behind it & I used the same lt kraft to die cut the bow.


Stamps: none
Paper: dk green dp (Paper Studio -Christmas Traditions), ivory flecked, lt kraft
Ink: none
Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star PatternMedium Bows dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A, Holiday Greetings dies

Melty Snowman

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My second card is also CAS (clean & simple) & is for the CAS356 Challenge to use a snowman. I stamped my snowman, masking just the very bottom, then added the “melty” part w/ a Micron pen. The tree line was stamped behind him & I added a little color w/ Copics & some sparkle w/ stickles. 
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Stamps: DRS Designs – Simply SnowmanSnow Background, I Melt for You, Tree Line Border
Paper:  X-Press It white, aqua, sparkle fleck gray
Ink:   Memento tuxedo black, Distress ink tumbled glass
Accessories:  Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, petite ovals dies, stickles, Copic markers

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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