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Archive for May 16th, 2018



 


Welcome to the May #2 Blog Hop for Serendipity Stamps!

The Prize – One $20 gift code will go to one random commenter from the blogs. So be sure  to visit all the blogs because you don’t know which one the winner will be drawn from. You have through Sunday May 20 to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win. Mary will announce a winner on May 21 on her Blog. On the first & third Wednesdays of every month, we’ll be celebrating with a Blog Hop! The Special this month is the Petunias stamp – 50% off! 

My card was pretty quick. I have a substantial stack of backgrounds made over the last few years & sometimes I go thru them when I’m making a card. The times when I would get stuck for an idea, I would just make backgrounds & file them away. Or when I’m trying out a technique, especially if it’s messy, I’ll make a bunch in different colors or designs. So this is one of those bgs. It’s on glossy paper & it uses alcohol inks. I like the flowing colors & thought it looked good behind this wonderful barn scene.
After I positioned the image in my Misti, I stamped it (minus the windmill) onto the bg. First time, it didn’t work because I used Memento ink. That ink wiped right off of the glossy bg. So I did it again using Ancient Page. That’s my go to ink for glossy surfaces when I don’t really want to use Stazon. I stamped just the windmill on the right of the white frame & did a little into the window on the left of the windmill & die cut the oval center. Added the greeting & a black layer & done!

Here’s the inside. I left it blank except for the barn image which is light enough to stamp or write over. I’ll probably send this to my hubby’s brother who is in the middle of building a barn. 

Please be sure to comment on all the blogs..it is much appreciated & also increases your chances of winning! 

Mary’s Blog

Christine Alexander (guest designer)

Beth Chiu 

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Miriam Napier 

Marybeth Lopez

Vickie Zimmer 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Supplies:

Stamps: Serendipity Stamps: Summer Barn w/ WindmillOne Day in the Country
Paper:  Staples 110# white, glossy white, black
Ink:  Ancient Page coal (Memento desert sand used on inside)
Accessories:   Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, lg & sm petite oval dies, Copic refills, Misti

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The Sketch Challenge (SC697), is so clean & simple..basically just a slash coming in from the lower side. So for that slash, I have a partial pencil. I did flip the sketch & lay it horizontally & somehow the downward slash became an upward one. Oh well. 

This is definitely one of, if not THE simplist cards I’ve ever made. A lot of open white space tends to make me nervous.  This Pencil image is technically, supposed to go on the back of the card, but I couldn’t get this idea out of my head to put it on the front. To me, it looks made to go w/ the Dropping a Line, greeting. 

To make it, I die cut the white panel, then stamped the greeting & part of the pencil then colored them. I added some coloring under the greeting to make it slightly dimensional looking. Then I embossed the left side w/ part of an embossing folder. Lucky for me I had the pencil border folder & even luckier, I could find it! After embossing, I lightly rubbed a turquoise Prismacolor pencil over the raised lines.

Here’s the inside & below it are the Copics I used.


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs Just Dropping a Line,  Hand Colored by Pencil (inside: Happy tHappy Day )
Paper: Staples 110# white, gray
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, gray flannel
Accessories: Copic markers, Candi button, twine, Darice embossing folder (Pencil Border), Prismacolor pencils, MFT diagonal stitched rectangle dies

 

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