Serendipity-SSCB #29 -Stitches + Vehicles

Julie Warner –

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Welcome to  the March challenge for  Serendipity Stamps!  We’re switching things up a bit in 2014…The challenges will now be MONTHLY so you have longer to play. The design team will still provide inspiration twice a month (every other Wednesday), but you will have the whole month to play along! The Serendipity Challenge this month is In Stictches (use faux, real, stamped.)  And for the Design Team, we’ve added the twist of using a vehicle (bike, boat, plane, train). You can find all the details on how to play along with us at the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog. With each challenge we always have a gift certificate up for grabs to a random player. The special this week is 20% off Easter category images. Good through March 12, 2014.

Julie Warner –
For my vehicle card, I chose this fun tandem bicycle image and made it into a little scene by combining it with the mailboxes image. I stamped the bicycle first, masked it and stamped the mailboxes. I stamped just the grassy/flower portion of the mailbox image a time or two more to add the grass around the bicycle. The little flower bouquet (from the bicycle set) was stamped separately and I cut a slit in the basket to insert it. I used a paper piercer to add the “stitching holes” across the top and bottom and also around the greeting. I used a small corner rounder on one end of the greeting and a maroon Micron pen to add the faux stitches. The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25 and these are the Copics I used to color everything. I know, seems like a lot of colors, but there you go. And the only reason G20 (wax white) is in there is because YG11 (mignonette) was running low and I didn’t want to stop to refill it, lol.

Julie Warner –
Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Please be sure to stop by and visit all of the DT Blogs!
Jeanne Jachna
Marybeth Lopez
Miriam Napier (not participating this week)
Pauline Pollington
Jenny Gropp
Vickie Zimmer
Julie Warner
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Karen Amidon
Anya Schrier


Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Tandem Bicycle, Mailboxes w/ Wildflowers, Everyday Words (small)
Paper: X-Press It white, dp (Basic Grey – Wander collection)
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Copic markers, maroon Micron pen, paper piercer, small corner rounder

7 Responses to Serendipity-SSCB #29 -Stitches + Vehicles

  1. So much detail Julie! Love your bright, cheery card – the stitching is a wonderful addition and your bouquet in the bike basket is so clever.

  2. Avatar Karen Amidon
    Karen Amidon says:

    Julie, this is fantastic, sooooo clever! Your shading is beautiful. Another knockout creation!

  3. Julie I love how you combined the two stamps together ,it looks like they were made for each other. Gorgeous coloring too. Love this card!

  4. Wow! Your masking is brilliant – wonderful little scene you created and of course the coloring is gorgeous!

  5. Avatar Vickie Z
    Vickie Z says:

    WOW!! This is gorgeous!, fabulous coloring and masking!

  6. Your cards are always so intricate and full of wonderful details – and you are a master with those Copics! Beautiful card!

  7. I have the mailboxes. I would have never thought to pair them with that fabulous red tandem. Just awesome in every way.