Serendipity & Perfect Paper Crafting Hop!

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Welcome to the Serendipity Stamps & Perfect Paper Crafting Blog Hop! We have some fabulous projects from both Design Teams and some fabulous prizes to go along with them!  Our blog hop will start on Monday, March 10, 9:00 AM Pacific time (noon EDT) and go through Sunday, March 16, Midnight Pacific time (3/17/14, 3:00 AM EDT).

Winners will be announced on each companies blog for the $50 Gift Certificates on Monday, March 17. Winners will be randomly selected from those that leave comments on all the blog hop stops.In addition both companies have these specials for you:

Perfect Paper Crafting: Use the code, serendipity5%, shoppers will get a discount on their order on at checkout.
Serendipity Stamps: Everything in our Easter Category is 20% off until Wednesday March 12, 2014.

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On my first card, I used this beautiful Serendipity Butterflies in Flight 442L, and the fabulous new Perfect Paper Crafting Layers Mini set! I stamped the butterflies twice, colored both with Copics and set aside one for later. On the other, I did a very tricky out of the box Nestie technique on it using a long rectangle die. Normally, it’s not this involved but I had so many points that were out of the box, including two little butterflies on the right that were almost entirely out of the box, that it was more complicated than usual. But it worked! Since I couldn’t line up the PPC mini ruler against the edge, I die cut another the same size and used it for the template to cut the cobalt blue layer using the ruler to create a 1/16 border. The textured white has a 1/4 inch border, followed by another 1/16 inch cobalt border. I used the same 1/16 inch border for the largest cobalt layer as well.

Since I also have the PPC Perfect Airbrush Color Spritzer, I wanted to try it out and see if I really could use my Copic markers with it. It worked great! By removing the insert my sketch markers fit and worked wonderfully. By varying the amount of pressure, I was able to have a soft airbrush look or a more splattered look by squeezing harder. So I masked the butterflies and used the spritzer with several colors using a light mist. Then I used a small acrylic paintbrush dipped in blender solution to splatter the background and the result is the watercolor like look you see here.
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The fishtail banner die cut sentiment also has a 1/16 inch cobalt layer created with the PPC Layer Mini and by using just the end of the ruler jutted up against the inside indentation, I was able to use the ruler all the way around. I cut out a few of the extra butterflies and attached them with foam tape for extra dimension. The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50 and these are the Copics I used

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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Butterflies in Flght 442L, For You Small 615B
Paper: X-Press It white, cobalt, dp (Basic Grey -Knee Highs collection)
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Copic markers, Copic Blender Solution, Perfect Paper Crafting Layers Mini, Perfect Paper Crafting Perfect Airbrush, Spellbinders long rectangle die, MFT fishtail banner die,

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My second card is much simpler! After stamping the sofa and coloring, I trimmed around the top, right and lower right edges, leaving only a small section around the left side. I added a strip embossed white panel behind the couch and used the PPC Layers Mini to created a lime green 1/16 inch strip on top before attaching it to a larger chocolate brown layer w/ the greeting white embossed in the lower right. I used the PPC Layer Minis to create a 1/4 inch border on top & bottom with a 1/16 inch border on left & right on the pale aqua checked paper. I attached two strips on top and bottom w/ the chocolate stripe showing and again used the ruler to create the 1/16 inch borders. The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25 and these are the Copics I used.
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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Rattan Sofa 002L, Everyday Words Small Horizontal
Paper: X-Press It white, chocolate, dp (lime & brown stripe -Kaisercraft Chapter One), aqua checked dp (Recollections)
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox frost white pigment
Accessories:  Copic markers  Perfect Paper Crafting Layers Mini, Lifestyle/Quickutz embossing folder (Nautical set), white embossing powder

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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This is the Hop order in case you lose your place:

Serendipty Stamps
Perfect Paper Crafting & Laura Lynn
Anya Schrier
Jenny Gropp
Marybeth Lopez
Pam Sparks
Julie Warner (you are here!)
Jenn Cochran
Vickie Zimmer
Roxie Glaza
Jeanne Jachna
Dana Joy
Karen Amidon
Miriam Napier



30 Responses to Serendipity & Perfect Paper Crafting Hop!

  1. Spectacular butterflies. I can see the difficulty and you did such a great job. The colors and the layers are just awesome. Thanks for sharing with us. So very nicely done!

  2. Avatar Diana Scott
    Diana Scott says:

    These are truly beautiful. Thanks!

  3. Avatar Amy Seigler
    Amy Seigler says:

    Your cards are Spectacular! I love the Butterflies! I love how they just feel like they are popping out at me! Your second card that you call much simpler is AMAZING! Your detail is just breathtaking! I love all the layers you used on these cards. Great job on Both of them.

  4. Two awesome cards – although the background and the butterflies on the first are gorgeous and my favorite! I have one of those Color Spritzers, however, the markers rest right up against the air tube and the tube goes into the marker. I’m sure it’s not good for the markers, so I’ve stopped using mine.

    Hi Shona! Thanks for your comment. I think you may be tightening the screw down too far onto the marker. You don’t have to tighten it until the tip scrunches into the marker tip. Also, make sure you use the broad tip…not the brush tip. Julie

  5. Avatar Sandy Luckett
    Sandy Luckett says:

    Very nice cards! I like the colors you used. Your cards pop with color!

  6. Absolutely stunning cards. Your coloring is amazing.

  7. That background is amazing Julie and I love all those colorful butterflies. I really need to try this! Thanks for the great tips on technique!

  8. Avatar Shelley Smith
    Shelley Smith says:

    Love these, don’t normally care for butterflies, but yours are beautiful.

  9. Gorgeous cards, I thought the butterflies are stunning then you say a simpler card… Oh my it looks as stunning as the first! Not simple at all.

  10. Avatar Kari Flater
    Kari Flater says:

    I really love this card! You know, it looks just as if the butterflies are flying over the card…the picture doesn’t always have to be kept in the center. I made card somewhat like this – not with any of the cool accessories, mind you, but it really was unique when it was finished. Also, I have a color spritzer from Stampin’ Up! – can a person use that w/copic markers also??

    Hi Kari- I don’t have any SU markers or their spritzer,so all I can say is try it. Depending on the size of the holder, your Copic may or may not fit. The PPC spritzer has a removable insert and when removed, bigger markers will fit. ,,,Julie

  11. Avatar Mary C Pertuit
    Mary C Pertuit says:

    beautiful butterfly card

  12. Avatar Teresa Godines #6857
    Teresa Godines #6857 says:

    Fabulous coloring. I just love the butterflies. TFS

  13. Beautiful cards and such pretty colors!

  14. Avatar karine boivin
    karine boivin says:

    I am simply in LOVE with your cards! Beautiful!!

  15. Avatar Melissa Banian
    Melissa Banian says:

    Your butterfly card is absolutely breathtaking!

  16. What beautiful cards you have created. Thanks for sharing them with us. Just beautiful!

  17. Avatar Kim Heggins
    Kim Heggins says:

    Wow…beautiful cards, but those butterflies are stunning!

  18. Julie, thanks for the reply. I’m going to try it again with the broad tip end. However, even my distress markers get scrunched up against the tip. But I will look at it again. Thanks again for the info.

  19. Avatar Tammy Pope
    Tammy Pope says:

    Your butterflies card is simply amazing! The coloring and layering on it just blew me away. Wow–you are truly talented!!

  20. Avatar Saundra A.
    Saundra A. says:

    This is a beautiful card! Love the way the butterflies are and how they are colored and cut. Very nice!

  21. Oh wow ….. Julie! Those butterflies look gorgeous! So vibrant! Both cards a stunning and colored beautifully !

  22. Avatar Mary Ely
    Mary Ely says:

    I LOVE your cards. And the butterfly card is my favorite. BEAUTIFUL

  23. Avatar Carolyn Cece
    Carolyn Cece says:

    Beautiful coloring!

  24. Avatar Mary Ely
    Mary Ely says:

    Absolutely LOVE your butterfly card. It is gorgeous and the butterflies just pop off the card like they are really in flight. The colors are beautiful.

  25. Love the way you used the butterfly stamp! I have this stamp and can’t wait to try your idea! Thanks for sharing.

  26. Beautiful cards – but my favorite is the butterfly one! So colorful and the butterflies are just gorgeous! Looks like a lot of fun to color… and love all your matting. The perfect paper tool sounds quite wonderful.

  27. Julie, your butterflies are out of this world gorgeous! I love the beautiful way you colored them!! I love the layout, love the bg the way you did it with your air sprayer as well. Gorgeous card my friend!

  28. well, you know I LOVE the butterfly card! both are wonderful samples!!

  29. Avatar Katie B.
    Katie B. says:

    Beautiful cards! I love both of these stamps and you coloring skills are just wonderful! Great job. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  30. Oh, gorgeous!!! Love both cards, but those butterflies are out of this world!!
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