Serendipity -SSCB #29 -Stitches +Embossing

Julie Warner -

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Welcome to  the March (pt 2) 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 embossing/debaossing with a Serendipity die.. 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. Free Shipping on all US orders of $10 or more.   This is a great chance to snap up the stamps from the Wood Mounted Stamp sale and to throw in some grab bags.  Good through 3/26.

Julie Warner -
For my card today, I used the beautiful Ballerina image. After coloring with Copics, I used my out of the box Nestie technique to die cut her.With the die still in place, I sponged a little antique linen ink around the edges. I did the same with the greeting. The embossed circle was done by first embossing the ornament die onto white card stock, die cutting with a circle die, then I sponged on some of the antique linen & also some rose coral chalk ink. The ballet slippers were fussy cut and added some Copic dyed seam tape and button with a narrow ribbon bow tied through it. The background is a piece of designer paper that I added more of the pink color to and sponged it around the edges. Unfortunately, I was so involved with all the elements, I totally forgot to add the stitching! We’ll just pretend I stitched, lol. Anyway, these are the Copics I used. And I’ll explain that the tutu started out colored with the red violet colors, then when I picked the dp, I had to add the peach & blush colors to warm up the pink to match.
Julie Warner –


Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Ballerina, Dance, Ballet Slippers
Paper: X-Press It white, kraft,  dp (Prima – Almanac collection)
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Distress ink antique linen, Colorbox rose coral chalk
Accessories:  Serendipity Ornament die, Copic markers, seam tape, narrow ribbon, button, Spellbinders petite ovals, circles & labels 18 dies

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please stop by and visit all the Design Team for more inspiration.

10 Responses to Serendipity -SSCB #29 -Stitches +Embossing

  1. This is stunning Julie! Love the way the ballerina is out of the box, and the embossed layer for the dance shoes. Your coloring is amazing too!

  2. Such a pretty card and love this image.

  3. wow, this is just stunning! Love the image and love the design.

  4. Wow is this gorgeous Julie! Your coloring is amazing!

  5. Amazing Julie! Love the way you colored the ballerina and the soft pinks. So well designed!

  6. Avatar Karen Amidon
    Karen Amidon says:

    Gorgeous Julie! A true artist!

  7. Stunning image and coloring Julie! Great job on the card.

  8. Avatar Vickie Z
    Vickie Z says:

    Gorgeous!! Fabulous coloring! I have definitely finished a card and realized I missed a little something!

  9. Avatar Irish Cherokee
    Irish Cherokee says:

    Stunning card with awesome coloring.

  10. What a beautiful image, so nicely colored!