Serendipity Spring Blog Hop!


Welcome to the Serendipity Blog Hop! 

Today we are featuring some new stamps for spring from Serendipity Stamps! These are perfect for your spring projects and include some beautiful new images perfect for Mother’s Day. If you arrived here from  Jenny‘s blog , you are in the right place. If not, you may want to head on over to Mary’s blog so you’ll be able to start from the beginning.

First the prize details:

  • $20 gift code to one person who has commented on ALL the blogs 
  • To enter to win leave a comment through midnight Sunday 4/27.
  • Winner will be posted on Mary’s blog  Monday 4/28

 For my first card, I’m using one of the new 1304M Flower Pops, the 1305E Flower Corner and the 1303E Happy Mother’s Day

Julie Warner –

 I stamped and colored 2 of the big Zinnias, fussy cut and layered them on top of each other. I also added another cut out center on top and used some dimensional silicone under the petals so they’d keep their shape. The flower corner panel was die cut with a curvy border, attached to black and I used a Japanese screw punch to add the holes along the curve. The greeting was stamped on a larger pink panel, edged with black and I added 2 Candi dots in the lower right corner. Here are the Copics I used.

Julie Warner –

Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – 1304M Flower Pops, 1305E Flower Corner, 1303E Happy Mother’s Day
Paper: X-Press It white, pink, black
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Copic markers, Spellbinders curved border dies, stickles, Japanese screw punch, Candi dots, black Permapaque marker, dimensional silicone adhesive

My second card features the new 1307 Mason Jar, 1306F Wildflowers and the Dandelion & Puff flowers from the 1304M Flower Pops set.

Julie Warner –
This was just a tad tricky to put the flowers in the jar and have it look “correct”. I first stamped the flowers and masked the stems before stamping the mason jar on top. I stamped just the top of the mason jar on a separate piece and after coloring everything, I cut out the 2 horizontal bands of the jar and attached them on top of the corresponding area on my base image. I added a little splatter and the greeting (469J). On the background, I stamped the 2 flowers using the grape & posy inks and I used generational stamping with these…meaning I stamped them more than once before reinking. Here are the Copics I used for this card.

Julie Warner –

Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – 1307 Mason Jar, 1306F Wildflowers, Dandelion & Puff flowers from 1304M Flower Pops set, Everyday Small Words 469J
Paper: X-Press It white, dk violet
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, grape jelly, lilac posy
Accessories:  Copic markers, Spellbinders matting basics A & B dies, Perfect Paper Crafting mini rulers

My third card is one I posted earlier and you will also find it  HERE

Julie Warner –
After stamping and coloring the aprons image, I used my out of the box technique to die cut it. I used more dies for the red, yellow & green layers and also an embossing folder on the red & green layers. I edged the panels with a black marker and stamped the greeting & added a die cut pair of cherries. These are the Copics I used for this.

Julie Warner –

Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Hi There, Aprons 1308F
Paper: white, red, yellow, green
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Copic markers, Spellbinders long rectangle, circles, labels 33 & fresh fruit dies, Quickutz stacking flower dies, Cuttlebug embossing folder (Swiss dots), black Permapaque marker

Thanks so much for stopping by! Now I’ll send you onto your next stop…

Karen’s Blog. Here is the entire list if you lose your place.

23 Responses to Serendipity Spring Blog Hop!

  1. There are all amazing. Love that curvy border on the first one with the little punched holes – really different. The way you got the flowers looking in the jar on the second is perfect. and those little aprons on the clothes line are so bright and cheery!

  2. Oh my gosh! Amazing! Love the first one with the cut petals …oh that is just gorgeous. I will want to CASE that one! I love the way you stamped the background on the beautiful jar card. Wow!

  3. I have NEVER seen that flower corner before! You’ve talked me into the flower pops, though! 🙂 Ty!!

  4. Avatar Donna Whitten
    Donna Whitten says:

    Wow! What beautiful cards with such attention to details. Love them!

  5. Smitten with your first card Julie. SO smart to make the flower dimensional. It looks beautiful tucked into that floral corner!

  6. Outstanding! These are all so gorgeous, your coloring is outstanding!

  7. Avatar Karen Amidon
    Karen Amidon says:

    Blown away as usual! Julie these are all fantastic! Sounds like we all want to CASE your first one with the Flower Pops! Truly an artist with the WildFlowers and Mason Jar, love the inked background. Your aprons are precious and true colors for the vintage feel!

  8. Avatar Vickie Z
    Vickie Z says:

    Fantastic as always!! The layout on the first card is perfect for the flower corner….might just need to CASE that since you and Karen “talked” me into those border dies 🙂 perfect background for the second…along with your gorgeous coloring!! And…speaking of your gorgeous coloring…those aprons are fabulous 🙂

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

    Stunning cards. Love the design of the first card. TFS

  10. These are all beautiful cards!

  11. Avatar Mary ronnerman
    Mary ronnerman says:

    Love all the cards. Great design team

  12. Love the cards.

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  13. Avatar Renee Drew
    Renee Drew says:

    Impressive coloring on everything Julie. Makes me want ALL the new stamps, and a magic genie to grant me your talent!

  14. Avatar Sandra ltb
    Sandra ltb says:

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  15. Three fabulous cards Julie! Your coloring always amazes me!

  16. Avatar Kathleen Damiano
    Kathleen Damiano says:

    Wow Julie, thanks for showing all the Copic colors you used!
    Your cards are more than gorgeous!

  17. Your coloring of the zinnias is amazing! I appreciate your specific directions too. These are really inspiring cards! Thanks.

  18. Avatar Judy Williamson
    Judy Williamson says:

    Julie – your apron card got me hopping to all the other blogs. That is just a darling card. All the spring stamps are great looking and so versatile.

  19. Avatar Jean Bullock
    Jean Bullock says:

    I LOVE THE CARDS! The first one is so cool. I love how you divided the card and how you fussy cut and layered the flower and made it 3D. The second one is so pretty. It looks as if its a framed picture hung against wall paper. The third one is so bright and I love the colors you chose for the aprons. Well done.

  20. Avatar TracyM #6773
    TracyM #6773 says:

    WOW wow WOW
    DELIGHTFUL trio of cards!!!
    BEAUTIFUL stamps, GORGEOUS colouring and FABULOUS designs – LOVE the colours & colouring, textures and layers, LOVE them ALL!!!

    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!

  21. Hi Julie, I’m trying to pick up my jaw, but it won’t budge! These are, well, jaw dropping gorgeous!
    But I see you are a pro at coloring and colors, so no wonder!

  22. another wow! awesome… the curve in the first card…love your coloring! just awesome! thanks for sharing!

  23. Avatar Kim Heggins
    Kim Heggins says:

    You are just one amazing card maker, so much beautiful detail and your coloring is just perfection!