Serendipity Stamps Sept Blog Hop!

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Welcome to the Serendipity Stamps  September Blog Hop! We are showing off some beautiful new fall leaf images & dies! If you arrived here from Jenny’s Blog, you are in the right place..if not, you may want to go to Mary’s Blog and start from the beginning.

You have until  9-15 to leave a comment.  Mary will announce the winner on her blog on 9-16
The Prize?  A $20 gift code off their next order.  You also have a second chance to win – Like us on Facebook and Share.  Facebook winner will also receive $20 off their next order.

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For my Autumn Leaves card, I started with some coated card stock I’ve had for’s actually the backside of some Kromekote & it’s glossy on the other side, clay coated on this side. I’m pretty sure it’s been discontinued so I’m using some I’ve been hoarding. This side is very soft, smooth & absorbent so it really soaked up the ink & the color is not as saturated as it was when I first brayered it. Before I brayered it, I stamped the wood background image using resist ink, then used a brayer & rainbow ink pad to brayer over it. The greeting was stamped & heat embossed on a section I stamped some of the leaves with resist ink & brayered as before. It was die cut w/ a diamond shape and the backing layer edges as well as the lg background layer edges were embossed with the same powder. 

The leaves & acorns were embossed, die cut and on one of each, I stamped the solid leaf/acorn versions using the same ink. For accents, I also inked some brads & embossed them each 3 times by dipping them back in the powder while still hot. On the 2 left brads, I dipped them in a micro bead/glitter mix while the embossing powder was still hot. I snipped off the brad prongs & glued them on because I didn’t want the prongs to make the card stock bumpy underneath.

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On the inside, I used the narrow left over frame from the front background and some leaves I didn’t use for the front.The greeting was stamped on more of the same background as the front greeting. The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25.

Now I’ll send you on to Karen’s Blog.

If you get lost, here is the blog hop order:

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Leaf Pops 1323QCL, Leaf Pops Negatives 1329QCL, Wood Bg 1320BK, One Falling Leaf 384D, Autumn 582CL, Leaves 581K
Paper: white, Kromekote white, goldenrod
Ink:  Ranger clear resist ink, Encore ultimate metallic bronze ink, Kaliedacolor Tahiti rainbow ink padMemento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Serendipity Leaf Pops dies 004OPD, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, classic diamonds & Ironworks accents dies, brads, desert sunset embossing powder, autumn festival sparklers (Art Accentz), Versamark pen (for embossed edges), dimension silicone



25 Responses to Serendipity Stamps Sept Blog Hop!

  1. Wow so fancy is your first one! Love the dies and glitter! Love the soft fall colors on the second card, beautiful work Julie!

  2. Crisp, boldly colored, lots of texture, layering and depth. It pulls us right in for all that beauty. Thank you for sharing ?

  3. Avatar Holly Craft
    Holly Craft says:

    Such a nice crisp look. Love the colors!

  4. Beautiful cards, love the colors and look

  5. Julie, I love the colors you chose for your Autumn Leaves card. And the card is just beautiful

  6. Avatar Donna Whitten
    Donna Whitten says:

    Love your beautiful fall card. The soft brayered background is a perfect setting for your die, cuts with just the right amount of pop from your metallic brads. The inside is beautiful as well.

  7. So pretty all the rainbow colors on the leaves!

  8. Love the washes of color. The first is so bright with the red sparkle. The second reflects the fall colors.
    thanks for sharing two great cards.

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

    Love the great colors. TFS

  10. Really beautiful cards! I love fall and these are just great!

  11. Such gorgeous colours, Julie, the bg is amazing – fall colours usually aren’t my favourite but you’ve made them sing!! The layers and embellishements are BEAUTIFUL!

  12. Avatar yvonne Weber
    yvonne Weber says:

    Love the colors and the background. Mine should come out that good.

  13. Love the colors. That little bit of blue is really pretty.

  14. The fall colors are perfect with these leaves. Beautiful card.

  15. Avatar Carolyn Cece
    Carolyn Cece says:

    What a gorgeous card! I love everything about it.

  16. beautiful card inside and out!

  17. Love the card.

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  18. Avatar Kim Heggins
    Kim Heggins says:

    So pretty…love all your beautiful layers.

  19. Wowza, what a great pair of cards. The colours really pop. As always, you rock.

  20. This is so gorgeous. Love the copper embossed leaves and that yummy background. Such lovely colours

  21. I really like both of these cards…the colors are so pretty!

  22. Avatar Amy Marshall
    Amy Marshall says:

    Wonderful fall card. I love the brayered background. The inside of the card is just as beautiful as the front.

  23. Julie, your colors on all of this card are incredibly beautiful! Thanks so much for the description of how you did them!

  24. Avatar Jean Bullock
    Jean Bullock says:

    The cards are beautiful. I love all the elements. You have a great sense of placement and your color skills are magic.

  25. your colors are awesome!!