Serendipity Stamps SSCC #36 Autumn/Fall

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Welcome to the October Challenge for Serendipity Stamps! This month the challenge is appropriately…Fall/Autumn! You can get all the details over on the Serendipity Challenge Blog.  The DT has the added challenge of using a glue technique. And as always, we have a  have a gift certificate up for grabs to a random player. The sale this week is40% Off Coupon.  Enter “40fromhigh1014” during checkout and get 40% off the highest priced item in the cart.  Good through 10/8.

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Since the DT had the extra challenge of using glue, I started with some leftover pieces of card stock and my hot glue gun on the “low melt” setting. After burning myself one too many times on the hot melt setting, I figured the low setting would be perfect for melting on paper. On the long strip, I first sponged a little fall color on the white textured strip then drizzled the glue haphazardly. While it was still hot, I sprinkled on some sparkly glitter that has some pearl ex like powder in it, waited for it to cool, then brushed off the excess. On the leaf piece, I puddled a bunch of hot glue in a circle, then melted it smooth with my heat gun. Immediately I pressed the small maple leaf into it, let it cool enough to pull the stamp out, heated it again with my heat gun a bit then sprinkled on the same glitter.
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The greeting and maple leaves were copper embossed on vanilla. The greeting was die cut and the leaves were fussy cut. Some metallic copper layers and fun fibers were added to finish.


Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – One Falling Leaf 384D, Maple Leaf set 806QCL
Paper: vanilla, metallic copper, dp (DCWV- naturals matstack), strip of textured white (DCWV), burlap dp (Paper Studio -ETC)
Ink:  Encore ultimate metallic bronze ink
Accessories: Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, Radiant Rectangles & mega oval dies, Ranger copper embossing powder, fibers, glitter (Sparkle N Sprinkle -Autumn Medley)

Please stop by and comment on all the team blogs to be entered in the drawing! This month, our special guest designer is…

Julia Stainton

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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5 Responses to Serendipity Stamps SSCC #36 Autumn/Fall

  1. beautiful card!

  2. Wow! I should have sent you an email asking for tips!! The glue looks AHHH MAZZZING! Love all the gold – and that pressed leaf is so clever! Jealous again!! 🙂

  3. Wow, Julie! I think you did this challenge exactly the way it was meant to be done. I love the design you created with your glue, gorgeous card!

  4. Avatar Karen Amidon
    Karen Amidon says:

    This turned out wonderful, you are so creative. That glue didn’t slow you down, lol! Another beauty, Julie!

  5. This wonderful!! Love the impressed leaf!! I’ll remember the hot glue thing!