Serendipity Blog Hop – Winter 2

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Welcome to the Serendipity Stamps November Blog Hop! We are showing off some beautiful new winter images & dies! If you arrived here from  Jenny’s Blog  you are in the right place..if not, you may want to head over there first. 

Prize info:

  • A $20 gift certificate is up for grabs and the winner will be chosen randomly from one of the blogs.  
  • Commenters have until Monday 11-17 to leave a comment.  The winner wil be posted on Marys blog on 11-18.  
  • For a SECOND chance to win a $20 gift certificate you need to LIKE Serendipity Stamps and SHARE on Facebook.   

Poinsettia Joy 05070For my Christmas card in non-tradiontal colors, I started with a piece of water color paper, a handful of Distress Ink pads, a teflon craft sheet & water spritzer. I started by pressing the pink inks onto the craft sheet, spritzing with water then dabbing part of the water color paper onto it. I dried it w/ a heat gun, then did the same with the teal, blue & greens…one at a time and drying in between colors. Dabbing here & there and drying in between colors keeps them from blending together and making mud. Then I stamped the Poinsettia Background on top w/ the Versafine and used an opaque cream marker to color in the centers & a black marker around the edge. 

I used the Poinsettia & Leaf to stamp the big single poinsettia a couple of times on ivory, colored them w/ Copics & fussy cut them. The small poinsettia (from the big background image) was done the same way. I thought it looked a little too busy, so I added a narrow strip of blue vellum down the side before adding the poinsettias. The Joy die was die cut 3 times out of the cream and twice out of black to shadow it. The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50 and these are the Copics I used for the poinsettias.

Poinsettia Joy copics 05068Thanks so much for stopping by! Please be sure to visit all the DT blogs! Here’s the order in case you get lost.

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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Poinsettia Bg , Poinsettia & Leaf Outline , Wishing You
Paper: water color, textured blue & cream (DCWV – pastel matstack), ivory, pale blue vellum, black
Ink:  Versafine onyx, Memento tuxedo black, Distress Inks spun sugar, Victorian velvet, tumbled glass, evergreen bough, broken china
Accessories: Copic markers, Serendipity Joy die , Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, crystals, stickles, black Permapaque marker

25 Responses to Serendipity Blog Hop – Winter 2

  1. Beautiful color choices and I love the added strip of vellum . Gorgeous card Julie, hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  2. Avatar Holly Craft
    Holly Craft says:

    Love the soft colors and shadow! Great job! Had technical difficulties commenting on Jenny’s post, but wanted to say that stacking the die cuts makes them so sturdy and I love the idea of making your own background paper!

  3. Avatar Vickey Ezell
    Vickey Ezell says:

    Beautiful, beautiful! The color choices are so unique and I love the card!

  4. Avatar Karen Amidon
    Karen Amidon says:

    Fabulous, as always, Julie! Love the colors and beautiful BG paper you made. So, so talented!

  5. Avatar KT Fit Kitty
    KT Fit Kitty says:

    Amazing card – gorgeous non-traditional colour choices! I love the beautiful background too! This is one of my favourite cards on the hop – love everything about it!

  6. I love the colors. So soft and pastel. A break from the bright red and green that is so prevalent during the season.
    thanks for sharing a beautiful card.

  7. Avatar Miriam Prantner
    Miriam Prantner says:

    The colors are gorgeous and the background is amazing! I love the vellum too!

  8. Gorgeous card Julie! I love the color scheme and that amazing background you created. So unexpected, the touch of blue, vellum and sprinkle of gems. Really stunning.. .dont mind me.. just staring a while longer! Swoon!

  9. I LOVE this card and I LOVE the pastel colors you’ve used. I am going to try your how-to for the background of the card, I love tutorials! AND I love this poinsettia stamp!

  10. Avatar Alene Lopau
    Alene Lopau says:

    This is from the heart, your thoughtful artistic use of the Serendipity Stamp line is in my opinion, the best offering on the blog hop. The clear color and design without being over done is Amazing!!!!!!!

  11. Your cards never fail to amaze and inspire. This card is so pretty; the color choices are soft and so well matched. I really like the way you’ve popped the die cut against its shadow. Just lovely!

  12. Avatar Donna Whitten
    Donna Whitten says:

    Beautiful card! You managed to make it look like Christmas even with the nontraditional colors!

  13. With a great background, soft colors and lots of dimension, you have created a very pretty card, Julie.

  14. Avatar Teresa Godines
    Teresa Godines says:

    Love the non-traditional colors. Beautiful!!!

  15. Amazing card! Love the background you created and the non-traditional Christmas colors!

  16. Avatar Gilda (mcstamper)
    Gilda (mcstamper) says:

    Julie, I am absolutely in awe of your talent. Such a beautiful card. I wish I had the talent to reprodece it – I will definitely try. Btw, the colors are my favs.

  17. Avatar Jean Bullock
    Jean Bullock says:

    Exquisite job. Great coloring and fussy cutting.

  18. What a wonderful and awesome color combo….Your card turned out really nice.
    Well done

  19. Gorgeous colors!

  20. Interesting color choice. Love the card.

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  21. Really pretty cards! I love the colors and the beautiful lay-out!

  22. Avatar Denise Bryant
    Denise Bryant says:

    Gorgeous card! I love the beautiful color combo you used and pretty background technique! Awesome poinsettia stamp!

  23. Nice background.

  24. Avatar Christine Kiehl
    Christine Kiehl says:

    Love the card! Love how you used the cut JOY! Great new product release! Thank you for sharing!

  25. Drooling!! GORGEOUS!! Love these colors and fabulous coloring… as always!!