Welcome to the Serendipity May Blog Hop! We are showing off some beautiful new dies & images! If you arrived here from Jenny’s Blog , you are in the right place..if not, you may want to head over there first.
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Are you ready for summer & summer vacations? If this cute camper doesn’t get you in the mood I don’t know what will. I know they are usually a silver color, but it’s my camper & I wanted some bright colors. After coloring it with Copics, I fussy cut around the top because I already knew I wanted it to sit on top of a frame with the US map inside a window. Then I had to make a background for my map. I’ve done a different version of Bokeh before, but for this one, I started by sponging on the colors, then used circle masks, a pencil eraser & a Q-tip with white pigment ink to make the Bokeh circles. Here’s a look at the background before I stamped the map.
I also added a few darker spots w/ the eraser and the same ink pads just for a little contrast. Then I stamped the map & added the frame with the greeting stamped on the right. The die cut Enjoy was added in the left corner.These are the Copics I used for the camper.
|Stamps: Serendipity Stamps –Camper, US Map, Home is Where You Park It
|Paper: Neenah white, X-Press It white, small piece of black (for backing on Enjoy die)
|Ink: Versafine onyx, Memento tuxedo black, Kaleidacolor melon melody & riviera pads, Colorbox frost white pigment
|Accessories: Serendipity Enjoy die, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, stitched rectangle dies, black Candi dot
My next card was almost entirely paper piecing. I’ve had this big pad of fun summertime papers for a while & they are a little cartoonish but so colorful. I thought it would be fun with this fun new Hammock image.
I die cut the paper with a stitched rectangle die utilizing the cute sun & clouds already on the paper. A stitched hill die was used to cut the bottom part of the paper and add it on top (it’s a 12 x 12 pad). The hammock image was pieced using a couple of different areas & papers from the same collection. I did have to rearrange the greeting a bit in order to fit it around the hammock & I added the Relax die cut on top.Copics were used to color the tree, sky and stripes of the hammock & these are the colors I used.
On the inside, I used some of the left over papers.
|Stamps: Serendipity Stamps –Hammock, Rest Relax , Happy BirthdayII (inside)
|Paper: X-Press It white, dp (
|Ink: Versafine onyx, Memento tuxedo black
|Accessories: Serendipity Relax die,stitched rectangle dies, stitched hill dies, Copic markers
Now I’ll send you on to Karen’s Blog. I know she’ll have something wonderful to show you! Here’s the hop list, in case you get lost:
- Mary’s Blog
- Jeanne Jachna
- Jenny Gropp
- Julie Warner (you are here!)
- Karen Amidon
- Marybeth Lopez
- Miriam Napier
- Vickie Zimmer