Serendipity Stamps July Blog Hop!

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Welcome to the Serendipity July Blog HopWe are showing off some lovely new 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.
The Prize – One $20 gift code will go to one random commenter from the blogs.  So be sure  to visit all the blogs because you don’t know which one the winner will be drawn from. You have through July 5th to leave your comments & Mary will announce the winner on her blog on July 6th. Special:  Free shipping on all US orders of $15 or more Contental US only. 
 We have something new…a “Stamp of the Month”. Each month a different image will be 50% off. This month- it’s the Winter Doe. Be sure to check out the great deals on the Clearance Stamps sale stamps!


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As a native Texan, I really love this sweet little Cowgirl! Seriously, I want to go put my boots on right now…just need to decide which pair, lol! She is a joy to color and to give her a little something special, I did what I call an “into the window” treatment. A little like out of the box, but it goes the other direction. After stamping & coloring her with Copics, I die cut it first using the larger die, then used a craft knife to cut around the top and sides in order to slip the lower left corner of the smaller die under her.
Below,  you can see that the image was cut on the lines just enough to slip the die under.

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Below, after die cutting I put the larger die back in place and embossed them both. 
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And below is how it looks finished…all ready to attach.
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These are the Copics I used to color her.

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I used a leftover frame I colored w/ Copics and a die cut circle w/ the star concho from the Bandana die.
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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Cowgirl, Sending Smiles (inside)
Paper: X-Press It white, dp (SEI)
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx (to overstamp image after coloring)
Accessories:  Serendipity Howdy & Bandana dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, circles dies,  Copic markers, MISTI

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My next card has the wonderful Bandana & Poker Chip dies along with the fun new greeting.

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After die cutting all the pieces, I stamped and colored the greeting and attached them to an embossed background. The poker chips took a little patience to paper piece all those little parts. These are the Copics I used for the greeting.

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The inside is just a simple frame I colored to match along with an extra concho from the Bandana die.
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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – When the Chips are Down Horizontal, Thinking of You (inside)
Paper: Neenah white, black, sparkle fleck red, sparkle fleck gray
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx (to overstamp image after coloring)
Accessories:  Serendipity Poker Chip & Bandana dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, romantic rectangles 2, long rectangle dies,  Copic markers, MISTI, embossing folder (Lifestyle -chevron set)

Now I’ll send you on to Karen’s Blog..I know she’l have something wonderful to share!

Here is the list in case you get lost:

 Thanks so much for stopping by!
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17 Responses to Serendipity Stamps July Blog Hop!

  1. Avatar Cathy R
    Cathy R says:

    2 gorgeous cards, I love how you diecut around the little cow girl and she is so beautifully coloured, Cathy x

  2. This cowgirl is the cutest card I’ve ever seen! I just love the amazing coloring technique and the great color combinations! Really fun card!

  3. cute cowgirl !

  4. Avatar Kathy Krug
    Kathy Krug says:

    Love that cute cowgirl and rope sentiment. Great card.

  5. Avatar Renee Drew
    Renee Drew says:

    Such cute cards, Julie! Incredible details, especially on the poker chips. Great job on them both, and TFS.

  6. Great card inspiration! Love the two toned Howdy 🙂

  7. Avatar Gilda (McStamper)
    Gilda (McStamper) says:

    What darling cards. Your coloring is amazing.

  8. Avatar Kim Heggins
    Kim Heggins says:

    WOW…love your cards and thanks for sharing how you made one too, simply fabulous!

  9. Avatar Donna Dacy
    Donna Dacy says:

    Love the cut out of the little cowgirl image. And your coloring is amazing. Your second card is a great masculine card…love the way you did the poker chips. Great designs…..thanks for sharing.

  10. Avatar Donna Whitten
    Donna Whitten says:

    Love your western cards! Thanks for the tutorial, gotta try it.

  11. Love your idea of a frame around the cowgirl and the ombre look of the Howdy die.

  12. Avatar Amy Marshall
    Amy Marshall says:

    Gorgeous cards. Love the frame with the cowgirl.

  13. The cowgirl card is so adorable, and beautifully colored really like the technique you used….thanks for showing how you did it.

    Your second card is very creative too. I really like the new sentiment that is another one to add to my wish list.

  14. Avatar Mary Holshouser
    Mary Holshouser says:

    the little cowgirl is darling. Love the sentiment on the inside – really fits her looking off into the distance.
    the second card is fun – love to play the slots and this card fits me to a T.
    thanks for sharing.

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

    Fabulous projects. I love your first card. Great coloring and star background. TFS

  16. Julie these are absoultly amazing! I can’t get over how creative your frame is! Your coloring is amazing and your second card is just as wonderful!

  17. I am still totally in love with the cowgirl card Julie. Now that I see all the cool details of how you put it together, I love it even more. Hugz