Serendipity SSCB#45 pt 2- Monochrome!

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Welcome to part 2 of the July Challenge for Serendipity StampsThis month the challenge is Monochrome..pick one color & use it. You can get all the details over on the Serendipity Challenge Blog.  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.  Get a Craft Pick free with your $25 order (while supplies last) & be sure to check out the great deals on the Clearance Stamps. And as always, we have a  have a gift certificate up for grabs to a random player.
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The color I went with for my monochrome card is red. I thought it would stand out well against all the white space. I had two partial sheets, one w/ a faint woodgrain pattern, the other w/ tiny white stars so the layout evolved around these pieces. The USA map was stamped on a white pierced panel & I had to tilt it a bit & move HI & AK a bit to fit around the greeting. The die cut Concho (from the Bandana die) was added in the corner along with a punched state of TX & little heart. I have several sizes of TX punches/dies & I chose it because I’m a TX native, it’s in the middle & the shape is easily recognizable. 😀 And I love the reminds me of the Texas Ranger badge & a couple of my ancestors were TX Rangers. But this map would work great with any state you want to highlight.
Here’s a look at the inside using the last bits of leftover paper.
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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – US Map, Sending Smiles 
Paper: Neenah white, dp (Basic Grey – Life of the Party)
Ink:  Versafine onyx
Accessories:  Serendipity Howdy & Bandana dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, pierced rectangle dies, Texas punches (Punch Bunch, EK Success), heart punch (Recollections), woodgrain embossing folder (Paper Studio)

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I needed a card for a friend who’s not been feeling well, and normally I wouldn’t make this cute little piglet so pink, but since it’s monochromatic, I needed him to go with the paper. This is also for SweetMissDaisy’s Dare to Get Dirty Challenge. The details are HERE, but you’ll need to be a Fan Club member…it’s easy, just click to find out how. 
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For the Piggy, I used my Misti to stamp her with Memento, colored with Copics, then over stamped using Versafine. Love how it really brings out the details! I did move the little flowers from the image in order to make way for the Out of Snorts greeting.  I added a couple of die cut frames around her then stamped the flower on both papers and fussy cut. 
Here’s a look at the inside & also the Copics I used.
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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps –Piggy, Out of Snorts, Tiny Flower, Thinking of You (inside)
Paper: Neenah white, X-Press It white,  dp (Basic Grey – Green at Heart)
Ink:   Memento tuxedo blackVersafine onyx (Distress ink -worn lipstick on inside)
Accessories:  Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, pierced rectangle dies,  butterfly punch (Martha Stewart), Misti, stickles

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2 Responses to Serendipity SSCB#45 pt 2- Monochrome!

  1. Julie your cards are always wonderful and amazing! Love the highlighted state on the map, what a neat card. Love the little piggy too!

  2. Oooh, I LOVE your Texas Card! Due to circumstances beyond my control, I don’t live there, but I have ALWAYS been a Texan at heart! 🙂 I’ve never seen a Texas punch, as you mentioned. Now I’ll be on a search to find some! Any places you know of that might have some???? Looks like Punch Bunch has gone out of business. I could not get to a website for them. 🙁 How sad! I have quite a few of their punches and always loved them. (cocrafter at gmail dot com)

    Always love your cards!!!!