Serendipity October Blog Hop!

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Welcome to the Serendipity October Blog HopWe are showing off some fabulous 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.
10-2-15 Blog Hop Badge copy 

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 Sunday October 4 to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win a $20 Gift Certificate to SS.  Mary will  announced a winner on Monday Oct 5. Special:  40% off the highest priced item in your cart when you use Code  “40fromhigh1015”.  Offer good Friday Oct 2 – Sunday Oct 4th.  We have something new…a “Stamp of the Month”. Each month a different image will be 50% off. This month- it’s the Wheel in SnowBe sure to check out the great deals on the Clearance Stamps!
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For my first card, I put this super cute little witch from the Halloween Pops set into my Misti, stamped her with Memento & colored her with Copics. To add a little interest, I used the blender to add polka dots to her dress. Then I over stamped the image with Versafine (this really brings out the details!) & die cut with a stitched rectangle. I had to do a little out of the box treatment to keep from cutting off her hat & broom & I also trimmed the edges a little closer. The moon & top of the cauldron were stamped with white ink onto the black c/s & the dp strips are all from the same sheet…I just used a few areas of it. I added some orange stickles to her belt & hat band & crystal stickles to the moon.

Here’s a look at the inside, using leftover strips & below it are the Copics I used.
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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Halloween Pops set, Happy Halloween
Paper: X-Press It white, black, dp (Recollections – Midnight Magic)
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx (to overstamp image after coloring)
Accessories:  Serendipity Creepy Wreath die (inside), Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, MISTI, Copic markers, stickles, stitched rectangle dies, fishtail flag dies

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For this card, I used the fun new Hocus Pocus image. Usually, I color first then see if I have paper to match, but I picked the paper first on this one so I could use Copics to go with it. I love open areas on words…it gives me a lot of opportunity to change the colors to suit. 
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After stamping, coloring & over stamping, I die cut it..but I had to do a little resizing (pls click link for explanation) to make it fit, so the panel is now much longer than the actual die. It’s backed w/ a vanilla rectangle layer & I added some of the die cut Creepy Wreath on top & bottom. A few bats & a cat from the wreath set were also added.
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You can probably see it better in the pic above..I added some Wink of Stella to the colored areas. I wanted a little sparkle but I didn’t want to cover all the coloring. Here’s a look at the inside & also the Copics I used.
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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Hocus Pocus -(Wicked Good Day – inside)
Paper: X-Press It white, ivory, black, dp (Jillibean Soup – Witches Brew)
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx (to overstamp image after coloring)
Accessories:  Serendipity Creepy Wreath die (inside), Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, MISTI, Copic markers, Wink of Stella

Now I’ll send you on to Karen’s blog..I’m sure she’ll have something fabulous to show you!

Please be sure to visit all of the DT Blogs to increase your chance of winning! Here’s the order in case you get lost.

20 Responses to Serendipity October Blog Hop!

  1. I love both of these cards but the first one is my favourite of the hop so far! There are so many great cards to choose from but I really love the layout and colouring on your one.
    Hop…. Hop

  2. Avatar Donna Dacy
    Donna Dacy says:

    Your design on these cards is wonderful. I love the witch scene card. Your coloring is perfect. And I love the branches around the main part of the Hocus Pocus card. And the inside of your cards are as beautiful as the outside. Excellent job! TFS….great blog hop and release.

  3. Hi Julie! What a wonderful scene you created! I love all the details and, your Hocus Pocus with the wreath die accents! Wonderful coloring too – so hard to get opposite colors blended – you did this perfectly!

  4. Avatar McStamper Gilda)
    McStamper Gilda) says:

    Your cards are fantastic. Wonderful coloring. Love all the elements you used.

  5. Avatar Donna Whitten
    Donna Whitten says:

    Your cards are awesome, love the bright colors!

  6. You never fail to make the most incredible cards! I adore the little witch with her broom and cauldron. Stamping the moon in white on black and adding the Stickles is a great touch that really takes it to a higher level! Your coloring is always terrific, and I really like how you did the letters on the second card. Using the wreath pieces was a great idea.

  7. Avatar Edna Burgess
    Edna Burgess says:

    All bright and good cards, but the little girl witch is my favorite. Love that stamp. Edna Burgess

  8. Avatar Mary Holshouser
    Mary Holshouser says:

    the little witch is so sweet.
    Love how you colored the second card.
    Very pretty.
    thanks for sharing.

  9. I Love your cards!! Cutest witch ever! The cauldron looks great cut out and popped up and that glittery moon!!! Love the spooky branches you added to the edges of the hocus pocus sentiment panel!

  10. I really love your cards! Very nicely colored

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

    that witch is super cute. Love how you layered your paper. The sentiment card is awesome with all of those bold colors. Very pretty. TFS

  12. Avatar Brenda in IN
    Brenda in IN says:

    Wow, these are great cards. I love all the detail on the first one and the coloring is wonderful on Hocus Pocus. I love that creepy wreath.

  13. Avatar Teresa Currie
    Teresa Currie says:

    Love the new release and your Halloween Colic coloring is to “dye” for!!

  14. Your color combinations are wonderful and you always have such fun details. Love them both, Julie!

  15. Avatar Denise Bryant
    Denise Bryant says:

    Fabulous cards! Love your beautiful coloring and layering on each one! The Creepy Wreath adds a great look! Love it!

  16. Beautiful coloring and cards!

  17. Wow! I love the fabulous colors in your card! So much color and fun!
    Take care!

  18. Oh how adorable. I had to pin these. I don’t know why I didn’t think to Pin cards more often as yours are always a hit on my list.

  19. Cute and colorful cards. I like the sparkle too.

  20. The sparkles are a great touch, but I especially love your colorful lettering!