Serendipity December Blog Hop!

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Welcome to the Serendipity December Blog HopWe are showing off some fabulous new Christmas 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.
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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 December 6 to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win. Mary will  announce a winner on Monday Dec 7. Special: is 
40% off the highest priced item in the cart. This will be the last sale of the year!  coupon code is “40fromhigh1215” .  We have something new…a “Stamp of the Month”. Each month a different image will be 50% ff. This month- it’s the Large Cupcake.  Be sure to check out the great deals on the Clearance Stamps!

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For my Christmas card, I started with a background I made on water color paper. I used some Distress Ink pads, smooshed them onto a kraft sheet, spritzed w/ a little water, then pressed the water color paper to it. I did one color at a time & dried it w/ a heat gun, then did the next color. This keeps the colors from running together & becoming muddy. When I finished, I die cut the layers & added the grape card stock in between.  The angel, greeting & very narrow layer around the center panel were die cut out of white glitter card stock. I also die cut another 2 angels & 1 greeting out of a darker purple to shadow them.

On the inside, I stamped the And the Angel Said, die cut it, then edged it w/ a purple Permapaque marker. I went over the edging & a little more w/ a Wink of Stella. I discovered the Wink of Stella made a little of the purple run so I used it to drag a little purple in toward the greeting. I also used it to add a little color to the white angel die cut.
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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – (inside – And the Angel Said
Paper: water color, grape, dk purple, white glitter (DCWV matstack)
Ink:  Distress Inks in dusty concord, shaded lilac,  tumbled glass, mermaid lagoon, ( Versafine sepia- inside)
Accessories:  Serendipity Angel, Season’s Greetings  dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, purple Permapaque marker, 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.

15 Responses to Serendipity December Blog Hop!

  1. Such a beautiful way to layer this angel ,Julie! Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving!

  2. Beautiful and festive creation, love the Angle’s die with wonderful sentiment inside!

  3. I love the watercolor background and I am going to have to drying my paper between each color! I love the grape and the white together, that angel is just gorgeous! I already ordered mine! Can’t wait to get it!

  4. pretty celestial colors!

  5. Beautiful card! Great color combination too!
    Take care!

  6. Love the card.

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  7. Gorgeous card. Love the colours nd your layered angel. Hugz

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

    Beautiful. Love the layering.

  9. I don’t know how you do it – your cards are all so complex and you never seem to be at a loss for the next showstopper!

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

    Love your use of watercolor in this project. Beautifully done. TFS

  11. Lovely card! Your background is beautiful and the angel die is stunning!

  12. A breath-taken-away showcase of the new, lovely angel! Your card is rich with such pretty details…WOW!

  13. Avatar Kim Heggins
    Kim Heggins says:

    Gorgeous angel!!! Just beautiful.

  14. Avatar Denise Bryant
    Denise Bryant says:

    Awesome colors and layering! Beautiful card!

  15. Lovely! The die shadows really make everything stand out.