Serendipity April Blog Hop!

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Welcome to the April Blog Hop for Serendipity Stamps! 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 April 24 to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win. Mary will  announce a winner on April 25. Each month a different image is 50% off. This month- it’s the Adirondack Chair.
. The special is free shipping on all US orders $20 and up  – good Wed through Sunday 4/20 – 4/24. Be sure to check out the great deals on the Clearance Stamps!   On the third Wednesday of every month., we’ll be celebrating with a Blog Hop!  For another chance to win,  be sure to play along with our monthly challenge. You can get all the details on the challengHERE.
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For my card, I put the Adirondack Chair image in my Misti, stamped it w/ Memento, colored w/ Copic markers, overstamped w/ Versfine then sprinkled w/ detail black embossing powder & heat embossed it. I pretty much had to do it in this order to use the Copics w/ the heat embossing…Copics tend to “melt” the ep (& ruin your markers) if you try to use them after heat embossing..especially if you do a lot of blending. I die cut the gray frame using 2 sizes of the matting basics dies. For the dry embossed cherry tree, I arranged the image inside the embossing folder, then put one of the embossing frames on top to keep it from embossing the area over the chair. I sort of matched up the branch embossing on the gray frame & embossed it, as well. The stamped, colored & fussy cut geraniums on the side.

Here’s a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used. Adirondack Chair insdie 08983
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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps –Adirondack Chair, Sm. Geraniums, Thinking of You,  (inside – Sending Love)
Paper:  Staples white, X-Press It white, gray (Recollections)
Ink:   Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx (to over stamp), (inside-Distress inks mowed lawn & abandoned coral)
Accessories:  Copic markers, Misti, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, Decorative Labels 28 dies, N.Snellen embossing folder (Cherry Blossom), black detail embossing powder, pink Permapaque marker, white Prismacolor pencil, Darice embossing frames

Please be sure to comment on all the DT blogs. It will be much appreciated & will also increase your chances of winning! Now I’ll send you on to Karen’s Blog. Here’s the order in case you get lost.

Mary’s Blog

Marybeth Lopez

Miriam Napier

Vickie Zimmer

Jeanne Jachna

Jenny Gropp

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Karen Amidon

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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19 Responses to Serendipity April Blog Hop!

  1. Wow again! Love the dry embossing and gorgeous coloring on your card! The flowers to the side of the frame are so pretty!

  2. Avatar Mary Holshouser
    Mary Holshouser says:

    Beautiful scene.
    Love the embossing on the side.
    the chair and the flowers are
    colored so nicely.
    I’d be thrilled to receive this card.
    thanks for sharing.

  3. Oh wow!! you colored your first card perfectly!! I love how your embossing includes the outside and the inside!! Brilliant and your second card is so pretty! perfect choices of colors! whoever gets this card will FEEL! loved : )


  4. Gorgeous colouring on your chair! You’ve created a scene that has me wanting to bring out my favourite book and sit a spell, enjoying the fresh air, the breeze, the pretty surroundings…

  5. Avatar Teresa Godines
    Teresa Godines says:

    Stunning cards. I love how you did the embossing on the first on. TFS

  6. Oh I love this card! So beautiful and calming. And thanks for the tip about Copics and embossing!

  7. Beautiful card inside and out. I like the coloring and the embossing.

  8. This is SO PRETTY! I love the way the branches come over the chair, which has some amazing color in it!
    Take Care!

  9. Avatar Kim Heggins
    Kim Heggins says:

    So pretty! Love that chair.

  10. Avatar karenladd
    karenladd says:

    Your coloring of the adirondack chair scene is so beautiful! Love that relaxing image.

  11. Avatar Talitha Wright
    Talitha Wright says:

    Love the card. The coloring makes it really special.

  12. Avatar Christie Anderson
    Christie Anderson says:

    Love Love Love this card. The embossing folder just really makes it.
    Love the colors and bright cheerfulness of it.

  13. beautiful card! great colors and embossing!

  14. Avatar karenajo
    karenajo says:

    Spectacular card – so very pretty inside and out !!!

  15. Your card with the chair is amazing.. I love the embossing folder being used as part of the scene.. beautiful.

  16. Avatar Carla Hundley
    Carla Hundley says:

    Oh my this card is
    gorgeous! Love the
    embossed branch.
    Carla from Utah

  17. Avatar Sandra L.
    Sandra L. says:

    Love your card especially the chair. The technique you used to get the end results is fantastic. Love the embossing folder.

  18. Avatar Denise Bryant
    Denise Bryant says:

    Love that beautiful Adirondack Chair! Gorgeous card with such pretty coloring!

  19. Such a lovely card! Thanks for detailing your technique. I did not know that abt Copics and EP. Yikes. I don’t have Copics, but I have other alcohol markers that I am guessing would do the same thing.
    <3 J

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