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Welcome to the Aug #1 Blog Hop for Serendipity Stamps

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 Aug 5 to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win. Mary will announce a winner on Aug 6 on her Blog. On the first & third Wednesdays of every month, we’ll be celebrating with a Blog Hop! The Special this month is the Sweet Gum  stamp & Sympathy die – 50% off! 

For my clean & simple card, I made a water color background using Distress reinkers, on some lightweight watercolor paper. There wasn’t a science to it..I just floated in some fall colors & let them mingle & run until I was happy w/ it then I used a heat tool to dry it & stop the colors from running any more. I put it into my Misti and stamped the Sweet Gum branch randomly. Originally, I was going to fussy cut some of the branches to use, but I decided I liked it just as is. Since the paper was fairly lightweight, I glued it to a piece of 110# card stock then die cut it.  The greeting was stamped & I attached it to the card.

Here’s a look at the inside.

Please be sure to comment on all the is much appreciated & also increases your chances of winning! 

Mary’s Blog

Beth Chiu 

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Miriam Napier

Marybeth Lopez

Vickie Zimmer 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps –Sweet GumOne Falling Leaf  (inside:  All Those Golden )
Paper:  Staples 110# white, water color
Ink:  Versafine Clair nocturne
Accessories:   Misti, Rubbernecker Rectangle Stitch dies, Distress reinkers


16 Responses to “Serendipity Aug Blog Hop #1!”

  • Love the use of the Distressed inks. Looks very fallish. Fits the stamps perfectly.

  • Michele K. Henderson:

    I love your pretty watercolor card, Julie! It really feels like that wonderful time when summer begins to turn into the short days of Autumn! Love this!

  • Colorado Crafter:

    Fabulous card!! I love the watercolor background!! I need to take time to play with my watercolors and try some backgrounds.

  • Michel Espey:

    Beautiful card.

  • Mary Lee:

    Love that single layer card Julie! Oh this makes me want fall so much! We have a sweetgum tree in our front yard – always a beautiful yellow! People ask if I hate the prickly balls but why??? I love everything about that tree as I do about your card.

  • Carla Hundley:

    How gorgeous your
    Fall card is! Love
    the inked background.
    Carla from Utah

  • I love your fabulous card – the background is so colourful!

  • Susan Viley:

    Beautiful card, good use of a quick color background.

  • Gilda (McStamper):

    Great design idea. Love the beautiful colors.

  • Denise Bryant:

    Gorgeous fall card! Love the pretty leaves and those beautiful colors!

  • Donna Whitten:

    Love your CAS card with all the beautiful fall colors in the background! Thanks for sharing.

  • Sue D:

    Love the fall colors–my favorite time of year.

  • Kris Budreau:

    Love the watercolor background! Fabulous fall card, the frame on the inside looks great too!

  • Mary Holshouser:

    Beautiful coloring.
    thanks for sharing

  • Pat:

    I love the all over pattern you have made with the Sweet Gum stamp Julie and the watercoloured background is so bright and pretty, and love the frame on the inside with the single leaf. x

  • Your watercolor background is a perfect background to stamp these pretty leaves on, Julie! I love how you’ve used the piece cut from the frame on the inside!

Your comments are so appreciated!