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.
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 challenge HERE.
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.
|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.
Julie Warner (you are here!)
Thanks so much for stopping by!