Welcome to part 2 of the July Challenge for Serendipity Stamps! This month the challenge is Monochrome..pick one color & use it. You can get all the details over on the Serendipity Challenge Blog. We have something new…a “Stamp of the Month”. Each month a different image will be 50% off. This month- it’s the Winter Doe. Get a Craft Pick free with your $25 order (while supplies last) & be sure to check out the great deals on the Clearance Stamps. And as always, we have a have a gift certificate up for grabs to a random player.
The color I went with for my monochrome card is red. I thought it would stand out well against all the white space. I had two partial sheets, one w/ a faint woodgrain pattern, the other w/ tiny white stars so the layout evolved around these pieces. The USA map was stamped on a white pierced panel & I had to tilt it a bit & move HI & AK a bit to fit around the greeting. The die cut Concho (from the Bandana die) was added in the corner along with a punched state of TX & little heart. I have several sizes of TX punches/dies & I chose it because I’m a TX native, it’s in the middle & the shape is easily recognizable. 😀 And I love the concho..it reminds me of the Texas Ranger badge & a couple of my ancestors were TX Rangers. But this map would work great with any state you want to highlight.
Here’s a look at the inside using the last bits of leftover paper.
|Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – US Map, Sending Smiles
|Paper: Neenah white, dp (Basic Grey – Life of the Party)|
|Ink: Versafine onyx|
|Accessories: Serendipity Howdy & Bandana dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, pierced rectangle dies, Texas punches (Punch Bunch, EK Success), heart punch (Recollections), woodgrain embossing folder (Paper Studio)|
I needed a card for a friend who’s not been feeling well, and normally I wouldn’t make this cute little piglet so pink, but since it’s monochromatic, I needed him to go with the paper. This is also for SweetMissDaisy’s Dare to Get Dirty Challenge. The details are HERE, but you’ll need to be a Fan Club member…it’s easy, just click to find out how.
For the Piggy, I used my Misti to stamp her with Memento, colored with Copics, then over stamped using Versafine. Love how it really brings out the details! I did move the little flowers from the image in order to make way for the Out of Snorts greeting. I added a couple of die cut frames around her then stamped the flower on both papers and fussy cut.
Here’s a look at the inside & also the Copics I used.
|Stamps: Serendipity Stamps –Piggy, Out of Snorts, Tiny Flower, Thinking of You (inside)
|Paper: Neenah white, X-Press It white, dp (Basic Grey – Green at Heart)|
|Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx (Distress ink -worn lipstick on inside)|
|Accessories: Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, pierced rectangle dies, butterfly punch (Martha Stewart), Misti, stickles|
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