Friday, August 29, 2014

Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop!!

Happy, Happy Friday!! Welcome to the first of a few Serendipity Stamps Blog Hops featuring some of the new stamps and dies available now at Serendipity Stamps. These stamps and dies are available now for purchase... the DT are hopping today to provide a little inspiration.

Today we are focusing on Halloween/Fall.

You should have arrived here from Miriam's blog but, if you happened along or got lost along the way, go to Mary's blog to start the hop or see the link list below.

I have a couple cards for you today using the new goodies.


Fun Halloween card... Halloween is just around the corner!! For this card I stamped the Kitty and Jack image with Memento Tuxedo Black onto XPress It blending cardstock and colored with copics. Added some stars with a SSS Falling stars stencil and Wendy Vechhi Black Modeling Paste. The pumpkin receive a thick layer of SU crystal effect for a little shine.After that was mounted and layered I added the new "Boo!" die.

I finished off the inside by layering some panels with designer paper and the Don't Be a Fraidy Cat sentiment.
My second card uses some fall stamps and dies..

The SU early espresso background was stamped "tone on tone" with SU early espresso ink using the Wood Background stamp and heat embossed with clear. Love all the detail in this background stamp. The leaves were die cut using Oak Leaf Scroll die and Oak Leaf Outline and Acorn die. I die cut them in contrasting colors- Oak Leaf Scroll with the bottom layer the Oak Leaf Outline die. Left some "scrolls" in place and removed some for a little contrast between the two dies.

 Finished off the inside by layering papers in coordinating colors and a sentiment from the Acorns Cling Set- the Autumn Leaves sentiment is also from this set. They can also be purchased individually.

AND as always... with a HOP there are prizes... You have until Sept. 1 to leave a comment on the DT blogs to win a $20 gift code off your next order.  Mary will announce the winner on the Serendipity Stamps blog on Sept 2nd. 
There's another chance to win... Like Serendipity Stamps and Share on facebook... there's another $20 GC for one lucky winner.

We are also thrilled to have Kecia Waters joining us again as a Guest Designer. So glad you joined us!!

The hop list: 
Thanks for stopping by!! Love when you do and appreciate all the kind words!!

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17 comments:

craftymom205 said...

Great cards.

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artful-notions said...

He Vicki! Love your sweet card images. And the way you used the boo popped up on the twine! Your colors are fabulous on the 2nd card! And insides as beautiful as outsides. Lovely!

Jeanne J said...

Kitty is super cute with the stencil background but I'm smitten with the leaves. I like how you left some pieces in and some out. It made me look twice!!

Sue D. said...

I really like the look that the embossing makes on the wood grain. I never would have thought of leaving some of the pieces in place on the die cuts. Very clever.

Marisa said...

Gorgeous fall card!! Love the color combo and that embossed bg is perfect! Great leaves and love how you punched out a few of the cuts.

marylouh said...

The cards are so pretty and the insides are great too. Love the wood background on the leaves card.
thanks for sharing.

Marybeth said...

Love your “boo” on the twine and the stars on your spooky card! Love that background stamp on the second card.

Lura said...

Your cards are great - I am enamored of the insides as well - mine are always so plain. You have a great eye for making the inside match the outside so well.

Sue D said...

wonderful cards. My fave is the Autumn Leaves one.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Stunning cards. TFS

Karen Amidon said...

Kitty and Jack seems to be a favorite, yours is too cute and love the way you used the "boo" die! Autumn Leaves is beautiful, such peaceful colors together.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are wonderful, Vickie! Love your highlighted Kitty & Jack card w/ only the select areas colors & your second makes me wish fall was already here!

Elena C said...

I love your treatment of this stamp...cute! especially the stars...nice touch! I wish I could see that pumpkin in real life...I love the addition of paste on cards.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Ohhh love that mint with the brown! Beautiful!

Lori Kobular said...

Both of your cards are perfect, but I am really loving the Autum leaves, they stand out so pretty!

Kecia said...

Loving the ribbon treatment on both cards, especially how you integrated the "boo" die into the first card. Lovely creations, indeed.

JD/ Jill said...

Both cards are so nicely done! I especially like your Autumn card! Just lovely!