Friday, September 12, 2014

Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop!!


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

Today is all about 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. My sweet friend Marybeth and fellow DT member made this card a while back and the gold embossing with fall colors "stuck in my mind" when I worked on these cards!!

For this card I played with Leaf Pops and Leaf Pops Dies. IN LOVE!!! The leaves were die cut, heat embossed with gold after stamping with versamark and colored with Derwent Inktense pencils. This was my first try at coloring with pencils... need a little more practice :) The sentiment,  Autumn was colored with complimentary markers and stamped onto a white panel. 

For this card I used one image from Leaf Pops Negative, stamped with versamark and heat embossed with gold. Then using Distress Inks ( fired brick and rusty hinge) I sponged the whole card. The added texture is from using TH watercolor cardstock. Serendipity's Thinking Of You sentiment was heat embossed with gold onto a piece of vellum... wanted that background to shine :)

I have to say I used just a couple images and one die from these... you need to check out the links... there is so many ways the images/dies can be used!!

OH... there are always prizes!! One random commenter will receive a $20 gift certificate off your next order.  You have until midnight US EST 9-14 (Sunday)  to leave a comment.  The winner will be posted on Mary's blog on .Monday, Sept 15.

For a second way to win, LIKE us and SHARE on Facebook.  Here's a link to the SS Facebook Page.  
The next stop on the hop is Jeanne... enjoy!!

 Here's the full link list

Thanks for stopping by!! Love when you do and appreciate all the kind words!!

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24 comments:

Marybeth said...

Both are stunning Vickie! Love the bow on your beautiful fall leaves! Thanks for the sweet shout out :)
Love the gold and background of your second card... very nice work my friend!

Mona Pendleton said...

Both cards are gorgeous Vickie! Love the beautiful fall foliage!

Holly's Hobbies said...

Very pretty Vickie!

zehra said...

Lovely cards, like the gold embossing

Jeanne J said...

Wow wow wow! ALl that yummy gold embossing and that bow??? Total eye candy Vickie!

marylouh said...

Love the gold leaves on the orange. The first card is so pretty too.
thanks for sharing two great cards.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Very pretty. Love the gold leaves on that colorful background. TFS

jcobb said...

Smitten is the right word! Love these!!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Wow...such beautiful fall cards. Love the various colors in your leaves on your white background, and your embossed gold leaves are so striking on the lovely orange! Truly fantastic!

Yvonne W said...

Like the colors and the embossed gold leaves. Nice.

Kathy Krug said...

The pretty green bow just ties the whole card together.

Kathyp said...

Beautiful cards. I especially like the gold ebossed leaves on the sponged background. Very nice.

Saundra A. said...

both cards are very inspiring

Carolyn said...

Just beautiful fall cards.

Marisa said...

Love the texture on the BG panel with the fabulous leaves!! Well done colouring them too.

craftymom205 said...

Love the cards.

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Kim Heggins said...

Both of your cards are so beautiful. I love the way you colored your leaves, just perfect for this time of year.

artful-notions said...

Beautiful. Love the bright fall colors!

ionabunny said...

Oh my, two gorgeous cards. Love the simple embossed bg on the first. The leaves are just fantastic. Then that embossed negative leaf makes such a stunning bg. Fab and hugz

JD/ Jill said...

Both cards are so nicely done! but my first thought when I saw the first one was...OH! My Goodness! That is so sweet!"

Jean Bullock said...

Gorgeous cards. The first card is so pretty with the bow and die cut leaves. The embossed background panel is wonderful. The second card is just as gorgeous. I love the colored background inking you did and the gold embossed leaves. It has a beautiful oriental feel to it. Well done.

Renee's ramblings said...

You may think you need more practice with the Inktense pencils, Vickie, but I am amazed at how gorgeous your leaves are on the first card! The blending of the Distress inks for the second card is great! LOVE 'em both!

Yvonne said...

love the gold!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Both of these are beautiful, Vickie! Love the texture and leaf colors on your first and the gold embossing is lovely on your second.