Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop!!

Welcome, Welcome to May- well, it's not May Day (May 1st) but, close enough- everyone should start to be feeling a bit of spring by now (I hope anywho!!)

It's time for the Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop! We're changing it up this year- there will be two hops each month as usual and there will be opportunities to win $ to purchase Serendipity Stamps. The design team will be showing you the latest products and offering a chance for you to win some goodies from Serendipity Stamps.

You should have arrived here from Julie's blog but, if you got lost along the way I have a full list below.  

So, first I have to say this didn't quite turn out like I envisioned but, that happens sometimes :-) Love this Floral Cuts Background die!!! I die cut with white cardstock and then, randomly added some sponged color with inks over the different flowers- it was a bit too "stark" so I sprayed with water several times- dabbing off ink in between sprays. Then, I "pulled up" some of the petals to add a little dimension- adding enamel dots in the centers to draw attention to the individual flowers.  

I added a contrasting colored paper background so it would "peek through" underneath the petals. Next time, I might try using a rainbow gradient in softer colors. Love how you this die covers the whole background and at the same time you can add some dimension by lifting the petal parts.

For this card, I stamped the Roller Coaster image from the Roller Coaster cling set in memento tuxedo black and colored with copics. Added a stitched frame, popped up with foam, and the sentiment from the same set. Notice how the sentiment is a little "off"--- well, that fits!! The other sentiment in the set is wonderful too... Soar Through the Peaks and Hold Hands Through the Dips!!

Looking for some awesome inspiration?   

AND... there are always prizes. One random comment along the hop will receive a $20 gift code to the Serendipity Stamps store. You have from today until Sunday to leave your comments. Mary will announce the winner on the Serendipity Stamps blog on Monday!!

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



Birgit said...

Two great cards! I love the soft colors on the first card and the second card is just too fun!!

Mary Dew Lee said...

Love how you pulled up some of the flower petals for a dimensional aspect! So clever! And so love the roller coaster card with your bright carnival colors!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Nothing seems to turn out how I envision. I think your floral card is so pretty. Love how you sponged in the color of the flowers. As for the roller coaster. I just love this image and your colored it wonderfully. Thanks for the inspiration

Mary Holshouser said...

Even though the card might not have turned out
how you envisioned it - it is a pretty card.
That happens to me a lot and it always works
out in the end.
Love the roller coaster.
thanks for sharing some great cards.

lynda said...

Love that awesome background you created on the flower card, and the way you curved the petals for dimension. The roller coaster is so colorful and vibrant. Lovely cards.

Talitha Wright said...

Two great cards! Thanks for the inspiration.

Alice said...

Two special cards! I like the way you used the floral die, and the roller coaster set is definitely on my list!

clavell said...

Loving the clever and fun card designs!

Michele K. Henderson said...

These are both so creative for very different reasons! Each is stunning!

LeeAnn Sutherland said...

Love the 3-d look

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful cards that you made using these products. Thanks for sharing!

Denise Bryant said...

Love the floral die you used and the fun roller coaster! Great cards!

cghundley said...

Cute roller-coaster
card and love your
flower card! So
Carla from Utah

Patti said...

These cards are so pretty!! I just love how you colored the Floral Cuts Background die!! and your sweet Roller Coaster card makes me remember days gone by!! and future summer fun! : )


Sue LD said...

I like the dimension and muted colors on the floral card and the bright colors on the roller coaster card.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are wonderful, Vickie! Love how you did the flower bg & your roller coaster is so fun.

Talitha Wright said...

Two wonderful cards. Thanks.

McStamper said...

Love your pretty Spring card. The roller coaster card is great. Fantastic coloring.

cghundley said...

Love the gorgeous
background die! The
second card is so
pretty and fun!
Carla from Utah

Laurie said...

Great cards! Love the roller coaster one! Very cute!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the flowers. Having some
of the petals popped up makes
a more interesting card.
The colors are great.
I look at the roller coaster
and cringe - I'm not a fan -
but it is a fun stamp.
thanks for sharing.

Ann Catherine Wong said...

Pretty color combination.

Renee's ramblings said...

Your cards are both wonderful. Love the way you colored the flowers on the die, and he texture of the popped-up petals!

Sarah Ashley Posch said...

Now that is really Neat-o!

Cynthia said...

"Just roll with it" is a card we could all use once in a while!