Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop- March #1

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 Marybeth Lopez's blog but, if you got lost along the way I have a full list below. I have a couple of cards for you today.



I played with the Lilacs stamp for my first card (50% off stamp of the month). It was stamped onto PTI select white cardstock, colored with copics, and I added a little shimmer with a wink of Stella pen. The middle of the lilacs looks a little "washed out" but, actually it is from the shimmer- IRL it's pretty!! I stamped the butterfly twice- colored with copics- fussy cut- and layered with foam for a little dimension. Added the Hope die cut- three layers adhered and placed with foam. 


For my next card I used some of the new stamps from a new designer...

 the Friends Cling Stamp set


So, using Alcohol inks is a bit trendy now - and, you know- I had to try it out!! Thought this would be a fun set for my first venture!! After the alcohol inks dried I stamped the sentiment from Friends Cling Stamp set with stazon ink. I'm sure there are more sophisticated ways to use the ink but, I am experimenting at this point. You have to use Yupo paper or something similar- drop the ink on and it spreads out. You can mix the inks and use alcohol blending solution to "spread" the ink out even more. 



Used another sentiment from the set for the inside along with some of the "sketchy" hearts in complimentary colors. 

Looking for some awesome inspiration?   

Welcome to Bonnie Klass who is joining us as a Guest Desginer today- thrilled to have you playing along!!


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!!

Have a great day... hugs, Vickie!!

16 comments:

Cynthia said...

Shimmering lilacs, yes that would be pretty!

Kim Heggins said...

So beautiful...love your sweet cards!

Bonnie said...

Thank you for the warm welcome, Vickie! I love your lilacs and I'll bet that shimmer makes it even prettier IRL! And your alcohol ink background is so perfect with the wreath and friend sentiment!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are wonderful, Vickie! I bet those lilacs DO shimmer! Such a pretty color on those. Your friend card is so colorful & fun.

cghundley said...

Fabulous cards and
love the first one.
Pretty inking on the
second card.
Carla from Utah

Mary Dew Lee said...

Love all this fun bright color! The Friend card is so much fun! I will definitely be CASEing that one!

Christine Alexander said...

awesome image, that lilac image is so pretty and love the popped up sentiment.

Donna Whitten said...

Two very pretty cards! Thanks for sharing.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! I love the Lilacs stamp on your first card! Pretty detail with the butterfly! Great colors on your second card for the background!Love the wreath design and sentiment!

Debbie Nutt said...

Lilacs are my fave flower. You made them look so vibrant. Usually I have to wait until the end of April to see them. Thanks for the early treat.

Debbie Nutt said...

Such happy colours you used for the SO card. Love it with the sentiment.

Sue D said...

Lovely lilac/butterfly card and great colors on the friend card.

Glennis said...

Love your pretty lilacs, and the sentiment card is just perfect!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the swirl of colors on the second
card. The butterfly is gorgeous on
the first. He and the lilacs blend
together so well.
thanks for sharing
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Karen Saalfield said...

This is so pretty & I love how you did the die cut!

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Very artsy look to your trio of cards!