Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Serendipity Stamps December Challenge- Sparkle and Shine!!

We're at the halfway point for this month's Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog to Sparkle and Shine!! The design team provides samples for inspiration at the beginning, and then again at the half way point of the challenge (on the third Wednesday), but you have the whole month to join us!!

Mary (the owner of Serendipity Stamps) always gives the DT an extra challenge- this time we were to add silver or gold to our cards- no problem :)

AND... who doesn't want a little Sparkle & Shine... it's the Holidays!! Well, I love sparkle & shine any time of year!!

For my card I used Serendipity's Bells with Holly. The image was stamped onto XPress It blending cardstock with gold delicata ink and heat embossed with clear. Then I watercolored the bells and leaves. I stamped the image again with the same process but, fussy cut the bells and "popped" on top of the image using foam dots for a little added dimension. The sentiment is from Serendipity's Peace, Hope, Punctuation die set. It was die cut in blue and gold- offset a little for a shadow effect.

Hoping you join us this month for a little Sparkle and Shine! Need a little inspiration to get you started?  

Thrilled to have Nancy Penir as our guestie this month -

For more inspiration there are samples from the design team on the challenge blog or you can visit them directly and get all the details by clicking on their names below.

The rules are simple... play along using at least one Serendipity Stamps image on your submission and the theme of Thankful/Grateful. You don't have to have a blog to play along - you can link your designs to any on line gallery.

Click Here for all the details

No sale this week- something even better- an After Christmas sale!!

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



Mary Dew Lee said...

OMG Vickie! This card is gorgeous! I've been trying to think how to do the poinsettias so they look like white poinsettias (which have quite a bit of green in them) and this will do the trick!

Jeanne J. said...

So pretty!!! I love the watercolor and ble and green with the gold!!

Marisa said...

Great collage and love the metallic word! Busy few days ahead so I'm wishing you a very Merry Christmas a few days early ((hugs))

wienerhoneymooners said...

This is AMAZING Vickie

Marybeth said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Robin said...

Such an elegant card Vickie! Great design!