Saturday, June 14, 2014

Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop Day 2

Happy Saturday!  I hope the weather is fine and you're having a great day!  Serendipity is showing three days of new releases! Today is Day 2 - and we're showing the new sentiments and background stamps.    If you're following along you should have reached me from Vickie Zimmer's blog.  If you'd like to start from the beginning and get all the details click here to jump to Mary's Blog.

I made a card featuring the new "Be Kind" stamp.  This stamp actually has three sentiments - so you can stamp them all at one time like I did or - you can cut them apart, or tape off the part you don't want to ink up.  It's like getting three stamps for one!
My second card features a zentangle inspired design created by our very own DT member Jenny Gropp.    This is a very large background stamp - it measures approximately 5 3/4 x 5 3/4".  
 I inked up the stamp VersaMark ink, stamped it on white card stock,  and embossed it with clear embossing powder. 
Next I started blending with different distress inks - going for a colorful tie die look. I started with the yellow, then orange and then red.  Light to dark.
Then I added green and blue.  Last I wiped it down with a clean paper towel to remove the excess ink from the embossed areas. 
Here's the finished piece.  I cut it down to size to fit my card front.  I saved the scraps so I can cut alphabet letters from them and use them on another project. I didn't want to cover up that pretty background too much so I added a layered sentiment that didn't take up too much space.   It looked like it was "floating" so I added some twine wrapped around the card to anchor it down.  The sentiment is also new and called "And I Think To Myself" .
Want to see more?  Next stop on the hop is Jenny Gropp - make sure you tell her how cool this stamp is!.  But before you go ... Please leave a comment.   One lucky winner will be selected to receive a $20 gift certificate from Serendipity Stamps.  You have until June 18 to leave a comment.  The winner will be announced on June 19 on Mary's blog.    Here's a complete list of all the designers with projects for your convenience.

Jeanne Jachna That's Me!

Thanks for stopping by! See you tomorrow with more new releases!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps:  Serendipity Stamps Be Kind
Pattern Paper:  Crate Paper "Farmhouse" 6x6"
Card Stock:  PTI Vintage Cream, Aqua Mist, SU Daffodil Delight
Die:  Paper Smooches Flag Tags
Twinery Twine Caribbean Stripe
Buttons:  October Afternoon 
Border Punch: EK Success Double Embossed Dotted Lace
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black

Wonderful World 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps:  Serendipity "And I Think to Myself"
Ink:  Versamark
Clear Embossing Powder, Enamel Dots
Ranger Distress Ink Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Shabby Shutters, Broken China
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Circles, Spellbinder Large Scalloped Circles
Twinery Twine Caribbean Stripe
Card Stock:  PTI White, SU Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango


Karen Amidon said...

There you go again...making me smile! Your choice of colors and papers can turn anything into a happy, fun card! Love both of them Jeanne!

Wida said...

what a beautiful background. so fitting for the sentiment. I love that song :)

Suzette said...

I love the background stamp - it has a bohemian feel to it! I like the colors - no two cards will be the same!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Love how you did the background paper with the tie die look! Great Card!

Diane Jaquay said...

OK, WOW!!! I love how you did the 2nd card, Jeanne, sponging the colors over the white embossed image, and I adore that sentiment (one of my favorite songs!) And the first card is simply STUNNING, the bold, bright, vivid colors just knock my socks off, WOW!!!

seamom said...

Amazing cards! Both of them! I especially like the 2nd card, and THANKS for the tutorial. Then I went back to have another look at the first.... It's a tie. Beautifully creative!

Girl_Scout_Belle said...

Sincerely appreciate your cheerful attitude, and the generous sharing of your assembly details!

craftymom205 said...

Great cards. Love the colors and design on the second one.

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gobarb26 said...

Your cards are really great, but the second one with the Zentangle@ is amazing! I happen to be a Certified Zentangle teacher (CZT) and I really need to buy that stamp! TFS

Tracey McNeely said...

Love so much about this release and adore your card!

gobarb26 said...

I thought I had left a message already, but I don't see it here so I am writing again. I really like how you did the card with the Zentangle® stamp. Nice work!

Mary Decker said...

I love your cards! I stumbled into your blog and I'm glad. Thanks for teaching your techniques as you create!

Your work is uplifting to see!

Mary Decker said...

I love your cards! I stumbled into your blog and I'm glad. Thanks for teaching your techniques as you create!

Your work is uplifting to see!

Lisa M said...

I'm cheering over here for What a Wonderful World!!! That card is FABULICIOUS... just saying. :)

Shona Chambers said...

This is stunning!! What a beautiful stencil. The colours blend so well together and your technique is perfection. The perfect card!

JD/ Jill said...

Both cards are so nicely done. I really like the sentiment on the first card. It is added to my wish list. I also like the technique you did with the second turned out so pretty.

Amy Marshall said...

Fabulous cards, but I especially liked your second card. I love the sentiments and the new Zentangle background.

Sandra said...

beautiful card - stamp has been added to my wish list!
Sandra ltb

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Both of these are beautiful, Jeanne! Love the papers and layout on the first and your second is just fabulous w/ the emboss resist. Now why didn't I think of that, lol?

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Jeanne, really cool background technique and I never think of using it! Great stamp design, Jenny. Also, I like the font on that first stamp too.

Marybeth said...

Gorgeous layers on the first card! Love the way you stamped the Jen stamp in such beautiful colors. For some reason I was thinking only black and white. Not you,you brought it to life,in living color! Nice!

Tammy Pope said...

Your colorful cards are so pretty for summer and to provide cheer to whoever receives them. I love how you did the zentangle background with the embossing and sponging.