Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Serendipity Stamps June Blog Hop and Challenge Reminder

Welcome and thanks for stopping by! Serendipity Stamps is having a blog hop to show you some of the latest products and remind you to play along with our challenge! Our blog hop theme this month is wedding / anniversary.

If you're hopping along with us you should have reached me from Vickie Zimmer's blog! That means your in a good mood because Vickie always makes beautiful things! If you want to start from the beginning you can see the prize that's up for grabs and get all the details here at Mary's Blog! Now.. let's get started! :) 

I started this card by stamping a background of flower bouquets with Momento Tuxedo Black ink, and then roughly coloring them with Copic markers.  I wasn't careful to stay in the lines or to even color the flowers completely.  I was just wanting to add a splash of color.

I tucked the "Congratulations" sentiment under the scalloped oval die cut that I used to matt the cake.  The cake is adhered with adhesive foam tape allowing the twine that wraps around the card to sit flatly underneath.  
I love the soft pastels and clean look of this design - that says alot for a pattern paper lover like me..   
I made a second card using the 50% off stamp of the month - Love is Kind.  
I made a simple watercolor heart and splashed it with paint in a darker shade than the heart wash, and splashed it again with some water - so some of the spots are dark, and some are very light. 
Using my Misti tool I stamped the sentiment several times so it would fill in the smooth surface of the watercolor paper.

I cut the "Love" word die from the panel and stacked it on several "Love" word die cuts to give it a little height so you can see it better.

The finishing touch was a few clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.
Want to go shopping?

The 50% off stamp of the month for June is Love is Patient.

Join us for our latest challenge - Background Stamping! We want you to skip the pattern paper this month and stamp a pretty background of your own. You can find our challenge here at Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog!

Our special guest at the challenge this month is Katie Gehring I hope you'll stop by and tell her hi! She made some amazing cards for this month's challenge. 
The next stop on this hop is Jenny Gropp! No one does layers and coloring like Jenny! But Before you go.. 

Please leave me a comment!!!! 

There is a $20 gift certificate that will be awarded to one commenter randomly selected from all the blogs. Hoppers can leave comments through 6-19 .. the winner will be announced on Mary's Blog on 6-20.

Here's a complete hop list for your convenience! 

Jeanne Jachna  (That's Me!) 

Good Luck and Happy Hopping! 

Finished Size 4.52 x 5.5"
Stamps | Serendipity Stamps Bouquet, Wedding Cake, Congratulations Script
Dies | Spellbinder Classic Oval, Classic Scalloped Ovals | MFT Fishtail Flags 
Memento | Copic 
Sequins | Pretty Pink Posh
Twinery Blossom Twine

Stamps | Serendipity Love is Patient
Die | Serendipity Stamps Love Word Die
Peerless Watercolors
Sequins | Pretty Pink Posh


Marybeth said...

Both are gorgeous ,Jeanne! Love the cake and the splatters on the second pink card! Awesome designs!

!neke said...

Great stamping !
Love the big hart !

Michele K. Henderson said...

Beautiful cards, Jeanne! I love the bright pink color! This is fresh and cheerful!
Crafty Hugs!

Amy Marshall said...

Such pretty cards. Love the background on your first card.

Patti said...

Beautiful Jeanne!! I love both cards! your coloring on the first one is so darn sweet! : ) and your design on the second one is amazing! You actually CASED MY mind!! giggles I have been wanting to do something like this with this sentiment and the Serendipity Butterfly die. I really like the "Love" die you used. I will have to send you a link when I do mine : )

Have a great day!


Kim Heggins said...

Beautiful your gorgeous background, looks amazing with your lovely wedding cake.

McStamper said...

Love your cards. The cake with that background is so pretty.

Renee's ramblings said...

The background you created using that adorable flower stamp is amazing, Jeanne!

Mary Holshouser said...

The background is so pretty.
It really sets off the cake and the
flowers on it.
the second card is wonderful.
The heart with the sentiment
says it all.
thanks for sharing.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! Love them both! That cake is delightful with the pretty floral background! And your 2nd card is awesome also, so pretty with the word die!

Karen Amidon said...

Fantastic! Love both of your cards but your first one is perfection!

Vickie Y said...

Love the background, image on the first card. AND, the second card is the sentiment stamped onto the heart and the splatter really adds WOW!

Donna Whitten said...

Such great cards! The first is so sweet and pretty, and I love how you popped up Love in the sentiment of the second! Thanks for sharing.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Pretty cards. Love your watercolor heart. TFS

cghundley said...

Wow, love the way
you made the background.
Very pretty card.
Carla from Utah

Anonymous said...

Beautiful as always. Ooooh, I especially like the second one. Not too fussy.

cm said...

Two dazzling, gorgeous cards, Jeanne! The flowers and cake are a stunning pairing; your water-coloured heart, sooooo lovely! In awe...

Mary Dew Lee said...

Just was looking at your cards again! I love the background on the Wedding Cake card! That would be so cute to make matching Thank You or note cards using the little bouquet as the centerpiece. I'll have to put that on my project list!