Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Serendipity Challenge Blog - Chalk!

Chalk is the thing this week for the Serendipity Stamps Blog Challenge!  Just use it on your card or project along with a Serendipity stamp or die to play along for a chance to win a prize!  I used a bit of red chalk around the edges of the cardinal image.

Here is how I did the green mat behind the bird image.

I die cut a piece with green paper with the same die I used on the bird image.


Next, I cut the green paper into 4 pieces as shown. 

 Then, just add adhesive to the backside of the image and place each green piece so 1/16" shows.

Here is the inside of the card.  I used the CUTE Merry Merry Merry stamp.
Finished size is 4 1/4" square.

I also made a tag with the Midnight Clear stamp.

I used Emboss It ink to stamp the image on white shimmer paper then I lightly rubbed navy blue chalk over it with a sponge.  There is a nice little shimmer to it because of the paper.
Finished size is 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches. 

Check out for the rest of the Design Team created:

Anya Schrier 
Vickie Zimmer

This week's sale at Serendipity is 50% off some Wood Mounted Stamps found here:

Also, there are 3 different $1 grab bags with 10 stamps each in the following categories:
 UM, Sticky Cushion or Cling Cushion.  Search for "grab bag".
  • Serendipity Stamps: Cardinals 952E, (inside) Christmas Ball 486G, Merry Merry Merry 663D
  • Ink: Memento - Espresso Truffle, Versafine - Crimson Red & Olympia Green
  • Paper: Bazzill Heavyweight - Red Hot, misc green, SU! Shimmer White
  • Dies:  Spellbinders - Marvelous Squares
  • Copics: R35, R46, C1, BG96, YR21, BG0000
  • Other: red chalk, sponge
  • Serendipity Stamps: Midnight Clear 119H
  • Ink:  Ranger -Emboss it
  • Paper:  misc navy, SU! Shimmer White
  • Punch:  Martha Stewart snowflake
  • Other: navy chalk, sponge, hole punch, May Arts silver cord


Marybeth said...

This is stunning! I love the red birds, and design of your card. Great tip about the gray mat ..thanks for that.
I hope you have a Merry Christmas Miriam.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Beautiful, Miriam! I adore cardinals and yours are wonderful. The framing and chalked edges are so pretty.

Karen Amidon said...

Another beauty! I love the edging of the red chalk. This is such a sweet image and all your die work frame it gorgeously...very creatively done! Happy Holidays!

Jill Norwood said...

Beautiful card and tag! Thanks for showing how you layered the die cuts! So clever!!