Monday, July 28, 2014

Serendipity & The Twinery Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Serendipity Stamps and The Twinery Blog Hop!  For the next 3 days we'll treat you to PRIZES and some great creations using Serendipity Stamps dies and images as well as twine from The Twinery!  I have 2 cards to show you today.

You should have arrived here from Christine's blog:

I did a little sewing with the red twine.  I poked the holes first then used a needle and thread to do the stitching.  I used Tim Holtz's markers and a waterbrush to color my image.

The HELLO image was stamped first and then punched out with an oval punch.  The boat image was cut out with a square die.

Inside my 4 x 4 card I stamped the boat image again in Distress Ink.  
On to card #2....

I used the Serendipity Lighthouse die and the red twine again for my second card.  The clouds are craft paint applied with my finger.  I think it gives them a natural shape and look!

This card is an A-2 and I embossed a line down the right side of the card base for interest.

Serendipity is giving out prizes if you comment on the blogs and Facebook:
You can win a $25 credit towards your next purchase if you leave comments on all the Serendipity Stamp posts.
You can win the Facebook prize of a $25 credit towards your next purchase if you LIKE the Serendipity Stamps Facebook page AND leave a comment.

Serendipity Stamps sale during the blog hop is 20% off all items in the “Garden” category through August  3!
Next on the hop is Katarina:
Katarina Damm-Blomberg -

Here is the full HOP list for today! 
Serendipity Stamps -
Katarina Damm-Blomberg -
Rebecca Greco -

Card 1:
  • Serendipity Stamps: Sail Boat 236E, Hello Small 619A
  • The Twinery: Maraschino Solid twine
  • Paper: Graphic 45 - By the Sea 8x8, Neenah Natural White, misc red
  • Ink: Ranger Archival Ink - Black, Tim Holtz Distress Markers, Versafine - Deep Lagoon, Cat's Eye - Chestnut Roan
  • Other: oval punch, needle, paper piercer, waterbrush
 Card 2:
  • Serendipity Stamps: Lighthouse die 031ED
  • The Twinery: Maraschino Solid twine
  • Paper: Authentique - Ten 12 x 12, Neenah Solar White, misc red & grey
  • Ink: Cat's Eye - Chestnut Roan
  • Other: Scor Buddy, white acrylic paint, N2 Copic marker, Mini Perfect Layers


Sabrina said...

Both cards are absolutely stunning!!!

Marybeth said...

I love both of your gorgeous cards , Miriam! Wonderful use of the twine . I love the scene you created on the lighthouse card!

Pauline said...

They are both beautiful Miriam, love the stitched edge, it must have taken a lot of patience!

Julie Ranae said...

Such a beautiful card, Miriam!!!
~Julie Ranae, DT Coordinator for The Twinery

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. The framing with the stitched twine is great. Love the boat. The inside of the card is as nice as the outside.
thanks for sharing a wonderful card.

Anonymous said...

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Barbara M. said...

Great ideas for a masculine card.

cghundley said...

Love that stitching
on your first card,
really adds to it.
Both are lovely.
Carla from Utah

CarmenAlice said...

beautiful see card

Tammy Pope said...

I think both of these cards are fantastic. I love the twine used around the square to highlight the boat image. The craft paint clouds look great on the second one.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow - these are gorgeous! I'm getting some fab ideas for using twine. I really love how you stitched around the image on the first card - that looks amazing! Second card is gorgeous too! Great stamps used!

Amante del Papel said...

your card is so beauitful, is stunning, really amazing!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love the stitching around the image. Awesome projects. TFS

Aimee Dillon Vaassen said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE ANYTHING WITH BOATS! (autocorrect wrote "boars" ha!) I live near the water and everything here is boats, fish, crabs and lighthouses. This card is amazing and the twine "sewn" around boat just looks amazing! What an inspiration!

Renee's ramblings said...

Both of your cards are amazing!

artful-notions said...

Wonderful nautical cards, Miriam, and great use of the cord!

Sue D said...

Love boats and lighthouses. I like how you used the twine too.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Beverly S. said...

Pretty! Love how you did a blanket stitch around your stamped image.

Anita said...

Love both of these, especially the blanket stitching. Hugs.

Sarah Anderson said...

Both cards are lovely, that red twine is fab

JD/ Jill said...

Both cards are very pretty! Great job with the twine!

Vickie Z said...

I am in love with your nautical cards!! Fabulous use of the images and twine...layouts and papers are perfect!

Christine said...

Love the way you used the twine!

Celeste Goff said...

What an amazing card! The red twine wrapped around the focal panel only adds to the nautical theme! Well done!

boris153 said...

Great masculine cards

Katie Sims said...

Miriam, BOTH of these cards are amazing! I love how you stitched the red twine border and your finger painted clouds not only look great but I bet it was so fun to actually finger paint! Love that idea! :)