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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Cuttlebug Spot #40, Friday Sketchers, Stampavie DT Call & Blog Candy.............Now that is a mouthful!!

I'm very excited about our reveal this week at The Cuttlebug Spot. We are reviewing past techniques and I have to tell you that one of my favorite techniques ever was learned from The Cuttlebug Spot - ironic huh? I absolutely love love love the Serendipity Technique showcased as Challenge #21 back in March. I guess that the fact that I won this challenge helps make it even more special to me too huh??? Not to mention I was honored to become part of The Cuttlebug Spot team in June!!! If you didn't see my card that I made for this challenge make sure you take a look at it RIGHT HERE - then be sure to come on over and play with us this week. We are doing a blog hop by listing only the links to the DT's blog so you get to "hop" over and see what we are all doing!!! So if you are visiting me first then you should "hop" over to Katz Designs where our blog hop started so you see everyone's work. If you have found your way from to me from Aymee then you are in the right place and can "hop" right after viewing my card!!!

Now enough chatter from me, here is my Serendipity card:


and here are the Copics I used for this card - yes, there are a lot of colors here:


This technique is really so so so easy and fun! I know there are several methods to achieving the same result but I take the easy road out! I measure out my backing cardstock to the size I want - since I take the easy road I make sure it is no larger than embossing folder I am using so I don't have to run it through more than once. I put adhesive on the backing cardstock and then take my choice of patterened papers - I try to get several shade variances from light to dark so it gives good contrast - then I just tear away into pieces and place them on the cardstock lined with adhesive. Now, since I am typically anal about things being lined up and "perfect" I have to trim the edges back to straight before embossing. Once you have the cardstock covered and trimmed up it is time for the final step - embossing! Run it through your embossing folder and voila', you have now made a serendipity card base!!!

Now, in typical Karen fashion I also used this card for the Friday Sketchers challenge #61 AND I am going to link this card in addition to the one I did the other day to the Stampavie DT call!! Wish me lots of luck!!!

Now the last thing before I send you on your way is a little blog candy - As much as I'd love to keep it a secret so I have a better chance to win I can't not tell you about it. If I am not gonna win I'd love it to be one of my blogging buddies so check out Crafty Goings On for their 72 Copic Marker giveaway!!! And if you visit there because of me, it would be so sweet if you mentioned it! By mentioning you were referred by me does NOT give me any more of a chance than you but it is nice to see that word of mouth is working!!!!

Here is the pic they have on their blog of the candy:


The requirements are simple (as quoted from Crafty Goings On Blog):

"""""The twist is that we want you to link to a project on your blog (in your comment) that either uses a download or a stamped image that you coloured in.

Link to a card you made with a download or a stamped image (does NOT have to be one of ours).
If you are using one of the Charmed Cards & Crafts downloads or Delectable stamps then you get two chances (please enter two comments, in the second just write "my second chance). All entries will be checked.
Link to the candy on your blog.

Please note that if you leave more than the allowed amount of comments then you will not be eligible for entry."""""""

OK, "hoppers" you have made it through my post and it is time to check out the rest of my "sistahs" work. Make sure you stop by Stephanie's to see her card and continue on with the "hop."

As always thank you for stoppin' by and happy scrappin'!!!

PS If you try out the Serendipity challenge please link your creation here as I'd love to see it!!! If enough people try it I might just put together a little RAK so make sure you check back and see how many people played along and who won the RAK!!!


scrappin_mom3 said...

I'm gonna call you the master of "Serendipity" you rock this style gf!! LOVE IT!

michele said...

miss you, love you!

Steph said...

I agree with Kerri, you rocked this technique! I don't think I will ever be able to master it quite like you have! Beautiful card! Just stunning! It is quite a neat techinque, isn't it?!

DonnaMundinger said...

Love this Karen! You really do rock this technique! Looks especially great with the patterned paper! LOVE IT! xxD

ashjoy said...

Beautiful card, and now I can get me some copics with my CuttleBug spot win!


Margie said...

This is adorable, Karen! Love your colors and awesome job with the serendipity!

Lost in Paper said...

Wow!! awesome card!!

Rheannon said...

Stunning! You did a great job with this technique. Like WOW!

Piali said...

Wonderful work!! love the coloring .

LiveLaughScrap said...

I love the Serendipity Technique. This is the one I had in mind b-4 I started the blog hop.
Off to Stephanie's blog.

TannyP said...

Wow! Love it...you really know how to work that technique!

Lynne in NI said...

Oh this is fabulous ... I haven't seen this technique before

Sarah A said...

Never even heard of the Serendipity technique before so I learned something new today - thanks!

Will give it a go one day.

Off to carry on blog hopping!

Sarah x

Angela said...

love the colors you used! very cute

SJDWolf said...

I love this technique, first time I have seen it, I might have to try it!

Crissy said...

beautiful card, love the detail!

- - Sheryl - - said...

I always wanted to create serendipity squares on my SB pages but never did - perhaps I will after I am done blog hoping! Thanks for the reminder technique.

Southernbelle said...

Karen, your card is simply beautiful! You rock with those copics gf!!!!


"Um Buggin" said...

Karen, this is just soo pretty! I love the colors you used, and everything about it. Great job on the coloring too. TFS


Marcy said...

Awesome coloring job. I love the serendipity style and do it it great!

KarenB said...

Gorgeous work with the serendipity technique, all those colours looking so fabulous.

meluv2scrap said...

Karen I love that card. The mix of papers and the stamp are just awesome. You go girl!


Great card, love those Copics! Can you teach me how to use them, Karen???

Emma H said...

Love this technique, thanks for sharing the directions. I tried it out and it turned out great!

Josie0602 said...

Love the Copics and I love your card! So pretty!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Great color combo.

shelly said...

i have to say i was never fond of the serendipity look UNTIL now.. what a superb job you did on this!
great paper choices etc...thanx for opening my eyes a bit wider :) xx shelly

Ann said...

Fabulous technique shown to perfection.
Ann xxx

Lisa said...

Great blog. Love your cards. I tried this technique and you can see my card here at http://lisasgreetingcards1.blogspot.com. You seem to have perfected this technique. I am far from there but will keeep trying til I get it just right

Michelle said...

Karen I love this card. You did a great job with the copics

Kr├╝mel said...

Great job on the serendipity technique Karen! Love the colors and the mix of paterened and blank paper. And Sarah Kay are one of my favourite stamps...
Kathrin aka Kruemel


Just to cover all bases...................

I am not the best scrapper out there. I don't claim to be totally original, I lift from many places and in many forms from color combinations, to product usage, to technique and so forth. I try to be fair to all scrappers out there and mention them when I lift from them - now keep in mind, there are so many people out there scrapping, card making and altering items that naturally more than one person will have similar ideas. When I mention lifting, or casing as some call it, I mean when you intentionally take a design you see and duplicate it exactly or only change up the coloring........KWIM???

With that said..........

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