Wednesday, February 19, 2014


Welcome to the second half of our monthly challenge. Join us and play along by linking up your design to the Serendipity Challenge Blog. The theme is still typeprint or sheet music along with a Serendipity Stamp or Die. 

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To throw in some extra fun the DT was asked to create a background with a color blending technique along with the typeprint/sheet music challenge.

Heres your links to some wonderful designs to get you inspired:
Karen Amidon...that's me!
 I've die cut a portion of the beautiful Large Violet Stamp and colored it with Copics. Blue and lavender Pearlescent Chalk was softly color blended to shadow the image.

The crosshatch pattern for the background was made by blending distress inks and watercolor pencils. For the typeprint the Summer Flower Background Stamp  was inked up with London Fog. 

 Three of the violets have been fussy cut and popped up with foam tape. The ribbon for the bow has been color blended with Copics.

On the inside Happy Birthday was stamped onto the background that was created with distress inks and watercolor pencils.

Thanks for looking and hope to see your designs in the challenge! 

  • Stamps: Serendipity- 431L Large Violets, 579H Summer Flower Background, 552E Happy Birthday 
  • Ink: Memento, Versafine, Distress Ink
  • Papers: Neenah, Teresa Collins- Tell Your Story, Bazzill
  • Other: Copics, Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics, Flourish Trim, Nellie's Rectangles, Perfect layer Rulers, water color pencils, Pebbles- Chalk, memento dual marker, foam tape, Scor-tape, seem binding, ribbon, twine,


  1. Oh karen, this is just gorgeous! I love your popped up violets, and the decorated inside. Such a beautiful card!

  2. WOW!!!!! This is so gorgeous Karen! Absolutely stunning! The bow, the coloring ,the layout ...all of it simply beautiful! Well done!

  3. Wow! I can't stop looking at this awesome card! So beautiful! I like EVERYthing about this card. The layout, the colors, the technique used. the ribbon...

  4. Beautiful, Karen! Your layout, colors and papers are wonderful! I love coloring ribbon to match and yours is perfect. Lovely card!

  5. Amazing card. everything is perfect.

  6. Just lovely karen! Your colors are great and the curvy die cut is the perfect accent.

  7. Gorgeous girl!! Love the layout, blending, and those violets are fabulous!! Now, y'all have to stop with the spellbinder and Julie made me purchase some new ones and I need to use them before I order more, LOL!!

  8. Wow! This is just so lovely! Your ink technique for the BG is wonderful, the ribbon, flowers, all of it and a beautiful inside too! Beautiful detail!

  9. Your violets are GORGEOUS! They look so real!