Wednesday, December 17, 2014



It's hard to believe that it's the middle of December and time for Serendipity's mid month post!  You still have plenty of time to play along. Share with us one of your holidays cards or anything that has a little sparkle or shine using a Serendipity stamp or die! You can find the details to enter on the SSCB.

You probably know how this works by now...the DT is given an extra element added to the challenge...this time it's silver! I have added a little platinum, gold and champagne too!

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Check out the DT silver, shines, and sparkles!!
Karen Amidon are here!
Nancy Penir...guest designer

This card was inspired by Tosha Leyendekker with Stamp Talk with Tosh. Her work is amazing and she has such a beautiful style!  You can see her gorgeous card  here.

I love gold, silver and platinum used together. I have taken the beautiful  Mistletoe image from Serendipity and heat embossed it in platinum. The oval die cut and dp were edged in silver with a Krylon pen. A gold pen and creamy brown Cat's Eye chalk was used to edge the other papers.

 The berries on the mistletoe were dotted with Viva Glitter Liner which gives them a subtle silvery shimmer! I've colored the silk ribbon with Copics to match the metallic  paper.

Thanks for looking and Happy Holidays!
  • Stamps: Serendipity-482J Mistletoe Large, 392D Let Heaven and Nature
  • Ink: Versamark
  • Papers: Neenah, KaiserCraft 6x6 Yuletide,12x12 Weave, metallic cardstock
  • Other: Copics, Wink of Stella, Viva Glitter Liner, Krylon Pen- silver, 18kt gold,  Cat's Eye Chalk, Nellies- Ovals, Ana Griffin- Flourish Medallion, Maya Road-silk burlap, pearls


  1. OMGoodness! This is a super beautiful card!!! WOW!!! I LOVE it!! I am definitely going to try this one!! I too love Tosh's work, as I do yours. You are amazingly talented and creative!! Thank you so much for the inspiration!! Joleen

  2. Stunning. That's all I can say :)

  3. What a stunning card Karen! I love how you combined the metallic colors. I too love them together and you've used them beautifully! The embossed image with the detailed framing is gorgeous!. It's so elegant and striking! I'm honored you felt inspired by one of my cards, and appreciate the link and the kind note on my blog. :)

  4. WOW... this is gorgeous!! All the sparkle and layout is fantastic!!

  5. Beautiful card! I lov this color combo! so super elegant : )


  6. Elegant Card Karen! Love your colors!