Wednesday, June 17, 2015


We are still focusing on the masculine theme for our June challenge. 
Join in and play along for a chance to win a $20 Serendipity Stamps Gift Certificate. The rules are simple, create something using Serendipity stamps and/or dies with the monthly theme, and enter. Remember, you don't have to have a blog to play! More info can be found on the SSCB.

The DT has added texture to the challenge
Take a look and see what they have created!

Karen Amidon...that's me!
Tracey McNeely...June Guest Designer

I Love the NEW Birdhouse with Sign image. The blank sign has been customer made using the small Miss You stamp. I have inked the image several times, fussy cut and added dimension by popping up the roof and the sign.

I started the card by stamping the beautiful Sweetgum and Acorns Cling Set image.
The stamped image was then die cut with the stitched square. A circle die was used to frame the image by dry embossing.
The Mahogany Sequins from Serendipity repeat the wood pattern on the bird house. 

The Birdhouse, acorns and a few leaves were fussy cut, curved and popped up onto Sweetgum branch.
Several different elements of texture were used to add interest. 
I have used faux suede, corrugated cardboard, natural jute and canvas to help pull together the masculine theme.

Looking forward to seeing your designs


  1. So creative using the Sweetgum Branch with the new little bird house! I love the Miss You on the sign and all your fussy cutting and layering - what a great card!

  2. Love it!, fabulous coloring!! You and Jeanne are using fall colors and I'm still trying to hang on to summmer :) the Miss You is perfect in the sign...casing that for sure!!

  3. Love the mix of the leaves and the birdhouse! Great color combo too Karen!

  4. So pretty, Karen! I love the birdhouse and the added leaves. Makes me wish for fall..especially with all the hot temps we've had lately.