Saturday, September 10, 2016

2 cards for the Serendipity Stamps Challenge #59: Leave it Bare!

Hello Friends,
I had some free minutes to play and dug into some of my lovely Serendipity Rubber Stamps!  I found inspiration by looking at all of the lovely cards over on the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog. And decided to play along with their current challenge:

SSCB#59 Leave It Bare - Let your detailed stamp take center stage. No room for covering up this time - we want you to leave the stamped image bare! No markers, no pencils - nothing - nada! Our red rubber stamps make gorgeous detailed impressions - just ink and stamp! Just be sure to include at least one Serendipity Stamps image (stamp or die) on your design! 

I used the lovely "Christmas Chapel" stamp for my cards.  I love the look of this church covered in the snowy beauty of a Christmas Morning!  I had a wonderful "Winter Wonderland" sentiment sticker given to me for free from Serendipity and decided to use it on my red card below:
  I used a snowflake die from Heartfelt Creations to create a snowflake shaped window in my card base which I had already embossed with a snowflake embossing folder.  I edged the aperture in white charcoal pencil and then added glitter glue and fine glitter to it.    I then layered a piece of music vellum into the window and placed the stamped image behind it gluing both pieces to the front of the card base.
   A sweet holly sticker to dot the "i" in Winter and some black and white twine complete this sweet card.

Then I decided to make a more CAS style card in earth-tones using Kraft cardstock and Mercury Glass Stickles around the snowflake aperture. 
 The sentiment I wanted to use was too big for the outside of this card so I just placed a sentiment on the inside only:

I love this sentiment "Let Heaven and Nature Sing"!  A favorite of mine!  
 Thanks for taking a look at my cards!  It is always fun to play with my Serendipity Stamps!  I need to add some more small sized sentiments to my stash I think!  I sure love the detailed beauty of their gorgeous images!  
Crafty Hugs!
:) Jill


  1. What a pretty pair of cards Jill!! I love the church scene and those Mercury Glass Stickles!

  2. A beautiful set of cards. Very lovely stamp.

  3. These are beautiful, Jill! I love that serene scene, and your windows with the snowflake cut out are really fabulous! <3

  4. BEAUTIFUL cards both! I Love that stamp!

  5. Wonderful cards! Love the window - design!

  6. Hi sweet Jill! This is just amazing! I love the vellum window on your projects and the church in the background is gorgeous! See who needs to color :)
    Thanks for joining us at the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog!

  7. What a great way to show off that scenic stamp! Two beautiful cards, Jill!

  8. Beautiful cards Jill! So fun and festive! Love the shimmery details!

  9. Both are very nice. Love the snowflake cut out.. just great.

  10. Wow!! these are so beautiful!! I just love the use of vellum here! it gives your winter card such a sweet frosty feel!

    Thank you for joining us at the Serendipity Stamps Challenge blog!


    p.s. I LOVE your taste in music!! : )

  11. Gorgeous cards! I love the one with the church!!

  12. I love seeing the world through your eyes Jill! The glitter around the windows is yummy and I love that church scene inside - impressed and amazed as always! Hugs to you!

  13. Congratulations on your win with these beautiful cards! I love the vellum, the church and your darling designs, Jill! Thanks for playing !


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: ) Jill