Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Sending Holiday Wishes

Good morning! Welcome to Serendipity Stamps' second Design Team Challenge. Our theme this month is Christmas in July. Serendipity has so many beautiful Christmas stamps, I encourage you to check them out!

I chose to use the Holiday Mailbox stamp. I stamped it using Rich Cocoa Memento Ink and watercolored it using various Distress Inks. I stamped the image a second time and cut out the cardinal and bow, adding it to the original image using some dimensional foam tape. I finished it off with some glitter, some gold Perfect Pearls and then a spritz of pearl Perfect Pearls. It really has some shimmer - I'm sorry that it doesn't show up well in the photo! The sentiment is hand-written with a white gel pen. I liked the 'homey' feel of that :)

I encourage you to stop by Serendipity Stamps and browse their fantastic selection of Christmas and holiday stamps. Now is an even better time as they are having a Christmas in July sale! Check their website for the details, the sale runs through July 19th.

While you are there, also take a look at the new Serendipity Stamps Blog & Gallery! You can review past Design Team challenges and also participate in the current challenge alongside the DT for a prize! All the details are here!

Thanks again for stopping by - please make sure you visit the other Design Team members' blogs for their challenge cards!


Have a great day!


Stamps: Holiday Mailbox - Serendipity Stamps
Cardstock: Handsome Hunter, Riding Hood Red - Stampin' Up!; Stamper's Select White -
Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper: Holiday Magic Stripes - Bo Bunny
Ink: Rich Cocoa Memento - Tsukineko; Various Distress Inks - Ranger
Misc: Signo White Gel Pen - Uni-ball; Pinking Blade for Rotary Paper Trimmer - Fiskars; Perfect Pearls (gold, pearl) - Ranger; glitter


  1. This is beautiful, Anya! And I can't believe you wrote that sentiment by's fabulous!

  2. Great looking card! Your hand writing is awesome, and I'll have to snag your idea of sparkly snow the next time I use that stamp!

  3. This is absolutely gorgeous!! And I never would have known you wrote the sentiment yourself, it is very pretty:)

  4. Oh Anya, this is DARLING!!! I love that image and your Holiday colors are wonderful!

  5. Absolutely lovely!! Your coloring is wonderful and the dimension you've created by popping up parts creates such a lovely 3-D effect.


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