Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Serendipity Stamps Challenge #4

Good morning!

It is time once again for a new challenge on the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog. The challenge for this week is 'Have a Care': to create a card using Serendipity's 'bonus' stamps. These stamps, available free with a $20 order, raise awareness of a few different pertinent causes. (To view the different images available, visit the Serendipity website and search for 'bonus'). You can see some other cards I have created with these stamps here and here.

Today I used the Big or Small stamp, in support of breast cancer awareness.

Yep, I went there! Please don't think I make light of the issue, I have a dear friend who is a survivor, but sometimes you have to put it all out there to grab people's attention!

This card started by tracing the largest Classic Heart Spellbinders die onto Blushing Bride cardstock. I cut out just the top of the heart shape, which ended up being the cleavage. I traced this piece onto Real Red cardstock to create the top layer. Some scalloped ovals add a lacy trim. I used the Ink Spots stamp to add a pattern to the red bustier and then spritzed it with some glitter spray. Finally, the sentiment was embossed in white so it stands out.

I do have to giggle a little at the way this turned out - its a pretty good representation! ;) I'll save you from sharing my husband's reaction!

If you haven't heard about the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog, the DT shares their samples for this bi-monthly challenge and also gives you the chance to play along (for a prize, too!) I hope you will join us, all you need is at least one Serendipity image and a project that follows the theme! Mary is offering a free digital image for this challenge, so be sure to grab that and play along!

I hope you'll take the chance to join in the challenge. Stop over to the Challenge Blog for all the details and to see the fabulous inspiration from the rest of the Design Team:

Serendipity's special this week (January 23 - 30th) is 20% off the Home and Farm category, so be sure to check that out while you're visiting the store as well!

The DT will also be joining together for a new release blog hop next Wednesday, January 30th, so I hope you'll swing by to see some of the new stamps being released.

Have a great day!

STAMPS: Big or Small, Ink Spots - Serendipity Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Blushing Bride, Real Red - SU!; Oatmeal - Wplus9
INK: Whisper White - SU!; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger
OTHER: Classic Heart, Classic Scalloped Oval Small - Spellbinders Paper Arts; Detail White Embossing Powder - Stampendous; Mister Huey's Calico Shine - Studio Calico


  1. I think this is awesome. Great card Anya and the message is oh so perfect.

  2. A smart way to raise awareness Anya! Your card is cute and clever and I would never have thought of the ink spots for the background stamp - I thought you spritzed it. You created a really neat effect that adds so much depth and texture!

  3. I think this is great! Beautiful card for a great message. Love your idea!

  4. LOL, I went there too! Everyone says a laugh is the best medicine and it works that way for awareness too, just look at all of those crazy funny Super Bowl commercials, they are the only ones I usually remember! Love your bustier...and especially the hint of lacy trim on it. Great job on this challenge Anya.


Thank you for stopping by - I love to hear from you!