Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Celebrate....Serendipity Stamps January Blog Hop

Hello,

Welcome to the Serendipity Stamps January Blog Hop - the second one this month...yayyyy!

We're changing it up this year, shifting to two hops each month. The design team will be showing you the latest products and offering a chance for you to win some goodies from Serendipity Stamps. All you need to do is hop along and leave comments, which puts you in running for a $20 gift certificate.  Here's the hop list....

Carol Mayne - you are here

Background stamps seem to be gaining popularity in card-making...and did you know that Serendipity Stamps carries a variety of such designs?  Today, I'm showcasing the Summer Flower Pops Background, which is ever so detailed and ever so lovely!

For my first card, I embossed the image in white, then sponged over with three shades of pink distress inks.  Added a Celebrate Die and ta dahhh....


My second card sees the image sponged in three shades of blue distress inks and sporting the Wish Die.


Please head over to Serendipity Stamps Blog for more hop details. Oh yes, and there are awesome deals to be found! I'll give you hints as to two: Winter Fun Background and Winter Wear Background are both 50% off.  There's more...just sayin' *grin*

Next on the hop list: wonderfully talented Karen Amidon.

Thank you for spending time with me today;  your visit brings me joy!


34 comments:

Happy Dance said...

Such a pretty background stamp, Carol, and I love how you've used it on these two cards. The white embossed is sweet and subtle, and the pink and blue sponging really shows off all the flowers and leaves. These look like they'd be readily mass produced. Love 'em!! Bev

craftymom205 said...

Love your cards.

Mary Dew Lee said...

LOVE THESE! Great idea for the "Birthday" "Wish"! This is going in my "I'll CASE this someday" file!

Mary Holshouser said...

Beautiful.
the shading is wonderful.
Looks like you colored
each flower individually.
thanks for sharing.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love your pretty backgrounds. TFS

Barbara Green said...

What beautiful cards that can be used for any occasion. Thank you for sharing.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards, Carol! I love the stamp you used for the backgrounds, and the awesome 'celebrate' and 'wish' dies! Pretty colors and layering also!

Tami said...

Very pretty card! Love that Wish Die!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful background stamp and love your cards - very elegant !!!

Barbara M said...

Love the backgrounds. Time for me to break out my flower pops and start creating! thanks.

McStamper said...

Beautiful cards. Great background.

Tracey McNeely said...

Carol both of your cards are so lovely in pastel and that background is wonderful!

*Vicki* said...

Wow! These are so elegant and beautiful! :) HUGS

Amy Marshall said...

Beautiful cards.

Sarah Ashley Posch said...

I love the embossed backgrounds against these die cuts. Wonderful!

Bobby said...

You got such good coverage with your embossing, Carol, and the inking is so soft and pretty.

Laurie said...

Beautiful cards!! I love the background stamp-so pretty! Love the colors you used to color them.

Kathy Krug said...

Love emboss resist on these cards.

cghundley said...

Beautiful stamping
and love the technique.
Carla from Utah

Petra Swart said...

WOW, your bgs look amazing, Carol!!! The colours are soooooo beautiful!!!!! Two very elegant cards!!!!
Hugz

Jeanne said...

Fabulous cards, Carol! I'm really liking all the background stamps I'm seeing. Especially these with your stellar ink blending skills. These are gorgeous. Happy sigh! Thanks for sharing!! :) Hugs!

barbara macaskill said...

Lovely cards! I really love it in blue!!! Soft and delicate looking! TFS!

MsJudyC said...

Love the cards and how feminine and love the color choices.

Geri said...

Jaw dropping beauties!!! I'm soooooooo in awe of your flawless embossing....especially so because of the size of the stamp!!! Gorgeous inked backgrounds showcase the design perfectly! Great choice of diecut sentiments - the 'swirly-ness' works perfectly with the embossed images!

Late Blooming said...

So simple and oh so pretty

Jean said...

So very pretty!

Sue LD said...

This stamp makes such pretty backgrounds for your cards.

Michele K. Henderson said...

Carol, I love these gorgeous backgrounds paired with the punch of a sentiment! Lovely!

Renee's ramblings said...

What an amazing use of a terrific background die! Love the subtlety of the colors you used!

Nancy Dempsey said...

So soft and sweet. Love!

Donna Whitten said...

Love your beautiful backgrounds, so feminine!

Anita in France said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, Carol ... such lovely backgrounds ... perfect with those scripty sentiments! Hugs, Anita :)

Rose said...

Two very lovely cards Carol! That is such a gorgeous background stamp & the way you have blended the 3 shades is very pretty! Apologies for being so far behind with commenting, again! Doing some catch up so off to see what else you've been creating.

christie anderson said...

Love your background and the way you have framed it.