Happily Ever After {Serendipity Stamps Guest Designer}

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

 I'm back again with a special post for  the Serendipity Stamps Challenge BlogThis month's theme is All You Need Is Love.  Today I have two cards to share made from one stamped piece.  I started by stamping the Marble Waves Background onto watercolor paper. I stamped this image using Versamark ink and embossed it with white embossing powder. 
Using a wet paint brush, I took pigment directly from my Inktense pencil and applied it to the paper over my embossed design.  I allowed the color to dry and then added more color to some areas using the same technique.  Once the piece was dry, I die cut a large Solid Heart.  This die does have little registration holes for lining it up with it's coordinating stamp, but I cut those off with my wire cutters. 

 I backed the heart opening with two pieces of vellum.  In between those two pieces of vellum I sandwiched some heart confetti.  Because the vellum is only adhered around the edges and the confetti is small, the little iridescent hearts do move around when you shake them even though the two pieces of vellum are adhered with out any foam tape.  My little shaker was adhered to my card front layered on top of cardstock and vellum panels that had been die cut with stitched rectangle dies.
 My second card uses the heart that was left over from the first card.  I adhered it to the center of the card and embellished it with the SS Love die cut and it's hearts. 
The inside is lined with white cardstock and the Be My Valentine sentiment is stamped in Versafine Onyx ink.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Don't forget to stop by and visit the SS Design Team for more inspiration.

Cardstock: WP9 Sweet Gelato, PTI Vellum,, Recollections White, TH Watercolor Paper
Stamps: Serendipity Stamps Be My Valentine, SSS All Occasion Banners 
Ink: Versafine Onyx, Versamark
Dies: SS Love, Large Solid Heart, SSS Stitched Rectangle Dies, SSS Tilted Banner Die
Other: White Embossing Powder, Derwent Inktense Pencils, Martha Stewart Heart Glitter


  1. Gorgeous cards, Kara! So happy to see as guest designer again. The pink marbling makes such a lovely valentine!

  2. Congrats on your GD assignment. Both cards are really gorgeous, and I love your vellum shaker.

  3. Congrats on guesting Kara, these are BEAUTIFUL cards!!

  4. So pretty! I love seeing you use this marble stamp again, I had to go purchase it after your first card using it. So pretty using this technique.

  5. Congrats on being a GD! This card is lovely...I like how you used the die two different ways.

  6. Love your cards Kara! I love that you show us what you did with both parts of your die cut paper, and thank you for explaining how you did your little shaker - great idea and so easy! Thanks so much for joining us as our GD at Serendipity Stamps this month!

  7. That marbled background is just gorgeous!

  8. I can’t tell you how much I love the way you used the background stamps! Beautiful cards Kara!


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