Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Flowers with Serendipity circles

I played with the Serendipity technique in the last few days, so today I decided to make a few cards with one of them. I have made squares, rectangles and hearts in the past and wanted to change it up so decided to make circles!!  I die cut  five 2 inch circles (SX) out of my quarter sheet of blue/green serendipity paper.  I cut blue scallop circles to layer below them using my Nestibilities and added a ripped vellum circle above it along with a die cut button tied with white thread.
I stamped my light blue card fronts with my Worn background stamp (SU) using light gray ink but my stamp must have been stained a bit because it looked much more green than gray but it worked anyway.  I used the same supplies for each card - a strip of handmade washi tape, a large white rick rack border die cut (SX), a couple of sprigs of green leaves (SU), a 6 inch length of blue ribbon and an *always* tag in light green.  As you can see I managed to make two portrait and three landscape cards that are all a little different.

On the top left, I used a blue gel pen to add some faux stitching to the border and sewed it to the card front as well.  I added thread to the tag and included it in the ribbon bow.  I added iridescent glitter glue to the scallops of the circle.
On the top right, I used a short piece of white gros grain ribbon on my tag instead of the thread and tucked it into the rick rack border and paper pierced the scallops on my blue circle layer.
On the first landscape card, I used a Star Dust glitter gel pen to add dots to the scallops and faux stitching to the rick rack border.   I sewed the ribbon and the rack rack border to the card front and put my white gros grain ribbon on the back of my tag.

On my second landscape card, I wavy cut the edge of my circle, used the Star Dust glitter gel pen to add a wavy line and swirls in the scallops of my blue circle and used two pieces of washi tape.
On my third landscape card, I used a white gel pen to embellish the scallops of my blue layer and positioned the gros grain ribbon on the front of my tag.
It was fun to make five cards that used the same supplies in different layouts.  This serendipity is quite subtle compared to others I have made so it was interesting to work with lighter colours.  Love the way my washi tape looks on these cards.
I have a few more sheets of serendipity to work with so there will be more cards coming!!  Some are red and green which I will use to make Christmas cards.
If you have never tried Serendipity you should.   It uses up scraps and gives you new paper to craft with!!
Check out this posting for links to several tutorials.