A Scraphappy Southernbelle

Monday, March 9, 2009


Hey yall! This week at The Cuttlebug Spot, we have a unique challenge goin on. It is a fun technique called 'Serendipity Embossing.' Here is the link to Brigita's blog where she has a video on how to do this fun technique:


Isn't that the coolest? Thanks to Brigita for a great tutorial!

I had so much fun making this card. I really enjoyed trying the new technique. It really is easy and fun!!! After I watched this video, I knew I wanted to put a softer spin on my 'serendipity embossing.' I wanted my stamped image to really stand out. So I used 2 shades (one light and one dark) of cream colored cardstock and one cream colored tulle patterned paper. Here is a picture of my collage so you can see it a little better:

Next, I trimmed off the excess around the edge:

I chose to emboss with the Swiss Dots folder to keep it simple. I noticed after you embossed it flattened a tad. I still wanted some of that dimension, so I pulled up around the edges (you will be able to see this on the card):

Then, here is the card that I created for this week. This is one of my southernbelle stamps I have not used yet, so she is making her debut today. LOL. This stamp is called 'Belle of the Ball' and she just cracks me up! I love how sassy she looks. I told my husband if we were ever to go to a costume party, I would so wear something like this. It is so me. I used my watercolor pencils and watercolored the image. I used pop dots to adhere her to the 'serendipity embossed' background. Next, I mounted all of this on some maroon colored cardstock to bring out the reds in her dress. Then I cut my base for my card out of the same cream colored, tulle patterned paper. I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in 'Fired Brick' to highlight the edges of the card. Next, I used my sewing machine to sew on a pleat of tulle. Then, I added a cream colored flower, some more tulle, and a blingy brad. I stamped my sentiment, which says "Charmed, I'm Sure!" (so perfect for this stamped image...LOL). I used the same ink to distress around the edge of it as well. Last, I adhered everything down. Here is my card:

Isn't she the funniest? I love it! LOL

Close up of the flower and tulle:

To show the dimension:

Also, I decided to make another card using this technique to show bolder cardstock used. For this one, I used black and red cardstock with a rose patterned paper. I embossed with the Music Notes Cuttlebug folder. I stamped my image on and watercolored her. Isn't she cute? Love her! The sentiment says "I've got your back!" LOL. Love it! I also used the Swiss Dots embossing folder to emboss one of my scalloped ovals. I also incorporated some red ribbon and a red flower. Here is the 'serendipity embossed' paper before:

Here is my card:

I used red stickles on her lipstick, undies, and high heel shoes to give her some bling.

So do come on over to The Cuttlebug Spot and join us for a fun challenge. Here is the link for you:


Thanks for stoppin' by! Take care and have a wonderful week!
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Caitlin B. said...

Beautiful cards Aymee!! I'm going to have to try this later on!!


Bree/Reilly said...

That is a wonderful technique and love how you used it - great cards.

campbelljudy1228 said...

Those are some cute and beautiful cards. I love both of them. You are so awesome and well talented.
I will have to try this also. Keep that inspiration going!!

Anonymous said...

WOW! Aymee, what an awesome job you did with that technique! Love 'em both, but that first one is a favorite! Love that stamp!

Carter'smomaw said...

Very Pretty Cards!!!! I like the look of this technique. I like how it can be made to look soft or bold and how is can be versatile. I really enjoy seeing all the wonderful little details you put into your work. Its those details that make them really stand out:)


Susan (peebsmama) said...

You really went to town with this technique. Cool cards.

AUsome mom said...

These are so frickin cool! I love this look! That dress is to die for and I can SO see you in it! Great job on both of these Aymee!

The Princess said...

I LOVE that technique!!! Great job!!


"Um Buggin" said...

What ana awesome job on both cards Amyee!! I love them both, TFS

Hugz, xx


"Um Buggin" said...

You did a fabulous job on both card Amyee! I love them both, but I have to say the first one is my favorite. TFS

Hugz, xx


Rleen said...

Aymee, thank you so much for the lovely comment in my card. I really appreciate it.

Your cards are stunning. I love them both. This is a cool technique and I love it.