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Old 02-20-2021, 02:19 AM   #1  
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Default TLC841 ~ Serendipity Squares ~ {04/05/2021}

Happy Monday and happy April to you all.
This week I am digging back into the archives - I first posted a tutorial for Serendipity Squares back in 2014 as TLC470. And the first projects I made using this predate my SCS gallery, even. It does take a little time tearing and sticking the paper, but it's kinda therapeutic, and you could just make a small quarter piece of card. Personally these days I usually make a full sheet, because it's something that I like having on hand in my background box. It's a great way of using up bits of leftover DP. I'm just adding my original tutorial, but have made a fresh sample card for today. See the attachments for photos, also included in the pdf and in the Google Docs tutorial onlineHERE. I have also added photos of the piece I made fresh for this challenge, showing just the paper scraps stuck down, and then with the stamping and spattering.

SERENDIPITY SQUARES:
1: Choose some heavy paper/light card for your base. It won’t really show, so the
colour doesn’t matter too much.
Pick out some scraps of patterned paper – they should coordinate with each other
for the best end result.

2: Tear them into small pieces. My base piece, for this, was half a sheet of kraft,
and my torn pieces are about the size of the top joint of a finger.

3: This is the slow part – stick them all onto your base layer, overlapping them. A
glue stick works well, though I usually use a foam brush and diluted PVA.
It looks like a total mess – don’t worry!!

4: Start stamping and embossing randomly on it. I used a text stamp, a leaf stamp
embossed with gold EP, a flourish stamp embossed with blue, and I stencilled
some chickenwire in orange. If you emboss, make sure the ink on regular stamped
parts is dry before you add the EP. Even with using a heat gun, I still ended up
with a bit of EP where I didn’t want it! Let your imagination run free here – you’re
not limited to stamping or stencilling.
It still looks a total mess – still don’t worry!!

5: Now – cut it into small pieces and all of a sudden your mess doesn’t look like a
mess any more, each little piece is a work of art.
Obviously they don’t have to be square , but for the best effect they should be relatively small - not much more than 2" square.

*** GALLERY SYNC ISSUES: as the gallery seems only to be updating once a day, it's helpful if you post a link to your upload here even if you don't normally bother.

Here's a link to our TLC841 Serendipity Squares gallery

Here's my card: TLC841 Eastern Serendipity

Remember to use the keyword TLC841 when you are uploading. It's helpful if you come back and leave a link on this thread, especially in case you made a typo and people may not find your card.

If you're not sure how to link your card on the thread here, here's how:
1. Open 2 windows or tabs: one window for your card and one for this thread.
2. In this thread, click on reply and type anything you want to show before the link.
3. Go to your card window. Highlight the address for your card. (It says www. splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showphoto..... and so on)
4. Click EDIT. Click COPY
5. Go back to this thread. Click PASTE.
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Old 04-04-2021, 08:19 PM   #2  
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This looks fun!
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Thank you Sabrina for this super fun challenge here's TLC841 Squares
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I made several batches of serendipity squares years ago and still have a few baggies of them around here. What an inspiration and motivation to pull them out and turn them into cards. Your samples are so pretty and a great way to use up scraps and left overs.
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Time to bring my serendipity squares to the TLC. They were some time in the making...

serendipity dressmaker...O4J.

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What a great technique. I was only sorting out my scraps of DP earlier today and wondering how I could use them in a future challenge. This is one going on my list. Thank you. Happy day
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I loved doing this!! Here's mine,

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Loved, loved, loved this technique! Thank you!!!
Here is my TLC841 Hey, Handsome.
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Here's a link to mine: ATC Serendipity Bees
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I really had fun making this card for this challenge. Here it is:

Liz's TLC841 and CT0321
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Fun challenge with so many possibilities! Here's my card:

TLC841 Serendipity Rectangle
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Fun to try this technique! Not 100% sure I'm happy with my card as it's outside of my usual comfort zone!!!

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Here is my card for the challenge. Thanks, Linda
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I love this technique. It is time consuming but worth the effort.
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Here is one from me, also for the sketch challenge.
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This card is dedicated to Anita, who suggested I try this particular challenge- she said she was sure I’d love it. I DO!!!

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Thanks for the challenge, Sabrina. Here is my TLC841 April Showers.
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Here's 2 cards I made over a week ago using this technique. Great challenge and will definitely do this again. Thanks Sabrina.

Serendipity Scallops

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