Wednesday, July 19, 2017


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Beth Chiu (that's me!)

I have two cards to share with you today. The first features the gorgeous Goldfinch stamp. I couldn't wait to play with this image...we have so enjoyed watching the throngs of g0ldfinch visiting our bird feeder this summer!

To create this card, I first stamped the image using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with the Copic markers shown below. I also used BG 0000 and BG 000 on the background.

I then cut out the image using an oval die and placed a black paper doily behind it. I placed foam sheeting behind the goldfinch oval and mounted it on yellow cardstock. A black and white ribbon was placed between the layers and at the top of the oval. A touch of green jute ribbon was added at the top as well. This was then placed on a purple mat and adhered to my black A2 card.  Finally, I placed little jewels and the Serendipity Stamps Thanks die on the front.

My second card used the awesome SS And I Think to Myself die.

This little 4x4 card was so easy to make! I created the background using Distress Oxide Inks in Cracked Pistachio, Broken China, and Peacock Feathers.  I then stamped the sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black ink, cut it out using a circle die, added a scalloped circle frame in black, and popped it up using foam sheeting. I added this onto a square frame and added some black jute ribbon and sequins. Super fun and easy!!

Thanks everyone for visiting my very first post as a member of the Serendipity Stamps Design Team! I am proud and honored to be joining this group of amazing artists!

Have an awesome week everybody!!


  1. beautiful Finch and the blue background is really pretty

  2. beautiful cards...I just made a card using the second card sentiment the other it.

  3. Beautiful cards Beth! Welcome to the team!

  4. The black doily adds a bit more sweetness !
    Thanks for showing!

  5. Two beautiful cards Beth! Love the backgrounds you have created! Welcome!

  6. Congratulations on the new blog; looks great! As for your cards: stunning x two! I'm especially taken with the second; the background is lovely!

  7. I love your beautiful card! The colors in the bird are amazing!

  8. Yay Beth! We are so excited to have you as the newest member of the Serendipity Stamps Design Team!!!! And wow - what an entrance! Your blog looks great and your cards are fabulous! That goldfinch is ready to fly off the page and my favorite little detail is the lovely long tail you have on the Thanks die cut! And I'll be saving your "And I Think To Myself" card to my CASE board - love it!

  9. Love your coloring. Thanks ever so much for sharing.
    Copics and oxides inks are so incredible.

  10. Beautiful cards.
    Love the use of the black.
    I can hear (either Frank or Bing -
    having a senior moment - might be
    neither one) singing the sentiment
    in the second card.
    thanks for sharing.

  11. Beth, you've done such a wonderful job, coloring the goldfinch! He looks just like the ones outside my window!

    Love the oxide backgrounds.

  12. Oh both cards
    are so pretty!
    Love the bird
    and the colors
    on the second card.
    Carla from Utah

  13. Wonderful coloring on the bird card and I like the background on the second.

  14. Lovely cards! Pretty layering and color combos! Love the Goldfinch and the pretty 'And I Think to Myself' stamp! That one reminds me of my Dad! :)

  15. Love that sweet little bird and the oxide background is awesome. Hugz

  16. Nancy from East CobbJuly 22, 2017 at 2:11 AM

    Amazing work and I loved the color combos you used Beth!

  17. Beautiful Beth!