Serendipity SSCB#41 – Spring Fever!

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Welcome to the March Challenge for Serendipity Stamps! This month the challenge is Spring Fever! You can get all the details over on the Serendipity Challenge Blog.  For the Design Team, we have the added challenge of making a St. Patrick’s Day card.  And as always, we have a  have a gift certificate up for grabs to a random player.
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My card today is a little simpler than normal and the finished project has very little in common with my original idea. Everything except the little green owl with hat was pretty much reworked. Sometimes you gotta go where you gotta go. After I colored & fussy cut the little owl, I made a hat for him using a couple of punches. For the hat, I used a long neck vase punch, then cut off the vase part. Another cut was made below the curve & I turned the strip around to make a hat brim and added a yellow strip for the band. A clover punch was used for the 4 leaf clover addition.

I added a big yellow sun/moon behind the owl, the greeting in the lower right and a couple of die cut corners to balance things out. These are the Copics I used.

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And here’s a look at the inside with a leftover frame and a second owl I fussy cut. He was a test drive for the colors on the other owl and I didn’t want him to be left out 🙂

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 Please be sure to stop by and comment on all the DT blogs to increase your chances to win! And we have a special Guest Designer this month…my friend, 
Karen Dunbrook! You’re going to love her card!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps  Retro Owl, Happy St. Pat’s Greeting, Sending Lots of Love (inside)
Paper: Neenah white, dp (MME)
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Distress Ink mown grass (inside)
Accessories:   Serendipity Floral Frame & Embellishment die (corners), Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, circle dies, Copic markers, clover punch, vase punch (for hat)

9 Responses to Serendipity SSCB#41 – Spring Fever!

  1. Another great card with fun details to see. You just know how to pull it all together so well mf.
    Thanks again for suggesting that I be the GD…loved playing with the stamps.

  2. Avatar Donna Dacy
    Donna Dacy says:

    A great card for sure. I like how you think out of the box to make the hat for the wise owl. He looks as if he is dressed for the St. Patrick’s Day parade. Your coloring is great and I love your design and not forgetting the prototype for the inside. Nice touch. Great Job!!! TFS

  3. I love how you made this owl all decked out for St. Patricks day! So creative and smart! Love his hat and the inside too! Beautiful work Julie!

  4. OMG! Saw this on the challenge page and had to run over and say how wonderful this is! SO clever to turn that cute little owl green for St. Pats! Love it!

  5. What an awesome St Patty’s day card. Beautiful design.

  6. What a fun St Patrick’s Day card, Julie. Love your little owls and how creative to use the vase to make his hat. Awesome job. Your coloring as always is fantastic.

  7. Avatar Karen Amidon
    Karen Amidon says:

    This is adorable, Julie. Love how you have colored him and his hat is fantastic. So creative to use a vase!

  8. This is so cute and striking. Love it. Best wishes for Mary. Hugz

  9. Very cute and creative card!