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 using crystal effects on our cards. And as always, we have a have a gift certificate up for grabs to a random player and the sale this week is free shipping on all US orders of $15 or more. Good through 3/25.
For my Spring card, rain, umbrellas, flowers and showers come to mind when I think of Spring. I started by sponging a white panel from the top left corner down using the yellow inks and sponging the pink inks from the right corner up. I die cut the center panel out of the larger one using the stitched rectangle then stamped the flower corner w/ black in the upper left. I added just a bit more color to the flowers and leaves with Copics and used a white gel pen in the flower centers. After masking the flower corner, I stamped the beaded string background with white ink and white embossed it. I wiped a bit of the ink off the lower edge to make it an angled background.
I added some crystals to some of the dots and some clear dimensional glue (the closest thing I had to crystal effects) on the rest. It was also added to all the flower centers. You can probably see it a little better in the picture above. A few extra flowers were fussy cut and added here & there. The umbrella was die cut out of white & also vellum, the center was replaced w/ the vellum & the lacy topper added along with greeting. I added a narrow white layer under the top layer and attached it back on top of the original panel. The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50 and these are the Copics I used on the flowers.
I used smaller sponged panel & umbrella on the inside along with the sponged Congratulations die cut.
|Stamps: Serendipity Stamps –Floral Lace Corner, Beaded Strings Background, Shower
|Paper: Neenah white
|Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Distress Ink squeezed lemonade, scattered straw, angel pink, worn lipstick, Colorbox frost white pigment
|Accessories: Serendipity Congratulations & Baby Bootie (bow only) die, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, nested pennant & umbrella trio dies, Copic markers, white embossing powder, crystals, clear dimensional glue, white gel pen, Lil’ Inkers stitched rectangle dies
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