Serendipity February Blog Hop #2!

Welcome to the February #1 Blog Hop for Serendipity StampsIf you arrived here from Miriam’s blog, you’re in the right place..if not, you may want to head over there first.

The Prize – One $20 gift code will go to one random commenter from the blogs. So be sure  to visit all the blogs because you don’t know which one the winner will be drawn from. You have through Sunday Feb 5 to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win. Mary will announce a winner on Feb 6 on her Blog.  Each month a different image is 50% off. This month- it’s the Fun Heart Cling Set! The sale this time is Free Shipping on US orders of $25 or more, good until 2/19. On the first & third Wednesdays of every month., we’ll be celebrating with a Blog Hop!

To make my clean & simple St. Patrick’s Day card, I die cut all the pieces and parts out of a water color background I had in my stash. It was a largish leftover from something else, made w/ yellows & greens Brushos crystals. The colors were perfect for a St. Patrick’s Day card & the little bird was die cut out of an area where the greens faded into white. I liked the way it made him look more like a real bird w/ varied coloring. (The shamrock in his hat is part of the Little Critters die set.) The Lucky die was cut once out of the w/c bg & once out of a lime green I used underneath for a bit of a shadow. For the embossed edges, I used a scallop ribbons folder then cut away only one part to use as the edges on either side. The shamrock balloons were added w/ some Baker’s twine strings.

Here’s a look at the inside.

Please be sure to comment on all the DT will be so appreciated & also increase your chances of winning!

Mary’s Blog

Carol Mayne

Karen Amidon

Miriam Napier

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Vickie Zimmer

Marybeth Lopez

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – (inside- Happy St. Patrick’s Day)
Paper:  Staples #110 white,  Neenah white linen, watercolor, lime green
Ink:   Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:   Serendipity Birdies, Lucky, Little Critters, Shamrock dies, Brushos water color crystals, Sizzix embossing folder, TE shamrock dies, Lil’ Inker Stitched Rectangle dies

22 Responses to Serendipity February Blog Hop #2!

  1. You’ve transformed your ‘leftovers’ into a fabulous St. Patrick’s Day card! The variations in colour add such impact! Love this!

  2. Avatar Michel Espey
    Michel Espey says:

    Love this card.

  3. Avatar Denise Bryant
    Denise Bryant says:

    Love that sweet bird and shamrock balloons! Darling card, and decorated inside too!

  4. Super cute St. Patty’s Day Card!

  5. Avatar Karen Saalfield
    Karen Saalfield says:

    Julie, this is so sweet. I’m lovin’ this. It makes me want to do St. Pat’s cards (I usually don’t)

  6. Avatar Teresa Godines
    Teresa Godines says:

    Love how you used the watercolor. Beautiful!!!

  7. Avatar Gilda (McStamper)
    Gilda (McStamper) says:

    What a great card. Love it.

  8. Avatar Donna Whitten
    Donna Whitten says:

    Great use of left-overs! Love your fabulous card, and the inside is pretty also!

  9. Love that dapper little bird! And the watercolor die cuts are great. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful card.

  10. go for the green.

  11. Love all the LAYERS in your LUCKY card. Looks so Springing and Happy !!!

  12. Avatar Carla Hundley
    Carla Hundley says:

    Oh I love this
    charming card!
    The birdie is
    so cute and
    wonderful coloring!
    Carla from Utah

  13. I love this fun design! This is one of the cutest St Patrick’s Day cards I’ve ever seen! Love all the green!

  14. Avatar Mary Holshouser
    Mary Holshouser says:

    Love the St. Patrick’s Day theme.
    that day doesn’t get the attention
    I would like – it’s a fun day to
    The coloring is great.
    thanks for sharing.

  15. So cute with the bird–love the shamrock on the hat.

  16. Love your little bird with his little heart! So clever to use the water color shades to give him a white breast! Now you need a little green bird with a red head!

  17. Julie, your cards are always the Total Package, from outside to in. This colorful St. Patrick’s Day sweetie is no exception, charming and beautifully executed. Thank you for the inspiration!

  18. I love the whimsical nature of this card! The die cuts are adorable and the watercolor shades are perfect for the holiday.

  19. Fantastic card, inside and out! I love the watercolor!

  20. Wonderful St. Pat’s card! Great use of ‘leftovers’! Thanks for all of your inspiration!

  21. Avatar Gloria Sperring
    Gloria Sperring says:

    I love the watercolor effect you made on your project. Awesome!