Sunday, March 5, 2017

Savvy 7 ~ March Blog Hop ~ Luck!

It's time for another blog hop with the Savvy 7 & Friends!! The theme this month is... Luck! I've always enjoyed the fun of St. Patrick's Day... parades, leprechauns, rainbows, shamrocks, etc. I decided to go with a St. Paddy's Day card for this hop.

I was at a loss, though, on what stamp set to use for this card. I knew for sure that I wanted to use my Celtic Knot embossing folder so I went ahead and embossed just a plain white piece of card stock.

Then I remembered I had this sweet little owl! Isn't he the cutest?! I just love his hat... and that bow tie! I stamped him on a piece of white card stock with Memento Tuxedo black ink and then I colored him using a bunch of Copic markers that I'll list in the details at the end of my post. Once I finished coloring him, I decided he needed something... I had just received an order with a fun new die called Love Showers Layers and it has this cute little stitched umbrella!! Isn't that just perfect! I cut out two umbrellas - one in white and the other in black. I colored the top of the umbrella with the same Copic markers I used on the hat and the bow tie and then cut off the tip and the handle. I then adhered the colored umbrella over the black die cut umbrella and adhered it to the owl. Doesn't it just add that little something?! I love it!

I layered all the white pieces on different green card stocks... the owl and sentiment are on Cucumber Crush mats and the Celtic Knot piece is on a Garden Green mat. I was surprised to discover that I don't have many rich green shades in my collection of ribbons, but I did find this New Leaf Satin ribbon that I recently bought from Papertrey Ink and I think it worked just fine! I layered all the pieces with some liquid glue and then layered the entire panel on a white card base.

Here's a close up picture of the little owl! I love him!

Here are the products I used for this card:
Stamps: Owl, I Do Say (Unity)
Card Stock: white, True Black (PTI), Garden Green, Cucumber Crush (SU!)
Copics: E0000, 31, 33, 34, 37, 41, 42; C00, 3, 5, 7; G03, 09, 17; Y13, 17; YR15, 24
Adhesives: Tombow Mono Multi (SSS)
Tools: Celtic Knots embossing folder (Darice)
Miscellaneous: New Leaf Satin Solid ribbon (PTI)

Thanks for stopping by!

See ya next time.
~ Crystal

Be sure to check out the rest of the fabulous creations on the hop!