Wednesday, March 17, 2021

A Lucky Penny!

Today is the third Wednesday of the month and this is my Ready, Set, Go Challenge Card! The 3 Musketeers--Kelly, Jeanette and me--are back with another challenge for March, our 47th month!  That means that next month is the start of year #5 for us--WOW!

Jeanette provided the challenge for us this month:
Our posting date is March 17th; St. Patrick’s Day… so you know I had to incorporate that into our Ready, Set, Go! theme. I did a little research and learned some interesting facts about this holiday. For instance, did you know 90% of Americans celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? I had no clue – and truthfully, I’m not even sure if that fact is accurate (how can they know???) but we’re going to go with it.


Our March 2021 Challenge is to make a card that is at approximately 90% green – BUT that’s too easy! Of course, we can’t stop there. As a child, I always loved hearing the myths about the leprechauns and their pots of gold at the end of rainbows; that always seemed to fascinate me… so the other part of our challenge is to use at least one ACTUAL coin in some way when making our cards. And one more thing just for fun – but not a challenge requirement – you’ll put a great big smile on my face if you also use a tad bit of the color gold on your card.


Have fun! I’ll look forward to seeing your cards on St. Patrick’s Day.


Ready? Set? Go!

I knew I wanted to use one of my Whipper Snapper Designs stamps as I have a few St. Patrick designs from them.  And, I knew when I saw this large wood-mounted stamp, how I could incorporate the coin!  I colored the image with my Copic Sketch Markers and layered it on two shades of green.  I added a flag of some shamrock ribbon.  The background paper is from Authentique called Lucky--it is so pretty! Then--I added a shiny penny from 2020 to the pot of gold--but last year was sure not very lucky!

Here is the inside of my card, with another WSD stamp:

Please be sure to check out the other Ready, Set, Go cards.  Here is a link to Jeanette's and Kelly's blog.  I am sure you will not be disappointed and will see a couple of great cards! I hope Kelly and Jeanette like my card. Kelly is up for the next theme, so be sure to check back to see what we are up to on the 3rd Wednesday in April.

Image/Sentiment:  Whipper Snapper Designs Rainbow Wishes/Sentiment is  Happy St. Patrick's Day

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  The Paper Cut Cougar Opaque 100# White; Stampin' Up Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive; Authentique Lucky-Lucky Three

Ink:  Hero Arts Intense Black

Accessories:  Copic Sketch Markers; Shamrock Ribbon; Penny


MiamiKel said...

Of course you had the perfect whippersnapper stamp! I had the same idea to put the money in a pot of gold except I didn’t have any type of the stamp at all LOL this is absolutely adorable and perfect for the challenge!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Barb, your adorable stamp was perfect for adding a coin - he found gold at the end of the rainbow! Such a cute card and perfect for our Ready Set Go theme! Awesome job!