Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A Bit O' Luck

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Here's wishing you a bit o' luck on this day!

I don't usually make St Patrick's day cards. I'm not Irish. In fact, I don't think I've ever made one until tonight. I started with a plan to make some four leaf clovers with Spellbinder's heart cut outs so I could post something here to celebrate this day. Once I had those put together, I needed a background to add interest to my photo. Well, that led to an actual card ....a very dimensional card.
What do you think of those four leaf clovers?
I cut small hearts out of green cardstock & added a bit of Distress Peeled Paint ink. I shaped them & glued them to green florist wires. The card top has a green & white oval behind the check paper. I used a small oval Spellbinder's die to trace the oval shape onto the check paper and cut it out with a scissor. The curved verse is from a Crafty Secrets set called "Home Sweet Home".
I used the only green ribbon I had to create the bow. It seemed a little big at first but I love how it looks on the finished card. The tag was cut with a Spellbinder's die out of white paper. I added Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed & Pine Needles inks to it after I stamped & embossed the greeting (Hero Arts Happy Greetings) . A mist of water blended the colors.
This card was so much fun to put together!
Stamps: Crafty Secrets Home Sweet Home, Hero Arts Happy Greetings
Spellbinders Heart & Petite Oval dies, Pinking Pierceabilities
Distress Inks: Peeled Paint, Pine Needles, Mustard Seed
Papers: Cloud 9 & Imaginisce
Martha Stewart punch

May luck be with you this day!


Gail's Card Cafe' said...

I love the card! I haven't seen anyone fold the hearts when they used it for st. patricks day! that's awesome!

Debby said...

Goodness this really is striking. Cool!

Rachel Hope said...

OOOOH! This is Perfection!!!!

JenniferQ said...

Mom - I absolutely love this card! I really like the curved verse. Fabulous creation! :)