You would think that I would have a love themed card for you today since it is Valentine' Day but I don't. I guess I am just not in the mood. So I went the other theme I chose at the beginning of the week - St. Patrick's Day. Let me show you my card and we will get started.
I started with a base card of Wild Wasabi cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4". I added a layer of Basic Black measuring 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" to this using runner adhesive. For the final layer, I went with Daffodil Delight. I cut a piece of it to be 4" x 5 1/4" and ran it through my big shot using the argyle impression folder from Stampin' Up!. I attached this to the base with the runner adhesive also.
As a backdrop for my leprechaun, I wanted to do a rainbow. I wasn't sure how I wanted to do this but I went with circles. I punched out several circles using the circle from the itty bitty punch pack. I used Real Red, Garden Green, Elegant Eggplant, Tangerine Tango and Pacific Point card stock for my colors. I attached these to my card using my 2 way glue pen and added a drop of matching glitter glue to each one. Then it was time to make my leprechaun.
Here is a list of punches used to make the top part of my leprechaun:
Top of Hat - 1 1/4" circle punch from Wild Wasabi card stock and Basic Black. The black is trimmed to make the band.
Hat Brim - word window from Wild Wasabi
Hair - scallop circle punch from Cajun Craze
Head - 1 1/4" circle from the retired Blushing Bride
Eyes - medium circle from the owl builder from Pacific Point and 1/4" circle from Basic Black
Nose - circle from the itty bitty punch pack out of retired Blushing Bride
Mustache - small petal from the blossom builder out of Cajun Craze
Neck - word window out of retired Blushing Bride
The buckle of the hat brim is made from scrap pieces of Daffodil Delight an Basic Black cut out free handed.
Body - 1 3/8" circle from Wild Wasabi
Sleeves - word windows from Wild Wasabi; these are cut in half at an angle and postitioned to get the look I wanted.
Pants - retired small ovals from Wild Wasabi trimmed flat on the bottom
Legs - word windows from Basic Black
Shoes - wide heart from the retired heart to heart out of Basic Black
Hands - scallop flower from the boho blossom punch out of retired Blushing Bride
Bow tie - smallest heart from the retired heart to heart punch and a 1/4" circle out of Daffodil Delight
Buttons - 1/4" circles from Basic Black
All pieces are attached together using a 2 way glue pen. I then added a glitter that I happen to have called Pesto to make the stripes and fill in the hat brim. I also added yellow glitter to the bow tie and black glitter to the buttons. A little white gel pen finished the eyes and nose and a black marker made the mouth. Once he was completed, I attached him to the card using dimensionals.
Well that's all I have for today. I have to get ready to take my daughter for her follow up appointment so I better get going. Thanks for stopping by today and please come back tomorrow to see what I come up with for you.