Friday was so much fun. I spent part of the day with my little nephew Jackson. He is 5 months old and too cute for words. I loved playing with him and seeing him smile. He has a wonderful laugh to listen to and I was happy my silly little dog was able to make him laugh. Of course our doggy needed a long nap once he was gone. Working that hard made her soooooo tired!!! I so enjoyed every minute with him. It reminded me of just how fast the time goes and it is nice to enjoy a baby again.
Now let's get on with the card since I am sure I have bored you to tears by now. I decided to do a couple of St. Patrick's Day cards to share with you. Both my husband and I have Irish ancestry in our family. While we do not go all out for the day, we do enjoy the spirit of it. This first card is reminiscent of one I made last year but I like the style so much that I had to make one for this year too. Ready? Let's go!
I started with a base card of Gumball Green measuring 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4". I added a layer of 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" Whisper White. It is attached to the base with runner adhesive. The final layer on top is a 4" x 5 1/4" Daffodil Delight. I ran this piece through my big shot using an impression folder who's name escapes me right now but is not a Stampin' Up! folder. Once embossed, I attached it with the same runner adhesive. Then it was time for the shamrock.
I used Whisper White and Gumball Green card stock to make my 4 leaf clover. I wanted it to be a lucky clover so it had to have 4 leaves. I started by cutting out 4 white scallop hearts using my scallop heart embosslit and big shot. Then I punched out 4 Gumball hearts with the full heart punch. I carefully placed these inside the scallop heart embosslit being sure it did not reach the edges. I attached these to the white hearts using runner adhesive. The stem of the shamrock is just a scrap of Gumball Green that I cut free hand. I glued the stem to the card with liquid glue. I then placed and attached the petals to the card using dimensionals. The center of the shamrock is made with circle punches. I punched a white 1 1/4" circle and added dazzling diamond glitter to the edge of it using my 2 way glue pen. Next I added a 1" circle of green with runner adhesive to that. The final layer is a 3/4" circle in white. I stamped this little shamrock I had and heat embossed it using Wild Wasabi embossing powder. It is attached to the green with runner adhesive. The finished center piece was attached to the card using a dimensional.
My greeting comes from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set. I stamped it onto white using Gumball Green ink and punched it out with the modern label punch. I brushed the edges with Daffodil Delight and layered it onto a Gumball Green modern label. The finished piece was attached to the card using dimensionals.
The final touch to this card is the rhinestones. I added these after I had the shamrock and greeting secured down. I just felt the background need a little pizzazz!!
Well that is all I have for you today. I hope you come by tomorrow and see what I have for you. Thanks for dropping by today!!!