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>> Thursday, March 4, 2010

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Thursday!

I think it's probably true when people say "Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day". How you could not love shamrocks and singing and parades and beer and all that GREEN? Maybe even green beer, lol. Coming from an Irish family (on my mom's side), I can definitely say that the greeting on my card is true! I think they all have a piece of the blarney stone in their pockets.

For my background, I drew a simple grid with a black sharpie, then drew over the lines with a couple of green waterbased markers and a blender to spread out the color. I stamped the Hatfull of Shamrocks twice, colored them with markers and cut out some of the shamrocks and attached them onto the base image for a little dimension. I cut a buckle out of a scrap of metallic gold and attached it.

The clover sprigs were also colored and cut out. I die cut three solid hearts out of a sheet of glitter foam and arranged them behind the clover sprig. The greeting was stamped twice (so I could split it), the corners rounded and then edged with markers.

Thanks so much for stopping by! All this green is sure to have those Irish eyes smiling!






Supplies:
stamps: Hatfull of Shamrocks. Clover Sprig, Smiling Irish Eyes Greeting
paper: white, emerald green
ink: Ancient Page coal
accessories: emerald green glitter foam sheet, Cuttlebug heart die, Spellbinders Labels 2 die, small corner rounder, green stickles, foam tape, markers & blender, black Sharpie

6 comments:

Jennifer E. said...

Awesome! I love all the detail on this card! Great job creating the background and cutting that image out! :-)

Samantha said...

This is truly gorgeous! The coloring is awesome, as is the design. Great card!

Debbie Seyer said...

This is just wonderful!

Cathy Indelicato said...

Awesome - great job cutting out the image!!!!

Cherie said...

Awesome! Just love the whole concept! TFS!

Sue said...

Fabulous Card Julie! Very impressive - I love how is all came together!

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