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>> Friday, February 4, 2011

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

And a Top o' the Mornin' to you!
I hope you're keeping warm this Friday. A lot of folks have had 'snow days' this week and if you're one of them, I hope you have lots of stamps to help you through.

My little Irish Teddy is all decked out in his shamrock vest and hat and he can't wait for St. Paddy's Day. Green (any shade) is my all time fave color so if I wasn't already of Irish descent, I would still love the wearin' o' the green! Teddy was stamped twice, colored w/ markers and cut out. I layered the extra head and right arm/leg on top of the base image for a little dimension. I stamped Everything Irish w/ rainbow ink and die cut w/ an oval die. I used a larger, oval shaped die for the green and since my greeting is unmounted, I was able to curve it slightly to fit the shape.

I stamped the woven plaid w/ the same ink for the background, then stamped the little shamrock on top. On the darker green, I inked the woven plaid w/ a dk green marker and used this for the little brad like circles and little shamrock punch outs. The finished card measures 5.5 x 4.25.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great Super Bowl weekend!

stamps: Paddy Bear, Top o' the Morning!, Everything Irish, Woven Plaid, Four Leaf Clover
paper: white, lt green, emerald green
ink: Ancient Page coal, Kaleidacolor Melon Melody rainbow ink (only the greens & yellow part)
accessories: markers, ribbon, oval and shaped dies, small shamrock punch, 1/4 inch hole punch


jonim52 said...

Oh my goodness Julie this is over the top cute! Thanks for the inspiration.

Pam said...

Totally adorable! I love the way you bent the sentiment to work on the oval.

Karin said...

Oh the background looks so great! Love the bears popped up head :)

1CardCreator said...

This is adorable, love the bg too.

Sue said...

I love it!! You always go the extra mile - bending the sentiment and stamping the green paper before you punched out the shamrocks! AND your colors are just so bright and cheerful!

Jennifer E. said...

Beautifully done! Love how you used so many different stamps on this card!

Samantha said...

Your cards always make me say Wow! and this one is no exception. Beautiful job Julie!

One4Joy said...

adorable, Julie! I especially like the hues of green in the center!

Barbara said...

What a great card, Julie. The background looks like fabric, amazing.Truely a great card!!

Bev Gerard said...

Oh what Irish FUN! This little teddy is a true smile-maker! Happy, Happy to have checked this out!


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