Tuesday, March 6, 2012

2nd Post of the day! St. Patrick's Day Card

WOW - 2 posts in one day. I was able to finish another card I've been working on, and found some challenges to enter it into! So let's get started (in no particular order!):
So - My card this time is a St. Patrick's Day card, which also happens to be my wedding anniversary. So lots of green, lots of bling, and lots of shamrocks.

I started with a white card blank and cut a window using my Cricut Christmas cartridge. I used my gypsy to only cut the window openings, then I re cut the window in a Core'dintations card stock that is the whitewash over green, so when sanded the green shows through. I also cut a blackout version of the window from vellum. I used my Simply Charmed cartridge and cut out a leprechaun and a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. The background paper is a very soft green (it's really hard to tell in the photo) with lots of tiny Shamrocks on it. Now here's my shamrocks for the BBTB2 challenge - they can tell me if this is acceptable. I used my Flower Shoppe cartridge and cut out the heart flower out of green card stock. I then removed 1 petal for a four leaf clover, or 2 petals for the shamrocks, and glued. I also made some regular heart flowers in a softer green. I wanted dimension and depth.
I put it all together, and added some white frou-frou from my Serenade cartridge and then loaded on the bling. Lots of green rhinestones in two tones, and gold heart rhinestones (it is for my anniversary, after all!) and a little silver shamrock charm. Stamped a March 17th sentiment, popped up with foam dots, the leprechaun is also popped with dots.
I put the pot of gold on the inside of the card, so it shows through the window, and added a sentiment.

Here it is...I love reading your comments so please let me know what you think!

 Close up of the flowers and the Shamrocks.

Close up of the window, showing the rainbow & pot of gold behind.

Here's the inside of the card...

OK - time to get on to other things today. Hope you enjoyed my card.
Thanks to the DTs for the wonderful challenges!
Blessed Be!

CAS card with sentiment - Christmas

Today I have created a card to enter into 2 challenges - 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown, Sketch Challenge # 3 & Craftyhazelnut's Christmas  - Card Challenge #62, Seeing Red.

The sketch at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown was lovely and perfect for me to use up some Christmas ribbon that I have had for some time! The CHNC Seeing Red challenge fit right in with the Christmas ribbon and the paper I found in my stacks.
I also used the Swiss dots cuttlebug folder to emboss the sentiment (to mirror the dots on the paper) after I stamped the sentiment in white.

I really liked the colors and how everything came together.

Here's a closeup of the sentiment. I love the way the embossing mimics the paper.

And here's a closeup of the ribbon and twine.

Thanks to the fabulous design teams for continuing to keep us all inspired with their wonderful challenges!