Friday, March 4, 2011

St. Patty's Card Challenge Fun!!!

Hello crafters!  It's getting close to St. Patty's Day, and what's not to love about a holiday where everyone pretends to be Irish just to use the excuse to drink some type of green beverage, wear green from head to toe, and talk in an Irish accent... hehehe!  Ok, well not everyone, but I sure do love it and better still not only am I Irish but my Hubby's family is too so I have double the excuse right?  Any who, onto my first St. Patty's Day Craft...



The idea for this card came from a Guest Designers use of beads and glam on the front of a mini album over on the Imaginesence Blog Page.  I have tons of beads myself for jewelry making and I loved the idea of incorporating them into my card/scrapping projects.  The diamond accents come from a gift package I won for a 100 follower giveaway, as do the stamps used.  The bottom stamp on the card says, " May good luck follow you wherever you may go" is kind of hard to see in the picture but was stamped with my brown Stampin' Up Ink pad and the little shamrock was colored in with a green marker and then green/gold stickles were added on top.  I punched a circle into the outer front of the card  and used the same circle punch to  cut out the white circle that I stamped the larger shamrock on with my green Stampin' Up Classic Ink Pad.  I then used my Glossy Accents over the top of the shamrock to give it some shine and texture.  I also added small gold stickle dots to the decorative stamp part around the shamrock.  If you look closely you will see that I also distressed the circle with a gold ink pad.  I used the argyle cuttlebug folder to run the green paper through and finished it with a pre-adhesive gold ribbon.

Whew - I know a lot to read, but thanks for taking the time to look!!!

Now onto the challenges to be entered with this card:
Kleirrs Kreation - National Craft Month
Celebrate the Occasion Challenge #3 - use Green, white and 1 optional color ( mine was gold )
Southern Girls Challenge - use brads, gems or dewdrops on your project

Thank you again, and please go check out the above challenge pages to see what others have created!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

20 comments:

Melissa said...

I love this argyle back ground and the shamrock, great job! Thanks so much for Celebrating the Occasion with us!

Nadia's World said...

Love the different textures/bling that you used! Thanks for playing along with CTO!!

Nicole T.

girlia said...

Very nice lovin' the bling. Thanks for joining us this week at CTO

Dilsaver Designs said...

Great texture on your card and added bling!! Thanks for joining us this week at CTO :)

GiGi said...

What a great card! I love the backround! Thanks for playing at CTO!

Claire Langan said...

Great card Lisa. Got lots of textures and the blings added a good touch.

Lisa said...

Cute card...I love all of the embossing! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CTO!

Lisa
prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com

Paper Panther and Rayna said...

This has got to be one of my all time favorite St. Patty's Day Cards evah! Very nice -Paper Panther CTO DT
purplepeepstechniques.blogspot.com

Adrian said...

Great job! Thanks for joining us @ CTO!

Amber said...

I love that embossing and all the embellishments! Texture and Bling!!! Nice work! Thanks for celebrating the occasion with us!

Kristen said...

Great JOB. Thanks for playing with us at CTO!

Mary said...

I love all the texture and bling to your card. Great job! Thanks for playing along at CTO

Paper Panther and Rayna said...

Great card! I love all the textures & accents you used! Thanks for playing along with us at CTO!

♥ Rayna
http://purplepeepstechniques.blogspot.com/

Maquel said...

Great job! Love the texture to this card!! Thanks for celebrating with us this week at CTO!!

Maquel
http://papermaineiac.blogspot.com

Amy said...

That embossing folder is one of my faves and it looks GREAT on your card!! Nothing like a little BLING to celebrate!! :) Great card!! Thanks so much for joining us at CTO this week!!

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com

Viv said...

Very Irish! LOL! Love your bling everywhere and the glossy shamrock!
Thanks for playing at Southern Girls. Viv xx

Linda said...

I just love the details on this card! Thanks for stopping by & joining us at CTO! :)
Linda
www.fancyframework.com

Laverne said...

Very nice card...the embellishments added a perfect touch!

DIANA L. said...

Nice job! That is such a pretty card idea. Thanks for sharing and joining us at CTO

http://www.dianamlarson.blogspot.com

PINAY said...

I would have never thought they were beads just by looking at the pic. I thought they were Stickles or something... nice!

 
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