Friday, March 4, 2011

Lucky Shamrock!

Our holiday for the month of March is St. Patrick's Day, so if you celebrate it, have friends who do or you just enjoy the festivities, it's time to start playing with your shamrock stamps and greens!  (not your food, your stamp greens! lol! sorry!)
You'll find this Lucky Shamrock stamp on the inside back page of the current Occasions 2011 Mini Catalog!  Quite the bargain at only $6.95 (#121939) and it also coordinates with Stampin' Up!'s 1-3/4" Circle Punch, which means no tedious cutting trying to get a decent circle around the image!  Gotta' love those handy punches!

Garden Green cardstock, ink and Designer Series Paper (from Patterns Pack II, a retired Hostess pack; these come in so handy!) and the Textured Impressions Framed Tulips Embossing Folder are the basics of this card.  I also used sketch #140 from the Create with Connie and Mary blog (a fun sketch, too!) and the colors from the holiday and the Stampin' Celebrations weekly challenge blog.
Above is a close-up of the focal image of the card, the Lucky Shamrock image.  I've layered it over a Scallop Circle flower, which I made using two Designer Paper punchouts using the 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch.  The center of the image is highlighted with a Rhinestone which I colored with a green Sharpie marker (It's so cool to be able to color these sparkly clear SU Rhinestones to coordinate with the colors I use!).  I also added some more bling with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and 2-Way Glue Pen.
I finished the inside of my card with a strip of the Designer Paper and a shamrock stamp from the Got Treats set and "happy St. Patrick's Day" from Teeny Tiny Wishes

Thanks for visiting today!  Have a great weekend!

Margaret

Edited to add on 3-10-11:  I'm thrilled that this card was selected by Create with Connie and Mary for their Top Three Picks for this challenge, and also by Stampin Celebrations Weekly Challenge #42 for the top card (to be announced later!)!  Talk about Lucky Shamrock... I guess it really is!!  Thank you so much to both challenge blogs for picking my shamrock!  : )

13 comments:

Tiearra Burbee said...

Very beautiful Margaret!

Rose said...

Beautiful card, I love that beautiful green and your shamrock on that rosette is awesome. Excellent work.

Debbie Henderson said...

Your card is so cute Margaret. The scalloped flower is beautiful! Thanks for playing with us at CCMC!

Alycia Tedford said...

What a great card. LOVE the 3D effect created with the green scalloped flower. TFS

Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

Love this!!! So many fun patterns. And that folded scallop medallion is fabulous!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Stampin' Celebration challenge!!

Deb said...

I LOVE this card! I may have to use it for my shoebox swap next week! It is just too fun! I love the way you used the stamp and made it into a medallion! Clever! Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Hands On said...

Great card, inside and out. Super details. Thanks for joining us at the SCIC this week.

Cori said...

What a fun card! I love the scalloped punch behind that cute stamp. The inside of your card is great as well! Thanks for playing along with us at SCIC!

Rochelle said...

Fun card! Everything looks so great on your card Margaret! What a fun scalloped circle flower you made. Thanks for playing at the Stampin' Celebration this week!

Allison said...

Great card! I love all of your details. Thanks so much for playing along at Stampin' Celebration!

Mary Brown said...

OH my! I love the darker green and white together! Just really pops! Thanks for playing along this week on the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Connie Babbert said...

This is SO gorgeous, Margaret!!! I love it! Thanks for playing along with us on Create with Connie and Mary! (And congrats on making the Top 3!)

Lisa said...

Lovely card! Perfect! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary challenge!

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