Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Lucky Shamrocks

Today's card was inspired by the sketch & alphabet challenge at the Fusion Card Challenge blog and will be applied at several other challenges that are Green and White themed this week- like the ones @ heARTfelt stamping challenge, Craftaholics R Us & the Paper Players.

For this card, I dug out some supplies that I haven't used in a while and that have been in my stash for at least a decade or more...specifically the Galaxy Gold Brilliance ink pad, the Jeweled Gold embossing powder from Stampendous, the large, retired alphabet stamp set from CTMH, the retired sentiment and single shamrock stamp from TAC, the shamrock die from Quickutz and the free paint chip strip from Lowe's. 

I started with a side folded A2 white card base, gold glitter cardstock scraps, a small green patterned paper scrap and a small, dark green DieCuts with a View paper scrap. First I repeatedly, randomly stamped the shamrock all over the front of the card in the Brilliance Gold ink and heat set it. Next came stamping the LUCKY letters in versamark ink onto the paint chip -heat embossing it with the transparent gold glitter embossing powder just turned out so gorgeous!

I then stamped the Happy St Patrick's Day sentiment in a deep green dye ink from TAC, and trimmed and mounted it on gold glitter cardstock, leaving a super thin border showing around the edges on all four sides. I trimmed and corner rounded the green patterned scrap, cut a thin strip the same height of 5 1/2" as the card front from more gold glitter paper, diecut the shamrock and lightly sanded it to highlight some of the texture inherent with this brand of paper.

First step in final assembly is to line the gold strip up on the far right side of the card and butt the stamped paint chip tightly up against it. Green patterned paper is attached flush along the card spine  with the sentiment overlapped on top. Everything is held together with the super strong adhesive from my ATG gun except for the shamrock that is popped up with foam dots on top of the "blob" of gold floss.

All finished now and this cute card is headed on it's way to a March card swap friend. If you are interested in getting involved in any card swap groups, there are some excellent ones being run over on FaceBook -which is where I participate and have for over a year now...it's a lot of fun!
~Come join us~


  1. What a great St Patrick's Day card Kathy; a fabulous take on the sketch and your use of the paint chip strip is inspired! Your greens and gold works really well together. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

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  3. Great card! Thanks for sharing at Craftaholics R Us!
    ~Owner/DT Janis

  4. Wow, what a great use for the paint strip--love how you stamped on it. Such a fun St. Paddy's day card...thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Players!

  5. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Craftaholics, good luck!!! Amy DT

  6. A fabulous St. Patrick's Day card, filled with texture and sparkle! So thrilled you shared your artistry in the FUSION gallery!

  7. SO fun! I love the green strip background you stamped the LUCKY on!!! Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Players.

  8. Really fun - I love how you manage to pull in so many different items (supplies and stamp makers!) and put it together for one great look! Thank you for playing along with my green heARTful stamping challenge!

    1. thanks -it was a fun one to use up things from my stash and bring them back to life!