Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day

I love St. Patrick's Day. It is almost my favorite holiday. So I made this card for my Grandma. You've heard me talk about her before, she is 97, still has her own apartment, and does the Seniors Home visits for the Church. She's a very special lady.
I used a doily lace Silhouette image for my card base. I ungrouped the image and then deleted the inside row of triangles from the doily so that my image could be bigger. I expanded the center section so that it just reached the new inside row of cuts. Cut out my layers and used my printer to put my image onto my white cardstock. My cutie digistamp is from Tiddly Inks new Wryn collection.  I cut the base out of green glitter cardstock, with a white back for my sentiment. I ran the base through the printer to add the Irish verse and then went over it with my green glitter gel pen. The overlay was cut out of regular green cardstock. I cut out the center piece from white cardstock and ran it through the printer to add the image. I colored her with a combination of Prismacolor pencil crayons and my E11 Copic. I also bought another Copic. Now I have 2. I used B00 (Frost Blue) to outline my image. That's going to take some practice, but I like the look. Green Imaginisce glam rocks set with my iRock are her hair barrettes. I used my Silhouette to cut out some very small shamrocks from 3 different colors of cardstock. I placed them over the flowers in the image to create a shamrock bouquet. The centers are some very small, self-adhesive rhinestone gems found at the Dollar Store. I used an orange Gingham ribbon for my bow. For my butterflies I cut 2 sizes of orange cardstock butterflies and the same 2 sizes of a checkered vellum to go over top.
My lessons learned: Don't press down too hard when outlining your image or your thin blue line turns into a thick blue line very quickly. The blue outline does cover up any bleeds from your coloring~bonus. I did have to replace some of the shamrocks because they absorbed the blue Copic color as well.
I would like to share my card at:
Pixie Dust Studio show us your Irish, closes Mar. 14,
Card Crafter's Circle orange and green and St. Patrick's Day, closes Mar. 15,
Card Makin Mamas let's see some green, closes Mar. 15,
Simply Create Too I'm sooo lucky, closes Mar. 15,
Kaboodle Doodles show green, closes Mar. 18,
Sassy Cheryl's wearin' of the green, closes Mar. 19,
Simon Says a bit o' green, closes Mar. 21,
The Squirrel and the Fox for someone you love (My Grandma Kay), closes Mar. 23,
Deep Ocean Challenge butterflies, closes Mar. 26


Unknown said...

What a sweet card! Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

Trish and Treasure said...

Hi Barb,
What a cute card! Adorable little girl and I LOVE these butterflies and flower posy,so creative ! Thanks for playing in the challenge this week at Card Crafter’s Circle. So glad you could join us!
Trish Munro
Card Crafter’s Circle Design Team

Marjo said...

Sweet Card, the girls are adorable. Reminds me of my girls when they were little... Thanks so much for playing with us at Simply Create Too.

I have some yummy blog candy here‘s the link if you are interested

Xoxo Marjo

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Barb: Your card is so wonderful--I love EVERYTHING about it. Thank You for visiting us and entering our new challenge, Challenge #8 "I'm SssOooo Lucky!" Come back tomorrow to see our new challenge--I think you'll like it!

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

jkreucher said...

this is pure sweetness! such a darling little image colored just right!
thanks for joining us for the Sassy Cheryl wearin green challenge!

Lisa Minckler said...

I love that sentiment you've used in your wonderful card. This is just precious! :)

Thank you SO much for playing along with us at The Squirrel & The Fox for our challenge.
Good luck to you and we hope you come back next week to play along again.
Lisa xx

Sassy Cheryl said...

Great pics and a STUNNING card. The sentiment is simply perfect!
Thanks for playing in the 'wearin' green challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's. Happy Saint Patty's Day! Good luck in the drawing.

happyglitzygirl said...

Great card, lovely sentiment, thanks for playing with us at the Squirrel and the Fox, blessings Hilde

Wishcraft said...

Aww such a sweet card, really pretty :o) Lisa x

sara said...

really sweet card love the image thanks so much for joining us at deep ocean this week
hugs sara x x

Karita said...

Adorable card :)

Thanks for joining us at Deep Ocean Challenge :)