Thursday, March 14, 2013

Trying a new technique St. Patty's Day card

Hello everyone. Its me and I'm back with another St. Patrick's Day card.

This card has a technique I saw a while back but haven't tried it until now.

I needed a background and wanted to use one of the embossing folders I have but have yet to use.
(I bet I'm the only one of you that this has happened to. lol)

Here is what I did...
I took a piece of black cardstock and glued shamrocks around the edges.
(I didn't need them in the center for this card.)
After it dried I ran it through my Cuttlebug using a Sizzix folder I don't know the name for (sorry).
Then I trimmed it to the size I needed for this card. (5.25 x 4 in.)

I love how this turned out and will be using this technique for future projects.

Here is my card.
Thanks for looking.

*Card base 5.5 x 4.25 in.
*Shamrock background 5.25 x 4 in.
*Shamrocks from Cricut Create a Critter 2 cut at 2 in.
*Sizzix embossing folder (? name)
*Sentiment stamp. (I think it is a Fiskars but unsure and ? name)
*Clover colored with Copic pen (YG03) outlined by Gelly Roll metallic green pen
*Green frame 4-1/8 x 2-1/2 in.
*Black frame 3-7/8 x 2-1/4 in.
*Inked all edges with black ink.
*Ribbon by Holiday Inspirations from Joanns.

Thank you for all of your sweet, kind comments.

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  1. Great idea for your background. i will have to give this a try. And yes I have a few embossing folders I have bought and not used. Guess we all do it, buy something because its a good deal and then forget we have it. Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB this week. Kim Ogden

  2. very cute!!! Thank you for linking up to Tara's first Linky Party over at Craftin Desert Diva's.


  3. Love that bg!! Very pretty card. Thank you so very much for joining our 'Luck of the Irish' challenge at Exploring Cricut!!!! :)

  4. Love your card and technique. Great design and colours. Thank you for entering in Creative Card Crew challenge.
    Lou DT.

  5. This is a lovely card. Thanks for playing along at the Creative Card Crew Ribbon challenge. Cheers FiLoMa.

  6. Great card D, and I too have used this technique - isn't it fab:-) Have a great weekend.

  7. This is a great card. I love how you did that embossing. I wish Sizzix printed the name of the folder on the actual folder. I used to be really good about writing it on the folder but that got old ;).

    Rebecca, Fantabulous Cricut DT
    I would love to have you visit my blog!
    Check out my new challenge blog DT call!

  8. Awesome project. I love how you made the background. That embossing looks great. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardz.

  9. Love the embossing and thanks for sharing with us at Exploring Cricut.

  10. Lovely card! Great technique. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Creative Card Crew. Hope you have a wonderful day!

    - Jenn DT

  11. Thank you for all the sweet comments.
    Please come back real soon and see what I'm working on next.
    (If I enter your challenges I have been an email follower of yours or am now. Thank you one and all. Your wonderfully inpiring projects help to keep my crafting mojo going.)

  12. Like the layers on your card. I host a wkly challenge at Mark's Finest Papers Simple Salutations in which the challenge this wk is St Patrick's Day. Membership to join MFP is free. Please join, enter & let them know I sent you.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    MFP SS Hostess

  13. Great idea for background paper:-) So glad you could join us at FCCB!


  14. Love this technique it looks fantastic!!!!! Lovely card!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Whimsical Designs!

  15. OMGosh I love this idea of your background! How clever of you!! Your card is fabulous, love the embossing and of course your shamrocks are perfect! Love that shamrock ribbon too! Thanks for joining us at My Paper Crafting Cricut challenge ;-)


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