Ok, I have to say that I had a blast creating this card! I am going to enter it into my FIRST EVER blog challenge! Whoopee, I am so excited! It’s a doily challenge on the Saturated Canary Challenge Blog. I have to say that before this challenge I was not a big fan of doilies, but after I started working with them I really got into it! The adorable little image is Frizzy Jynx by Krista Smith, the amazing artist over at Saturated Canary! I am in love with her work. I colored Frizzy with Copic markers.
I wanted to do something different with the doily, not just put it in the background of the card. I also knew I wanted to make a St. Patrick’s Day card, so I searched through my stash of Cricut Cartridges to see if I had anything for St. Patrick’s Day that might inspire me. I decided to use Cricut’s Designer’s Calendar cartridge to cut out a shamrock. After cutting the shamrock out with the Cricut I ran it through my Zyron and then adhered a 4 inch doily to it. I trimmed the edges and then inked it up using Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Antique Linen, Iced Spruce, Evergreen Bough, and Walnut Stain). I then sprayed it with a shimmer mist for the final touch! It's hard to see glimmer mist in photo......
The butterflies were punched out of an extra shamrock doily I made just in case I needed it. The shapes were created with the Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies (Labels One) and inked the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Walnut Ink).
Paper by ColorBok~Rustic Earth Tones
Photo Corners~Paper Studio
Bakers Twine~Sew Easy, Winter Green
Glitter~Lime Green Stickles
Stamps~ Luck of the Irish by Stampabilities, Happy
St. Patrick’s Day by Hero Arts
Thanks for looking! Gentle Hugs!
Happy St. Patrick's Day from my Irish boy, Roarie!