Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Sparkly Irish Sunshine


St. Patrick's Day is a pretty big deal around this house...especially with a Irish husband and kiddos who LOVE their green :) We had a busy weekend celebrating over Corned Beef and Cabbage, but I was able to put together this sweet little card for my mother-in-law (shhh...I'm a little late in getting it to her, but St. Patty's is all month long around here, right? So I hope I have a pass on that one).

This card was inspired by the Sparkle and Shine Farm Fresh challenge on the Splendid Stamping blog for Greeting Farm Stamps AND the Diecuts, Punches & Cutouts challenge on the Use it Tuesday blog.

Just about all of the supplies I used for this card are old (with the exception of the yellow Copic markers I just bought last month to try my attempt at blonde hair). I literally had to blow the dust off my Creative Memories Heart punch (poor neglected lil' guy) to make the shamrock. The papers are scraps from a stash that I used for my sister's wedding a couple years go. I embossed a couple pieces for some texture using the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and a Basic Grey Sizzix embression plate. I die cut the pretty lotus background using a Spellbinders Pendant die I have never opened (and sadly, I have owned that die for over 2 years).  The sentiment is from a stamp set from Papertrey Ink, and the adorable Princess Anya stamp is from Greeting Farm stamps.

The sparkle gems added just the right touch :) I sure hope my mother-in-law likes it!

Thanks so much for stopping by for a look-a-roo!
Brittany


3 comments:

  1. Adorable! Love the colors! Thanks for joining the TGF challenge!

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  2. Love this little card, it's so adorable. Thank you so much for joining us at Use It Tuesday.

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  3. This is beautiful Brittany! Thanks for playing along with us at UIT :)

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