Waltzingmouse Stamps St. Patrick's Day Blog Hop! I'm so glad to be able to participate. Claire provided some GORGEOUS free digital images for this hop, but don't think these images are good for only one day of the year. They can be used throughout the year. The image I used along with a good luck sentiment would be perfect anytime for someone who may need a little encouragement!
I know you are anxious to visit the other blogs, so here's a brief description of the making of the card. While listening to the Chieftans on my I-Pod, I cut the card base using A Child's Year Cricut cartridge. I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils and cut it out with oval Nestablities. Love those oval Nestabilities! (Hint, hint, Claire). I embossed the gingham paper to give it a bit more texture. I used scalloped oval Nestabilities for a base for the image. Another piece of gingham was mounted inside to peek through each shamrock. I needed thin ribbon to fit the scalloped edge of the card, so I colored some cream satin ribbon with a Copic marker (V95) to coordinate with the ribbon on the image. I had intended to use a smaller button, but when I saw this button, I had to use it. The center of the button is perfect for this card.
Last, what's the most "touristy" thing to do in Ireland? Kiss the Blarney Stone.
Here's the castle.
And on that final Irish note...
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop,
Digital image: Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper: Spring Rain(PTI), gingham(The Paper Studio)
Other: New Leaf Vintage Buttons (PTI),Oval and Scalloped Oval Nestabilities, A Child's Year Cricut cartridge, Swiss Dots Embosssing Folder, Prismacolor pencils, Copics