St. Patrick’s Day Challenge
Can you believe it’s Friday already? This week has gone by so fast, even though I’ve thought it was the next day every day. Monday I thought it was Tuesday; Tuesday I thought it was Wednesday. Thursday I panicked a bit, because I hadn’t checked to see if I was picking Amelia up from school since I thought it was Friday. I was happy to have that “extra” day, but it still has gone fast.
Next week is our Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Gathering. Of course, we’re not all local; some meet on Zoom, but it’s still fun to see everyone, even if it’s virtual. We always have a challenge to complete before the next month’s meeting. This time, it was to create anything that spoke of St. Patrick’s Day. It could be green, shamrocks, gold, rainbows, luck – whatever we wanted to do.
My idea came from the card Susan posted earlier this week. You can see it here. I turned her beautiful Valentine into a St. Patrick’s Day card.
First, I cut a square of Basic White Cardstock. It’s about 3-1/2″ square. Next, I used the heart window from the Give it a Whirl Dies to create the Shamrock. I hand cut the stem from Granny Apple Green Cardstock.
I backed the Basic White piece with a 3-1/4″ square of Pattern Party Designer Series Paper (DSP), the layered it to a 3-3/4″ square piece of Gold Foil. Before I adhered the foil, though, I used the Word Wishes Dies to die-cut St. Patrick’s and the stars from the Give it a Whirl Dies from the center of the foil layer. I die-cut the rest of the sentiment from other scraps of Gold Foil. I hate to have all that lovely foil being unused and covered up by other layers, don’t you? I took extra care to save the dot for the “i” and the apostrophe (for Patrick’s), but I still lost them. I finally found the apostrophe on the floor where it had blown off the table, but the dot is gone forever. I decided one of the Elegant Faceted Gems colored Real Red with a Stampin’ Blend would look lovely!
After I added the greeting to the card, I added the gold stars and Real Red die-cut hearts (also from Give it a Whirl).
I embossed the 4″ x 5-1/4″ Granny Apple Green layer with the Gingham Embossing Folder, then added all the layers to a Granny Apple Green card base. I will admit that most of the time I was creating this card the Lucky Charms jingle was running through my head because of the hearts, stars, and clover.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day and a wonderful weekend!