The Challenge at Sweet Stamps this week is St Patrick's Day. I love St. Patrick's Day- and everything green and not green that goes along with it- my Father is 100% Irish!
And here is one with the shimmer from the Creative Inspirations paint:
HOW To Make these cards:
-I made a DTP (Direct to Paper) swipe with a light green and a dark green ink pad
-Next, add Gesso over the ink and using a credit card, scrape it off in both directions- up/down and side to side
-Add more DTP ink in the two green colors.
-Stamp the shamrock in the darker green and in White Dye ink randomly
-Add Autumn Wheat Creative Inspirations Ink with an sponge or a stamp that has wide pattern.
-Stamp the sentiment in Black
-Cut out the Nestability and the Gold Metallic cardstock for the back layer.
-Put the Nestability back on the sentiment layer and use a dauber to gently apply color to the border
-Pierce the outer border of the Nestability.
-Using Gold Metallic thread, add a Zig Zag stitch to the top 2 layers:
***TIP- Using Metallic threads adds shimmer to your card and is a perfect way to glitz up cards for soldiers that you cannot use glitter on- Creative Inspirations Paints are another great shimmery idea- it will not rub off on the soldiers hans or get on their uniforms***
-Add the gems and the ribbon bow.
Stamps: Shamrock Duo,
Inks: Shades Dye Inks and White Dye Ink for Parchment Crafting and Black Memento Ink
Autumn Wheat Creative Inspirations Paint
I hope you will join the challenge at the Sweet Stamps blog- one randomly chosen Papercrafter will be chosen to win product from the Sweet Stamps Store. If you use a Sweet Stamps image, you will be eligable for two entries. Please check the side bar of the blog for the rules. **If you do not have any St Pat's stamps- be creative- use shamrocks or green flowers.....: )
Ribbon Carousel-Anything goes with a spooled item (thread-sewing and ribbon bow)
TopTipTuesday- Stitching and a tip ***see above***
House of Gilli- Green
Lexi's creations- Monochromatic
Love to Create- add stitching
Pan Pastels- use a ribbon
Thanks for stopping by!