Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Sweet Stamps and St. Patrick's Day

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!

 I decided to make TWO versions of this card as long as I was at it.....

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.

Products used:
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.....: )

Everybody Art-Monochromatic
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!


jonim52 said...

Love the effect on the background. Great tutorial.

Darlene said...

Wow, Shelly! You have me speechless! These cards are simply devine. You took a lot of pains with their creation too. Thanks for all of the deets on how you made them. Sounds complicated, but the finished results are certainly worth every minute! Nicely done!

Unknown said...

Wow what a beautiful card Shelley!!! Love what you did with the paint!!!!Have a great day!!!!

Bon Bob’s Delights said...

Pretty card!!! Love the shade of green and the gorgeous bow!

Dawnll said...

Really like that you used Creative inspiration paint on your project=beautiful background
Have a sweet week

Sandy Fredrick said...

Awesome card. Love how you made you background paper, such soft colors. The stitching and piercing is wonderful. Love it.

Theresa said...

Your St. Patrick's Day cards are very nice. I love the color of the ribbon. Your background paper turned out lovely.

jimlynn said...

These are fantastic looking Shelly! Love the sewing on here and the big bow. Fabulous cards.

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful card Shelly!! Love the paper you created, so pretty!! Love the shimmer!

Lorraine said...

Beautiful! I love the cool backgrounds! Thanks for sharing how you made them!

Krisha said...

These are very cool looking cards, loved the tutorial. It is so much fun to ix it up with ink, paint and stamps. Thanks for sharing

Jane Wetzel said...

love everything about this card and tfs.. :)

Anonymous said...

These are lovely! Gorgeous ribbon!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card and fabby Top Tip Too! lovely to see a card with a sentiment as the focus too,
Thanks for joining in with us at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge this time, Hope you can come play again soon, hugs Samantha :0)

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous card, I absolutely love the colours and the bow is fabulous. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

trisha too said...

What a lovely card, Shelly--beautiful soft greens, so sweet!


Ali Manning said...

This is beautiful - I love the stitching!

Michele said...

this is a beautiful card and i'm grateful for the tutorial. i'll have to try a background like that! thanks. xo

Lynn Stevens said...

ohhh so soft and pretty. i need to make some St. paddys day cards, Thanks for the inspiration.
hugs Lynn

kiwimeskreations said...

Shelly these are fabulous :-) Love the ribbon, it really makes the card come to life.

Jackie Randolph said...

Absolutely gorgeous Shelly!! Thank you for joining us at Love to Create Challenge this week!

Darlene said...

These are GORGEOUS Shelly ... thanks so much for sharing your technique! I'll be bookmarking to give it a try later. BEAUTIFUL!!
Hope to see you at Joan's in March!

Stacey Adams, SweetStamps.com said...

Beautiful cards Shelly! Awesome job on the backgrounds, it's fun to get inky! The stitching and added embellishments are great!

Sandi McLean said...

Gorgeous cards Shelley! I am sure they show even better IRL. Thanks for the steps!! Hugs,

Crafty and Green said...

Such a Great Card- I LOVE the GREEN! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge!! Come share your creativity & Join us again soon!

Many Blessings,

Deneen said...

Great St. Patty's Day card, I love the zig-zag stitch you used. Thanks for joining the Stitches Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

Caroljenks said...

Gorgeous card and I love the verse.

Thanks for joining in with our Stitches challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday, don't forget we love it when you share your Top Tips with us and yours is fab, thanks for sharing - our favorite tip wins a prize!

Carol x

Mynn xx said...

What a beautiful St. Patrick's day card! LOVE the double stitching--and your sentiment is great! :)

Jacqueline L. Challiss Hill said...

Gorgeous card. Love the stitching and the ribbon.

Jo said...

Fab cards, gorgeous greens, love the ribbon & stitching. Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time and good luck.
Jo x

Leanne said...

Lovely card and fantastic tip - thanks for sharing.

Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday! Hope to see you again!

Remember, you can enter 3 creations and 3 tips - 6 chances for prizes!!