Monday, March 11, 2013

Sweet Stamps- St Patrick's Day

The Sweet Stamps Challenge this week is St Patrick's Day:

  I stamped the image and sentiment, embossed it with Fantasy Gold embossing Powder. I colored the fun leprechaun with Copic Markers.I used Copic Texturizing -a Technique Junkies technique- on the clothes and the beer mug.

 My Dad is 100 % Irish!  Here is a little FAQ- did you know in the old days- newspaper gossip columnists used to go to the bars and would get alot of 'scoop' there. The bar serves beer in Pints and that is where, "Mind your P's and Q's came from! 

Here are the Sweet Stamps products I used on my card:
Leprechaun Image HERE
Irish Blessing Sentiment HERE
Copic Markers-Sketch sets HERE
Ranger clear embossing ink HERE
Fantasy Gold EP HERE

Double Line Tape HERE
Embossing Folder Spots HERE
Nellie Snellen Multi Frame Oval Die HERE
Cheery Lynn Celtic Chain Die HERE
Bo Bunny DP- Father Christmas (bottom) and Vicki (top)  HERE
Stickles HERE
Rhinestones HERE

I want to share how I made the oval with the sentiment panel:
 I make templates with all of my die sets (I am very visual....)

OK- so looks like the sentiment fits, but to check and make sure it really will, I hold the template and the embossed panel up to the window:
 You could also use a light box for this part. Yep- it will work : ) 

I made a template of just the oval portion and cut it out..... Then, I will reposition and then cut out the sentiment. I save the oval portion in my template set for the next time I want to do this.

I hope you will join in the challenge!  Every entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at  Sweet Stamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! Please note- there is a limit of 10 challenges for each entry.The winner is chosen by so everyone has a chance to win!

****We also have a monthly challenge from began 2/15-3/14- Triple Stamping HERE  ****Note this challenge ends this week****

 Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenge or click on the links below.
Sweet Stamps Design Team:
*   Bonnie Calypso *
 * Dawn B  *   Jacki   *  Joni 
                                     *  Kendra  *  Linda                                             
                                          Shelly  (you are here)  Tamara 

Make it Monday- Always Anything Goes- and a fabulous place to discover some great papercrafters!
Make My Monday- Heat Embossing
The Pink Elephant- St Patrick's Day (use Green)
There She Goes- Shades of Green
Amusing Challenges- Beer/Rootbeer/wine
Sentimental Sundays- Use three  embellishments that start with a B- 'bling x's 3' used three- EP, rhinestones and stickles

Thanks for stopping by!


Karli said...

Luv it! Especially the embossing & the coloring. Another great card!

Penny said...

What a fun card, Shelly! Love that image, your coloring, the sparkle, your design, papers, & that fab sentiment! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Emily Keaton said...

Your St. Patrick's Day card is just fabulous, Shelly! Such a cute leprechaun :-)

Donna said...

One stunning card, Shelly! Love the image and the sentiment. I've never made templates before but what a great idea! Thanks for the picture tutorial!

Kathy said...

Shelly, this is so fun. Love the image embossed in gold and colored, such a fun technique. The sentiment is so cool, too. Funny, I never knew what mind your Ps and Qs stood for and I'm all Irish!

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful card! Love the little tutorial as well!

froebelsternchen said...

such a fun card and how clever is this? Thanks for sharing Shelly!

Terry said...

Such a sweet and fun little card! Love that image! You always add just the right amount of charm!

Anonymous said...

I had no idea that is where the saying came from, thank you for sharing that snippet of information.
Such a great card and it is only right you should embrace your Irish heritage.

Laura Mackie Stampin' Up! said...

Such a lovely card - cute leprechaun too thank you for joking us this week at Make My Monday, Laura xx

Mynn xx said...

Fabulous card and amazing tips! Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

kiwimeskreations said...

Very cute card Shelly - love the little fella, and the 'blessing'. Thanks for the tips you gave re positioning and finding the right size of dies.

Tracy said...

This is great Shelly. The gold embossing is fun and different and I love all the Celtic designs. Thanks so much for playing at TSG!

Heather P. said...

Super cute!

jonim52 said...

Great idea with the oval template! Love the gold embossed lepruchan.

lalkygirl said...

What a fab fun st pats day card ,love the image
Thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
Tracey x

Sandy Fredrick said...

Love the design and beautiful coloring on the Leprechaun. Love the added sparkle and Celtic Chain border die. Awesome idea on the templates for the dies, thanks for sharing.

Laura said...

Shelly, The first thing I thought what a FUN card! Cute leprechaun! And love the Gold Embossing. Very clever with the templates.TFS

Unknown said...

Shelly what beautiful coloring on the leprechaun!! The gold embossing is awesome too. Love the tidbit on the P&Q's. You have quite a technique for your dies too!!

Tamara Morton said...

Great Card Shelley, love the embossing and tutorial

Chris said...

Love your note about Ps and Qs - who knew you could learn such interesting facts on a stamping blog!?! :) The image looks great embossed in gold and then colored...thanks for playing along with my Amusing Challenges this week - I appreciate it!

Julie M said...

Super card, Shelly - all the ingredients for a Paddy's Day greeting!

Happy St. Patrick's Day from here in Ireland - and thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week.

Julie :o)

Tameko said...

Such a wonderful festive card. Thanks for sharing your template idea, and for joining us at Sentimental Sundays!