I cannot let St. Patrick's Day pass by without making my Irish Grandmother a well-deserved card.
Stamps: Simply Soft (hostess), So Happy for You (retired), Teeny Tiney Greetings, Afterthoughts (retired)
Ink: Garden Green, Daffodil Delight
Paper: Summer Sun (retired), Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Concord Grape, Brilliant Blue (retired), Garden Green, Whisper White, Brushed Gold, Hugs (retired scalloped rectangles)
Tools: Perfect Setting die (retired), 3 heart punch, mini glue dots, dimensionals
Extras: Garden Greeen big button, rhinestones
I chose to incorporate use the Sketch Frenzy Friday challenge as the basis for my card.
The upper left corner element of the sketch worked nicely for my rainbow. In order to get the same exact curve on each of my rainbow pieces I used the slight curve at the bottom of the cupcake holder in the Perfect Setting die.
My clover is 4 chipboard hearts that come together and sit on one of the retired Hugs (scalloped rectangle). The stem of my clover is from the current Simply Soft hostess set. Apparently, a 3 leaved clover is called a shamrock, and the four leaved is well...a four-leaf clover, or, so my half Irish stampin' partner tells me.
I also submitted my card to The Friday Mashup challenge. Part of their design challenge was to create a St. Patrick's Day card. The other part of their challenge was to use at least 2 punches. Well, I used a die for my rainbow, and a heart punch for the inside of my button...not sure if that counts.
I have finally gotten myself some Sharpies so that I can colour my rhinestones any colour I like. I've been wanting to do this for some time, and it was a perfect chance for this card.
My greeting on the inside...
My dear grandma is 92 and she is showered with St. Patrick's Day cards from people all over the place. It's an impressive sight to see, all the people who remember she's Irish, even if they haven't seen her for a very long time.
Hope your day is filled with rainbows and good luck even if it isn't St. Patty's Day yet!