Good Morning Fellow Stampers :-)
Happy Monday! Off and running into a new week. We seem to be in Spring around here instead of Winter in March -- makes me wonder what April is going to bring. The tulips have poked their heads in my garden; and I'm thinking I may need to start doing some Spring cleaning of the Winter kill and start pre-prepping the area for the warmer days ahead. We've been struggling with fires around the area already too as we've just been way too dry. Now I'm hoping for a nice wet rainy Spring season!
It's time to play with The Paper Players [PP335] this week; and what a fabulous way to kick off St. Patrick's week . . . with a green and white challenge! Ready for some fun? I think I came up with a unique and befitting design today!
Doggone Delightful Stampin' Design Tips:
- Layerothology. This card base is cut from Thick Whisper White cardstock, 4-1/4" x 11", scored at 5-1/2" - a top fold vertical card. I chose Gold as my "pop" neutral color to spice up the Green and White theme - and because, of course, you can't have St. Patty's Day without some gold involved -- LOL. The background layering is a piece of Cucumber Crush designer series paper backgrounds, matted with Gold Foil. I have a piece of Gold Foil set to offset the smaller layered panel as well.
- Make a Medallion. The SAB Make a Medallion stamp set is going to be my new best friend I think :-) I used two of the smaller images to create the panel stamped background you see here. Nice and easy and a stunning look. The medallion itself is just so beautiful! I can see me using this alot! This one is stamped in Cucumber Crush and Delightful Dijon (to reflect the "gold"), and is cut with the Layering Circles Framelits; framed with a Gold Foil Stitched Shapes Framelit.
- Teeny Tiny Wishes. The Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set is full of teeny tiny sentiments perfect for all occasions - including St. Patrick's Day :-) This one is punched out with the Duet Banner Punch, and popped with dimensionals across the middle of my medallion. It is embellished with "shamrocks" I created with the Petite Petals Punch. I'll be posting a short technique tutorial a little later this week on how to create your very own "shamrocks" with this punch and the Pansy Punch. How fun is that!!!
You'll notice a little shimmer on my "shamrocks"; love that Clear Wink of Stella :-)
It's a perfect "celtic-feel" St. Patrick's card design ~ what do you think? I just really adore how this came together. I have to admit, with "springing forward" on the clocks yesterday, and a fair amount of "lounging" on a Sunday (needing some down time and all), and getting my nails done in the afternoon . . . well, it took me a while of wandering in and out of the Studio to get this put together. I was definitely "puttering" at it -- LOL :-) I hope you have enjoyed!
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Until Next Time . . .