Hello Fellow Stampers -
TGIF! And boy am I glad this week is over!! I'm way behind on today's post, and I hope you don't mind. I just had such an incredibly tough week, and could not get this post done and up when I really had wanted to. Today, although an Off-Friday, turned out to be somewhat busy with errands, and dentist appointments, and just sort of not quite getting where I wanted to on things. But here we are; and all's well that ends well, right ? :-)
It's Mojo Monday [MOJO487] challenge time. Some of you may know that Mojo Monday is a Verve-based challenge. Although they welcome all brands of stamping products, Verve is the sponsor of the challenge. As such, a lot of the entrants use Verve products. This week, the challenge offered a free digital set for download and use if you wanted. And I wanted!!! LOL The sweet St. Patty's focused set is available until March 17th -- so help yourself :-) And enjoy . . .
Working with digital stamping is a little bit different than regular rubber and ink; so be prepared!
So today's design is not Stampin' Up! oriented (although there are some Stampin' Up! products used here).
I had a lot of fun just digging through my supplies and finding items so create this fun design today. I have lots of cool things I've collected over the years in my stash, and it's nice to pull them out once in awhile and play!
This card is cut from Thick Whisper White cardstock, and then has a mat layer of Old Olive.
Then we dip into some fun ! :-)
The pretty little piece of white dotted lime green designer paper is a piece I located in my special stash.
Since I like to pick up paper on my travels and in other stores, I'm sure this is something I bought at some special store and was keeping for a rainy day.
FYI - there is a wonderful paper craft store on Main Street Montrose that I like to visit when I'm there. And boy does she have the paper!!
I wrapped my color choices around this designer paper I used.
So when I went digging through my ribbon drawer, I found this perfect wire-edged green ribbon that matched perfectly. But I wanted something a little more to it, so I edged it with Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla 1/2" Lace Trim on each side - worked perfectly!. That piece is wrapped around the layers before they are adhered to the card front.
I pulled out a Gold Metallic Doily - because of course, 'Patty's Day is all about finding gold at the end of the rainbow, right?? LOL
That has been centered with a circle, cut with the Layering Circles Framelits, and then embossed with the retired Perfect Polka Dots TIEF. I'm so glad I hold on to certain retired items!
This is where the Verve Lucky Day digital set comes into play - along with a few Copics ;-)
I worked these images to get them the size I wanted, then printed them.
The sentiment was cut with the Layering Circles Framelits; while the cute shamrocks were fussy cut.
I used a few Copics to color my Shamrocks, and highlighted the edges with my White Gel Pen.
The Copics I used are: YG03, YG13, and YG11. I am by no means an expert Copic user at this point, and I don't own that many colors yet; but I'm working on it! ;-)
Layered with dimensionals and SNAIL, I really do love how this turned out!
I used this sweet sentiment on the inside with another fussy cut shamrock. All the shamrocks were finished off with Clear Wink of Stella to give them a lovely shimmer.
Isn't this adorable?! I love this set - St. Patty's Day, unfortunately, is one of those areas Stampin' Up! is a little short on.
Sort of cute I think. What do you think ? ;-)
I had some fun putting this together; and using some new techniques with this design.
Although my primary focus is Stampin' Up!, and I prefer their products; this does not preclude that there are a lot of wonderful fun "toys" out there!
Give yourself some artistic freedom just play!
I will put the product carousel list below for the Stampin' Up! products I did use on this card. And download the Verve digital set just for fun! I'm sure you'll enjoy giving it a try. Next week I'll showcase how to create a shamrock with our Pansy Punch - I think you'll find that fun too!!
Until Next Time . . .