Thursday, March 17, 2011

On St. Patrick's Day


St. Patrick's Day = Irish, Irish = Ireland, Ireland = History, History = Vintage Green Blooms. Some day my sisters and I are going to visit Ireland where we will take in all the culture, history and beauty. Some day.

This bit o' green card was inspired by the St. Patrick's Day Waltz for Waltzingmouse Stamps. (I'm not one to give out cards for this holiday, nor to use a ton of green-just not my color, I guess-so I much more inspired by the history of the holiday...) I used a combination of distress inks and shimmer spray to create the vintage, old background. Most of the same techniques were incorporated into the blooms, from Roses in Bloom. I added the delightful pleated ribbon, twine and a sentiment from Teeny Trees. The sketch layout is from Limelight Papercrafts, where Mandy has the challenge to incorporate some green into the layout!


(Remember, you can play along with Limelight too, just use the sketch and a bit o' green in honor of St. Patrick! Upload your creations to Mandy's blog before the weekend is up for your chance to win a Glitz Bubbles Roller Doodle stamp AND a package of Basic Grey Sparkling Rub Ons! Check out the links for the other design team members too!)

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: (Kraft) PTI, (Natural White) SU

Stamps: (Roses from Roses in Bloom, Sentiment and Lines from Teeny Trees) Waltzingmouse Stamps
Ink: (Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress) Ranger
Embellishments: (Pleated Ribbon, Natural Burlap String) May Arts
Other: (Kermit the Frog Mist) Shimmerz, (Marker) Copic
Tools: (Mini Mister) Ranger

51 comments:

  1. Lovely card. So soft and beautiful.

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  2. Beautiful card I like the card.
    Janny

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  3. I love your train of thought to how the card came about! You created such a beautiful background & flowers with the distress inks and shimmer spray. Just gorgeous!

    I too would LOVE the visit Ireland, so lush and green and gorgeous! Hopefully you will get there someday soon. :)

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  4. I'm really loving the distressed backgrounds you've been creating lately. :)

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  5. Just love the distressed look. TFS

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  6. Your flowers are lovely and the subtle green sponging looks wonderful!

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  7. sooo very pretty Karen! Love the distressing..

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  8. oh, i love the shabby, almost romantic feel on this pretty card, karen:)

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  9. Beautiful! Your vintage blooms are just lovely.

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  10. Lovely card...hope you get to see your dream come true...in Ireland!!!

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  11. pretty pretty <3 happy st patricks

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  12. This is so beautiful, Karen! I love the romanticism of it. Ireland is also high on my list of places to see!

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  13. I truly LOVE your style of card making. All of your cards have a TON of character, I love the distressing and spritzing and all the neutral colors you use.(most of the time)

    I am inspired by your work!! I LOVE visiting your blog. :-)

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  14. Your flowers have so much texture, really very cool... thanks for the reminder that I must wear green today. Hope you win another WMS set with the waltz!

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  15. This is perfect Karen! Love the subtle colors and those flowers are lovely!

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  16. Fantastic card. Love the vintagey, old timer feel of this card. You gave it a lot of character.

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  17. Happy St. Patrick's Day Karen! Such a pretty card! You did an amazing job coloring those beautiful blooms!

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  18. your flowers and background are stunning and the overall look is just amazing. love the softness of it all

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  19. I adore green, and these roses are just so very pretty. Love the ruffle ribbon too!!

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  20. I love this subtle take on the theme. So very pretty!

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  21. Oh..I love all the distress inks...so beautiful! You are your sisters must go to Ireland! My mum was born in Scorland and she took my brothers and me a couple years ago with my Aunt and Uncle who live in England. It was an absolutely amazing trip!

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  22. great card and I love just the touch of green. happy st. patrick's day!

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  23. Gosh, I love the vintage effect you achieved with inks and glimmer spray. I'm inspired to use mine more often!!

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  24. Fabulous projects. Happy St. Patrick's Day.

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  25. lovely card, really subtle! Happy St.Patrick's Day!

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  26. Love the shabby, vintage, yet simple vibe of this card! The flowers are beautiful, and the pleated ribbon rocks!

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  27. love♥LOVE♥loooooove this whole card...and especially those amazingly gorgeous, drool-worthy blooms! OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!!!!! ♥♥♥

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  28. This is so elegant. I love your take on the sketch and the green. Amazing as always!

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  29. Well done! It looks beautiful with the subtle greens!!! :)

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  30. Fun take on the sketch!! Happy St. Patty's day :)

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  31. Love your card Karen!!
    Happy St Paddy!
    You'd love Ireland, I'm sure...I hope you all get to go!

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  32. Classy, elegant card. Perfectly distressed. :)

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  33. Happy St. Patricks Day! I love that this is really shabby/vintage yet elegant. Beautiful my dear.

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  34. THis is so gorgeous and elegant. LOve your flowers and that distressed background!

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  35. Wonderful shade of green...really nice. As well as all the posts below this one which I did not comment on...I spared you reading all my ouuhing and ahhhing:)

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  36. love your take on the sketch. beautiful card, Karen!

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  37. Your card is a vintage beauty!

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  38. A beautiful card: love the antique look! I also love the card below in the next post "Baubles" what a great card: so pretty, and I love that you incorporated the "jewel" in it!

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  39. Stunning card! You are the Queen of distress inks--Tim Holtz should hire you! Thanks also for the super sweet comment on my blog--it brightened my otherwise yucky day.

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  40. So pretty! I love the soft touches of green you've added, gorgeous!

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  41. Stunned by this, beautifully soft!! and what a gorgeously subtle use of colour!!!! Thank you so much for waltzing along with us!

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  42. Beautiful!!! Love the green sponging!

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  43. Thaaaaats it. I'm breaking out the distressinks today! How beautiful is this????? I'm loving the shabby look of it. And the colors are breathtaking - came out so nicely. You wow me with every card, lady! ;) hopy your weekend is great!!

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  44. Love your pale green roses and all of the distressing! Makes for such a soft and lovely card!

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