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!)
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