St. Patrick’s Day Card

Posted by on February 22, 2014 in Greeting Cards | 6 comments

So do you think it’s OK to have a St. Patrick’s Day card with no shamrock, clover or leprechaun?  I’ve been having a lot of fun with the ombre technique and thought I’d give it a try with stamped images in different shades instead of cardstock as shown in a previous post:  http://www.keenankreations.com/2014/02/ombre-technique-for-cards.html

 

St Patricks Day cardI

Do you like the ombre technique?  I don’t think I can stop until I’ve used some other shades of the purples, pinks and maybe browns 🙂

For this card, I used the Six Sided Sampler set and stamped the polka dot hexagon image in several different shades of green:

  • Garden Green
  • Gumball Green
  • Wild Wasabi
  • Pear Pizzazz
  • Pistachio Pudding

I punched them all out with the Hexagon Punch and started adhering them to scrap Whisper White cardstock.  It’s easier to glue them to a larger piece than you need and them trim it down to 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″.  I added White Organza Ribbon and tied a knot in the front.  This was then layered to Whisper White cardstock (3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″) that’s just a smidgeon larger and then layered to Wild Wasabi cardstock (8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″).

Here are the other images for the Six Sided Sample set:

six sided sampler

 

I’ll be honest, I stared at this card for a long time trying to figure out what kind of greeting to use.  Initially, I wasn’t even thinking that it would be a St. Patrick’s Day card.  I was considering adding a leaf sprig but didn’t want to cover up too much of the ombre look so I just kept staring at the card.  I don’t know why – considering all the green on this card 😉 that it took me so long but I did eventually think, “Oh!  St. Patrick’s Day!”

After all my staring at this card, I knew I wanted a greeting that would overlap the ribbon and I remembered the Everyday Occasions Alphabet set.  I LOVE this set – it has a greeting from every letter of the alphabet and can be punched with the Lg Oval Punch which can then be layered to cardstock punched with the Scallop Oval Punch.  Happy, happy, happy!  Don’t you just love how Stampin’ Up! coordinates a lot of their images to work with the punches?!  Check out the other greetings from this set:

occasions alphabet

The greeting is stamped in Wild Wasabi and layered to Garden Green cardstock and added to the card with Dimensionals.  Now be honest, do you think this St. Patrick’s Day card needs a shamrock, clover or maybe a bit of gold?

6 Comments

  1. I really like it! May have to CASE! 🙂

    • Thanks Lori!

  2. Such a nice card Brenda. I have to agree with you the ombre look is so pleasing to the eye. I have already pinned your pretty card to my Feb 2014 Pinterest board.

    • Thank you Loralee!

  3. It took me a minute to realize the hexagon punch creates the white border around the hexagon stamp. Ver cool! Looks like a quick process.

    • I probably should have pointed that out! It’s pretty easy to line them up too 🙂

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