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Happy St. Patrick's Day! it's still late tuesday night here, but i wanted to have a happy card up & posted for you to enjoy bright & early as you start your day!! someone catch that leprechaun for us- we need some good luck & wishes for Mimi's surgery tomorrow morning (thurs)! people pics coming soon! have fun today! we'll be having green milk with our breakfast and maybe some green eggs too!
i was inspired by the amazing free templates on MFT created by the awesome Kathy Daume (i have 2 of her template cards in progress but got crazy inspired & sidetracked by this project LOL!)
i took a 5.5"x5.5" dk green cardstock scrap & made a shamrock template on it using heart punches- i punched & lightly tacked 3 XLG hearts down & then traced around them, & drew in a stem. i cut the whole shape out and removed my hearts. i punched some smaller hearts out of the blingy cardstock to add in the middle as accents (a la Kathy's awesome ideas)- and wa la- a cute shamrock 'tree' for my 4 leaf clover girl to stand under!! so simple & super sweet- no?!
The image is stamped several times- her shirt & pants are paper pieced, and her arms, clover and even her feet/ground are layered a second time for some fun dimension.
Stamp is 4 Leaf Clover, Pure Innocence line from MFT.
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, cat's eye dark brown (accent)
Papers: Sour Apple cardstock (base) and cream paper panels from MFT, Bazzill bling (emerald city) and dark brown and dk green cardstocks
Patterned Papers: Sassafras Lass, Fawnd of You (from Life is Beautiful line), Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety mini deck (6x6) papers
Other: Copic Markers,Spica (Copic glitter pen) marker, pop dots, Marvy Uchida heart punches (sizes large & xlg)