Tuesday, March 16, 2010

top o' the mornin' to you

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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!

interesting deets:
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.

supply info:
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)


Pretty-In-Ink said...

Awwwwww! so sweet! Love her pieced outfit! and your heart shamrock is fabulous!

Heather said...

pretty card, I'm Scottish so of course we don't take as much notice of St Patricks Day and if it involves green milk I'm pretty glad of that! enjoy your day and good luck for the surgery

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee the card!!! tooooooo cute!!! I hope all goes well with the surgery! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Cindy Haffner said...

G she is DARLING!

Jennifer said...

What a CUTE card and great sentiment!!