I have a fun card to share today featuring one of Tim Holtz’s Bird Crazy stamps.
I’m guesting over at The Paper Girls where their theme is ‘Luck of the Irish’. I wanted to be able to use this card for a birthday (recipient is Irish) so I had to think of a way of mixing the two. Hence the rather corny joke, here’s the punch line.
Over at the Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers Edna has turned green with envy and is looking for projects with lots of green. My sentiment isn’t snarky, just corny, but there’s plenty of green on my card so I am linking it up there.
As this card is going out to a guy I’ve kept it fairly CAS, which is the current theme over at the Crafter’s Café. I did the green swipe under the sentiment to kind of mimic grass and to help ground my ‘chicken’ and clover. And there isn’t a water stain over it although that’s what it looks like in the photo, it’s actually clear embossing powder, in real life it just makes the sentiment and green swipe shine.
At Hanna and Friends they are looking for projects featuring luck, which mine does with my lucky four leaf clover. Although frankly I think it is more an unlucky one given it was the second take of my little shaker clover. The cut file set I bought had four clovers, two of which were three leaf shamrocks and two were four leaf clovers. Stupid me wasn’t paying attention when I selected one and cut it out of my base, top sheet and acetate or when I filled it with shaker mix and got tape round all those fiddly bits. No, wasn’t till I went to place it on my card I realised I had a three leaf shamrock not a four leaf clover. Given my sentiment I had no choice but to start again. Not happy Jan! I guess I’ll just chalk it up to good practice on making little shaker elements. Once I did get it all together (and right) I have to say I was pretty happy with the result.
Chalks & Powders etc
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Little Things from Lucy’s Cards Lucky Dip ~ Luck o’ the Irish
Inks & Paints etc
Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Inks ~ Alcohol Blending Solution, Citrus, Gold Mixative & Lettuce
Tim Holtz Distress Reinkers ~ Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Fossilized Amber &Gathered Twigs
Couture Creations ~ Acetate
Creative Memories Cardstock ~ Green Metallic
Stampin’ Up! Cardstock ~ Garden Green
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