Thursday, March 8, 2012

My first St. Patty's day card this year :-)

I'm a "wanna be Irish"! lol ;-) I've always celebrated this day, with Green Cookies to Green Beer, even I'm FAAAR from Irish! lol! I don't have anything green to wear, except for St. patty's day shirt! lol :-) And I totally forgot that I'm now on the island where I can't find any Irish people, on this US soil... maybe only the military personel from US mainland. So, I couldn't find Shamrock confetti, which I've seen so often when I was in Pittsburgh.... I punched out some shamrocks, found a red heart, red LIP shape, and shimmery tiny hearts confetti from my old stash here, for the shaker box. Since those shamrocks are papers, I needed to put the real confetti which helps things in the shaker box to move, rather than stick.... oh yes, this is for my Special half Irish person (!!) and that's why I put those hearts & lip confetti :-) I used this week's sketch at CardPatterns challenge. Apparently I forgot to pack my fav. St. Patty's day DPs for layering, so I had to stamp & heat embossed! And for lighter green card stock, I embossed with swiss dots embossing folder. I used sakura clear star gel pen to give a bit of shimmer around the both edges on the green circle card stock for the shaker box. The main image is an old Posh Impressions Stamp, and the background shamrocks are old hero arts stamp. Two shamrocks in the background stamped paper above the shaker box are cut outs. I found the spaces there, and used the shimmery paper to punch out, the same one I used, inside of the shaker box, and adhered them for more shimmery look!:-)
Thank you for visiting my blog today. I really appreciate you to stop by in your busy schedule and leave some comments :-)
I'm also submitting this card to
Delightful Challenges
( where they are having "St. Patty's day project" challenge.
One Stop Craft Challeng ( where they are having "button it"! challenge.


Unknown said...

Wow what a gorgeous St.Patrick's day card~!!!! Love the design and the shimmering!!!!Wow you did a fabulous job on this card!!!! I love it!!!!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

I had to lol when you say you are a wanna be Irish!!!! I have been mistaken a few times as being Irish (when abroad on holiday this happens).
Great card!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Your card "shakes" with pizzazz Eve! Great green tones and the buttons are fabulous accents!

Card Crazy said...

Oo oo oo LUV IT. That's fantastic! Your paper is gorgeous, almost makes me want to be Irish and that's really something coming from this full blood Welshman.
Sue S.

Cathy -Mercieschild said...

Oh Eve, it is so awesome, wow, not you have got me impressed. Love it, hugs Cathy

Sparkly Engineer said...

Great card Eve. I would never have guessed you made the background paper. It looks like a design paper. I think your "half-Irish special person" is going to love this.

Unknown said...

Your card ROCKS, Eve! Love it!

Sandy Ang said...

How fun to have movement and shimmer on your card. Happy St Pat's day to you too !

Francesca said...

What a delightful creation
Thanks for joining our button it challenge over at One stop craft

Sue said...

Wonderful St. Patty's Day Shaker creation!


Sandy said...

I have never made a shaker card and really need to learn how. This is wonderful - all you really need to do is shake for a little good luck!!

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