I can't believe that St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner! And this year I'm going to make LOTS of St. Patty's Day cards because I completely missed Valentine's Day with being sick. Not happening with the Green!
For my first card of this "season," I CASEd (Copy And Share Everything) a card by fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Phyllis Strickland. Her card was a Valentine's card, and I could just see the shamrock in the shape of the hearts that she made for her central motif.
The whole layout of the card caught my eye, with the heart layer seeming at first to be off center. Actually, it's centered between the folded edge of the card and the embossed scallops made with the new Stampin' Up! Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folders from Sizzix. The scallop isn't just a plain scallop, either; there's some texture throughout the line of scallops – hard to see on this dark color, but it really looks wonderful up close!
The lighter green in this card is Pear Pizzazz, and the Designer Series Paper that I used for the hearts is from the Twitterpated Papers, featured in the Stampin' Up! 2012 Occasions Mini Catalog. With the way the paper is displayed in the catalog, all I saw at first were all the pinks and blues. But there are two papers that are made completely with the Pear Pizzazz color. On Tuesday, for another challenge, I'll be showing off the other Pear Pizzazz sheet. Nice to spot that before St. Patrick's Day got past me!
To make the hearts that form the shamrock shape, I cut the Designer Series Paper with the smallest of the Heart Framelits (also in the Occasions Mini Catalog). I cut two of the hearts for each overall heart shape, and adhered them to the background squares with the folded edges up against each other. At first I didn't want the darker blue and red patterned paper to show; but then I realized that it really did a nice job of providing a shadow for the shamrock! So I didn't glue the hearts shut as I was going to do (good choice, Robin!). The darker green in the card is Garden Green, and I love how it provides an accent for the Pear Pizzazz color!
The greeting is from the stamp set, Teeny Tiny Wishes, punched with the Modern Label Punch, and accented with Garden Green Brads. And here I go again tying a card together with a ribbon – this time with a ribbon I haven't been using much, the Whisper White 5/8" Organza Ribbon.
Now off to finish up that card for Tuesday. It will be for the SUO Challenge (that's Stampin' Up! Only). I'm having so much fun having a crafting weekend, I wouldn't be surprised if I get half a dozen cards done today! I hope you have as much fun this weekend as I plan to have.