1 posts categorized "St. Patrick's Day"

02/25/2017

Sat 25

Wishing You Lucky
by Jeanne Jachna

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Thanks for stopping by!  I sure hope you're having a great day!  Today I'm wishing you luck and happiness with a St. Patrick's Day Card!    I like sending cards for all different occasions - they're a great way of spreading a little cheer and letting folks know you're thinking about them.  I'm not Irish, but I sure love celebrating!  It's easy to let occasions like this one slip away without much fanfare, but it's even more fun to celebrate them - to appreciate and enjoy every day and embrace the diversity of different nationalities.   When my kids were little and going to parochial school they were always allowed to add a little green in with their uniforms.    I remember one of the teachers who was a very proud Irish lady even died her hair green!  The kids were all so excited!  How fun to make a "regular" day special!
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I started with a white card base and a white card stock panel that was trimmed slightly smaller than the base.   Next I cut the Simmons Collage die down the left side and stamped a sentiment from Grateful Hearts along the side. 
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I slipped a panel of gold glitter paper behind the panel before adhering it to the card base.  I didn't remove all the pieces from the Simmons Collage die cut because I wanted a background behind the Lucky Clover Embellishments.  Leaving some of the die together still gives a die cut / embossed look of  lace at the bottom, and lets just enough sparkle shine through over the top half of the card.  

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My favorite part is embellishing!  The Lucky clovers are gorgeous.. take a look.. pretty stitched outline and score lines through the center of the leaves so you can fold them and add more dimension.  The Lucky Signs dies have a smaller version of the same clover, a horse shoe and even a wishbone!  Very lucky indeed!
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I added a scatter of gold sequins to draw your eye around the design and add some sparkle and shine! 
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 I hope it makes you happy!   What will you make today? 

Jeanne Floral Signature copy