St. Patrick's Day Card with Heart
by Janet Katz
This St. Patrick's Day card uses five different types of specialty paper and cardstock to fit with our challenge theme of Pretty Papers. I started by creating a shamrock. I used the Whittle Hearts die set to cut three large hearts from a sheet of Memory Box Lush Green 6x6 paper pad. Then I used the smaller heart in that set to cut three hearts from the Memory Box Festive 6x6 glitter pad.
I needed a stem, next. I could have hand cut this, but I thought of a way to get a nice curved stem. I nested two dies from the Basic Ovals die set and taped them as shown. I ran it through my machine and I had a funky oval which I cut to get the stem.
Next, I started on my background. I used the largest scalloped die in the Double Scalloped Stitched Frames die set to cut a pale blue pearly piece from the Memory Box Vintage Pastel Mirror 6x6 pad. Then I cut a piece of black and white striped paper, a piece of vellum, and a piece of pale blue-and-white, polka dotted paper. I layered these one on top of another inside the pearly blue frame. I realized I needed another piece of the striped paper to sit further down behind my shamrock so I cut that too, and hid the cut behind the vertical pieces of black and white that I used to frame my sentiment strip.
Following a card layout I saw on Pinterest, I put the computer-generated sentiment strip on the right side of the black-and-white matted frame. I glued everything in place on my cardfront. For the final touch, I added a threaded green button in the middle of the shamrock.
Do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day? If so, how do you celebrate?