#444 – Lucky!

PE: Twinkler at Sparkle & Shine!!

Sparkle & Shine - Honorable Mention

Hello! Made two cards with clovers in them – count them as lucky! πŸ™‚

Here’s the first card –

2016-03-05(2a)

Very easy one. I chose Fabriano Elle Erre paper in Bianco and used Pine Needles, Crushed Olive and Old Paper to make the background. I don’t own any clover stamps; so I improvised. I used heart stamps! πŸ˜€

2016-03-05(2b)

I used the heart stamp from Neat & Tangled My Heart Sings, stamped them in Versamark and used Ranger Emboss It pen to draw the stems for the leaves and heat embossed them with Ranger gold embossing powder. I then used the same stamp and made another clover on spare card stock, filled it with the green watercolors, added someΒ Deco Art Glamour Dust Ultra Fine Glitter Paint in gold for some shimmmer and fussy cut it. I then stamped the sentiment, combining sentiments from Neat & Tangled My Heart Sings and Paper Smooches Alphadot, on vellum and trimmed it. I then stapled the vellum on the panel, adhered the clover on it, and after rounding three corners, foam mounted the panel on the card base to finish my card.

Submitting this to Sparkle and Shine #25,Β  Tic Tac Toe Challenge #5 (I chose Green, Gold and Photo Inspiration) and Freshly Made Sketches #226

For my second card –

2016-03-06(1a)

For this card, I first smooched a variety of green toned distress inks on my waterproof panel (I actually use something I’ve made: a layer of chipboard, followed by white paper, followed by transparent plastic sheet, large enough to be taped behind the chipboard – I use it for all my watercoloring needs! :)) I then misted it just a little, so my stamp can pick up the colors. I then chose the hearts from Paper Smooches Bold Buzzwords and went ahead to stamping my clovers on plain white card stock. I used hearts of two sizes, the bigger one forming rows, and the smaller one filling up the space.

2016-03-06(1b)

I then misted this surface so that the water flowed around a bit, heat dried it and then stamped the clovers again, where I had previously stamped them. It didn’t matter if the colors weren’t exactly the same, since I was going for a variegated look anyway. I also stamped the stems for the clover – I used the round bracket from Paper Smooches Alphadot stamp set! πŸ™‚

For the sentiment strip above, I first cut a stripe of plain white card stock, die cutting one side using Paper Smooches Borders 2. I then added a strip of silver glitter washi tape behind it. I then die cut a layer of fringe using My Favorite Things Fringe die and some paper (that I found between OHP sheets, that I use for making shaker cards…yup, I save everything for any use I can come up with for it later! :P) and adhered it behind the silver washi. Finally added some silver string behind. Before adhering this to the card base, I added the sentiment – the stamped sentiment is from Winnie & Walter The Big, The Bold & You and The Big, The Bold & Party combined; the die cuts are from Lawn Fawn Cole’s ABCs, which I colored using Zig May Green brush pen.

Submitting this to Fusion Challenge: Lucky Days, The Card Concept #50: Shamrock, Patterns & Green and Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge

Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

41 thoughts on “#444 – Lucky!

  1. Beautiful cards! Love the gold shamrocks and that amazing background! Such vibrant colours! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. Wow, 2 nice lovely green goodness here, I love both cards, the first one is excellent with all that shimmer, and the second one is gorgeous with all the hearts, believe it or not!! , but I made a card yesterday night using Paper Smooches hearts too πŸ˜‰ hopefully will post tomorrwo, but mine is no where close to your beautiful card.

  3. These are FAB, Ashwini! Love the gold embossing and colors of the background on your first card, but the second is just amazing! It jumped out from the gallery when I saw it at Fusion. Gorgeous composition and I love the soft colors gently spreading from behind those lovely hearts!

  4. What beautiful cards you created!! I LOVE the first card with that awesome background. The way you created your own shamrocks was GENIUS. Thanks for playing with us at Stamping Smiles Design Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge!!

  5. Wowzers! This is gorgeous!! Love the colors and the gold embossing of your shamrocks!
    Love it!
    Thanks for joining us over at The Card Concept!!

    • Thank you very much for the comments Tracie! I must say I couldn’t agree more – after all, these cards have used a gathering of hearts to make clovers!! πŸ˜€

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