Monday, 17 March 2014

St. Patrick's Day

It's the day for the "wearin' of the green". I hope you've all got your shamrocks and pints of Guinness ready to go with that green outfit! Here in Northern Ireland we have an extra bank holiday today and that's always worth a celebration.

"St. Patrick's Day Greetings"

This first card has a patterned paper background edged with Bundled Sage distress ink, and a pile of diecuts on the right of embossed stamps interspersed with green card.


If you look closely, you'll see that the "Shamrock" is actually made up of diecut hearts with a pearl stuck in the centre to hide the joins!

"Top of the Mornin' to You"

This second card uses Peeled Paint distress ink which gives a grungier feel. The background for this card is hand-stamped and heat-embossed with a verdigris powder (a mixture of green and gold). The decorative hearts on the Shamrock are diecut from spare pieces of the background.

"Wearin' of the Green"

The vintage images are freebies downloaded from some of the many sites that offer free vintage images and printed onto white or manila cardstock.

DCWV Pumpkin Patch paper pad
Graphic45 Place in Time paper pad
Justrite stamp set
Creative Expressions stamp
freebie vintage images
Spellbinders - Nestabilities: Hearts, Labels 4, Gold Labels 4; A2 Filigree; Die D-Lites: Aster,
Green Satin Ribbon
Green Pearls
verdigris embossing powder
versamark ink pad
Distress Ink Pads: Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint
adhesives: PVA, foam tape & pads
cardstock: green 300gsm+, white 220gsm

Entered for the following challenges:
Simon Monday - Lucky
The Ribbon Girl - Green
Cut it Up - Green for St Patrick's Day


  1. Wonderful depth of colours Maddy, very eye catching pieces.

    B x

  2. Wonderful cards with fantastic elements.

  3. Maddy gorgeous card love all the eye catching elements to this. Love Alison xx

  4. Gorgeous card Maddy, I love the four leaf clover and fantastic design of the card.
    Hugs Teresa x

  5. Absolutely Beautiful....
    Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  6. I love how people make shamrocks out of heart dies! Very nice. Thanks for joining our Green challenge at Cut it Up!

  7. A very stunning card. Fantastic.

  8. Gorgeous card, my dad would have loved this if he was still with us. Just hopping by.

  9. Beautiful work full of wonderful dimension! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!! - Ashli :)

  10. Lovely st Patrick's day card x

  11. Fabulous card,love the layout and design
    Lorna xx

  12. A fantastic St Patrick's day card I hope you had a good one. Happy crafting. Jackie

  13. Fab project - love the colour.
    On the hop over from Dc x

  14. This card is gorgeous! Love the beautiful layers of die cut and the colors are wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  15. A bit late but in celebration of your lovely cards, Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhuit, Maddy!

  16. beautiful card love the heart shamrock a great idea and love the build up of dies to the side -just hopping
    Carol x

  17. Great St.Patrick's day cards. Very detailed!
    Kathleen Mc x

  18. Lovely card, do like how you have cleverly used your dies

  19. Gorgeous card! Love the fancy die cuts and 4 leaf clover! Thanks for joining along with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  20. Oh wow, these St Paddy's Day cards are stunning! Love them. You designed them so well and with so much attention to detail.
    Heike xx

  21. These cards are gorgeous! Lovely dimension, design and mix of patterns. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!


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