I know many of you are stamping Valentine's cards, but I decided to get a jump on my St. Patrick's Day cards. In fact, if you remember my saga of the lost stamp from the other day, THIS is the set I was using. I was able to take the pieces I had prepared for that card and make another. Waste not, want not!
I've had this set for a while, having picked it up on sale from my local scrapbooking/stamp store. And I hadn't used it yet, and as you know, I am trying to get through those unused stamps before I buy more. Yeah, that's probably not working all that well, but I AM trying. Truly.
ANYWAY, here's the result:
STINKIN' CUTE! I colored the image with Copics. I won't call this a shamrock, because it's not. A shamrock has 3 leaves and was famously used by St. Patrick to teach some of my ancestors the meaning on the Trinity. This is a four-leafed clover, which is a mutation of the natural 3 leaves that a clover leaf has. You can find them occasionally. I have found 12 of them in my lifetime, 11 of them all at once in a patch of grass in the backyard. Their scarcity is why they are considered lucky to find. But somehow, the four-leafed clover has gotten hooked up with St. Patrick's Day, and who am I to cavil at using it on a card, especially when it's so cute!
All the inks I used for stamping are from Taylored Expressions and so is the patterned paper. I used the Sakura Stardust pen to add a little glimmer on the part of the greeting that I popped up.
I looped up some gold cord behind the image and added this cute Freckled Fawn star clip.
I added some Darice Sparkle Tape behind the image as well as some Doodlebug Design Gold Sprinkles.
I will forebear to say anything stage Irish, since I think everyone got their fill from Lucky Charms commercials as a child, and besides, it's tacky! But this isn't! So cute!
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