Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Irish Inspiration!

I was so inspired by yesterday's Waltzing Mouse customer blog hop that I made my way back to my little happy stamping zone. I loved Julie Masse's 'got green?' card and this is my take on it using a Martha Stewart heart punch, Julie's colour combo, the dotted label from the WM Very Vintage Labels No. 4 (Nestie friendly) stamp set and Jen's Sweet Sunday sketch. Can I really call it my own? I used the Martha Stewart hydrangea edge punch to create a shamrock look for the lower strip of old olive cardstock. The stem for my main shamrock is stamped using the bottom portion of the dandelion stem from my TE Celebrate Life set. Love this sketch, Jen! To tie in the black from my sentiment "Wishing you the luck of the Irish," created using Echelon font, I embossed the same size spellbinder label in black and cut around the outside edge (I found this easier than tracing), added checked ribbon and stitched around the card edge in black.

And while I was at it, I created another quick card using sticker elements from the Basic Grey sugar rush/candy hearts patterned paper I still had out. You may have seen my turtles in Taylor's most recent release over at Taylored Expressions. I didn't even know I had these cuties in my stash. I arranged them in a similar way...ready to kiss as turtles do (don't they?) and gushing with love.

Thanks for looking!


Julie Masse said...

Totally cute Nancy!! That border punch really looks like shamrocks and I love your papers - very nice! :)

Anonymous said...

Great job! I love how you used ribbon and a diecut/punched border as part of your layers.

Lea L. said...

These are lovely! The shamrock is fabulous, and those turtles are so darling! Great job with the sketch!


Claire Brennan said...

ooh these are fab!!