My project started with a tag with a shamrock on it from the Art Philosophy cartridge. I attached it to a rectangle in Design Space and then separated the shamrock out and made several different sizes of it. I am freely sharing the Design Space cut file here. The inspiration for using this color came from the Heart 2 Heart challenge to use the color Fern.
My card uses Art Philosophy cartridge, White Daisy CS, Fern CS, Fern Ink and Holiday Tags stamp set.
The inspiration for my card came from the Sunday Stamps Sketch #122:
When I cut my card on the cricut I cut two pieces--one to be used on the card and the second to be used as a stencil. Here I used Topiary Ink and a Sponge Dauber to create the second card. I was inspired by the CAS on Sunday Challenge #79 to Stencil it.
I've been playing with my Close to My Heart Watercolor Paints lately so I decided to paint the shamrocks that came out of my stencil piece and glue them to a card. I masked off the inner piece with large post it notes so I could paint the outside border the same color as the shamrocks. I used Clear Embossing Powder and Versamark Ink to stamp the greeting before I painted over it in green. Soon after painting I used a soft cloth to rub the paint off the embossed letters.
Before you run off to see Wendy Kessler's project please leave me a comment and let me know which card you like best. Will it be the shade of green that you prefer, the technique used or something else?
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