Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Another St. Patrick's Day Card


I've made at least a dozen St. Patty's Day cards this year.  This one is definitely a favorite.  To start with, it has kraft cardstock on it.  It must be good if it has kraft (and it would be good for the Kraft Journal challenge).  Second, it is one of Mary's cuts from  This one is just one layer from the Celtic Card SVG Kit. (This makes it eligible for the challenge this week - something from the St. Pats or Easter or Spring collections).  The kit is lovely and all that but you know me, I don't like doing things the way someone else has done them and I love the intricate cuts without a lot of adornment.  I think I could get 4 or so cards out of just that one kit.  I recommend checking it out.

I also saw a wonderful cut today at Fantabulous Cricut. Check out Maquel's card here.  It came from the Blackletter cart and would be wonderful for a St. Pat's card.  I'm going to enter this in the Fantabulous challenge for this week (green, gold and square)

I wanted to place the sentiment on the front of the card.  Initially I used one of my nestabilities but the curves and edges didn't match the base I had created so I tried, again.  Speaking of the base, I made it by copying the celtic knots, then using the shadow blackout feature I made it solid but the outside edge follows the edge of the knots.  Then I copied it two more times and moved the edges until they were the size I wanted and mostly matched the curves.  I'm very pleased with the way the sentiment tag worked out.

The sentiment is an acrylic stamp from Flourishes called Irish Blessings.  I used Versamark and gold embossing powder to make it stand out.

Here is a close-up of the sentiment.  The photo doesn't do it justice, I'm afraid.  It is very tough to photograph gold embossing.

Irish Blessing:
May you always have
A sunbeam to warm you,
Good luck to charm you,
And a sheltering angel
So nothing can harm you.

What is happening to me?  I am the one that always made one card for one challenge and then moved onto another one.  This card is for three, count 'em three, different challenges.  

I still have so many things to get done, though.  I need to make two birthday cards for Thursday and I haven't finished my Bah! Humbug! challenge for this week.  All of that is after my "regular life" -- the school book fair, swim lessons for the Wonderkid and a huge project that WILL be done by Friday afternoon.  I'm also planning some type of surprise for Friday (it is my birthday -- shhh! don't tell).  I haven't decided exactly what I'll do to celebrate but I've received so many wonderful gifts from the blogosphere that I want to give back.


My Lil' Bits said...

You did a wonderful job, I love it. I really like that sentiment! Thanks for joining us at FCCB!
Lisa C

Sarah said...

Very pretty card! Thank you for joining us at FCCB!

Maquel said...

Great job on your card, Kendra-Sue! It is just stunning! (love the Irish Blessing, by the way!)And thank you, THANK YOU, for the sweet words you wrote on my blog (and on this post!). It means a lot to know that you enjoy my work! :)
Thanks for joining us this week at FCCB!

Bernadet Rodakowski said...

That is one heckuva cut - love it!

Audrey Pettit said...

I'm with you, everything is better with a little kraft on it! :) And wow, what a cool cut that is. So detailed and intricate. Love the embossed sentiment. Really sweet.
Thanks for sharing this with us at the Kraft Journal.

Tanya said...

Beautiful all those curves and your sentiment tag is just perfect! Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!

Kimberly Anne said...

The embossed sentiment is just lovely! This is a technique that always leaves an impression. I am so glad you joined us this week at Papercraft Star!

Tracy said...

Totally fantastic cut! You can't get much more Irish than this. Great job on making your sentiment match too. Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Kraft Journal!

Helen said...

Great card!! Thanks for joining Challenge Me Monday at FCCB :)

GreenScrap said...

Gorgeous card!! Love the embossing!!
Thanks for Playing with us @ FCCB!!
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @