3.08.2011

HSS Go for the Green Theme Challenge #58

Here's the challenge this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments ...


I typically don't send out cards for St. Patrick's Day so I was at a loss initially with this challenge, until I came across an idea from Lenice Kellams. I tweaked her card a bit and came up with this. 
The simplicity of it really spoke to me and I don't use Inspired by Nature enough so I was glad to be able to pull it out. I started with a 5x5 Old Olive base. Very Vanilla was layered on top of it, which had previously been stamped with the grass image from Inspired by Nature. This was done in Crumb Cake. I didn't stamp it directly to the Very Vanilla, but used the "stamping off" technique to soften the image. The sentiment from the Sincere Salutations is stamped in Cajun Craze. I felt I'd have more luck, pun intended, if I utilized the play on words instead of creating a literal St. Patrick's card.

I made the shamrock using the same method I used on last years card (you can see it here ). This time I punched the hearts from the Big Bold Cupcakes die set in Old Olive. These were adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals and a Basic Rhinestone was placed in the center for some added bling. A piece of Old Olive Striped Grosgrain ribbon was tied around the edge of the card for the finishing touch. I LOVE this chunky ribbon! Isn't this a simple yet high impact card? So fun! I really hope you'll come join us over at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week. We'd love to have you. Until then,
Paper: Old Olive {100702}, Very Vanilla {101650} Stamps: Inspired By Nature {111656}, Sincere Salutations {115068}  Ink: Crumb Cake {121030}, Cajun Craze {119671}Tools: Big Shot Die Cutting Machine {113439}, Big Bold Cupcake dies {114509}, Accessories: Basic Rhinestones {119246}, 1-1/4" Old Olive Striped Grosgrain Ribbon {115618}

4 comments:

inkedx2 said...

I am so glad to hear someone else struggled with this challenge beside me. Love your card!

Robbie

Anne Marie said...

I really like how your card came out, Shannon! The little pop of Cajun Craze is perfect! :)

stampinbygenny said...

Shannon,
Great idea to use the grass image from Inspired by Nature. Love the single clover with bling. Great card for the holiday!

Kendra Richardson said...

SO CUTE - Thanks for sharing! I’m your newest follower from SC - #367 Kendra Richardson.
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