I had been trying to figure out what to use as a base for my project when I saw Bonnie McLain's project shared on the blog. Light bulb moment!!! Her fabulous idea of stacking Loaf Pan die cuts was absolutely perfect for what I had in mind!
I used an embossing powder and texture paste technique, shared by Tim Holtz, to create the gold texture on the base and then spritzed with Distress Spray Stains to add color.
The lucky shamrocks are created with hearts cut out of colored coffee filters*. I glued each "leaflet" to a stem of florist's wire.
*Coffee filters are perfect to use. They are lightweight but don't fall apart when wet like tissue paper does. Stain, ink, and paint all work well to add color to white filters.
Here's a closeup of the little house, made using the Artful Dwellings die:
Of course my son said it looked like a leprechaun outhouse but leave it to an 11 year old boy to come up with that. I maintain that this house has a window with lace curtains. It is a dwelling, probably much bigger on the inside that the outside. Maybe Dr. Who is a good friend of this leprechaun. Humph! At any rate, I hope you have enjoyed my little project and please go and check out the challenge! You could win the Mini Shopping Bag die.
I am also going to enter this into the last (sniff) Craft Hoarders Anonymous challenge, which is also Go Green. Green is indeed the predominate color here!
Most of the supplies I used for this card can be found at Inspiration Emporium. Follow the links below and use my code JUICE there to save 10% if you go shopping. I will also point out that US shipping is always $5 and international shipping is just $10. ;-)