Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Get Your Green On! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Hello and welcome to the blog! St. Patrick's Day is always a fun day for us because it is also my mom's birthday. I usually make her a appropriately themed birthday card too and here is the one I made for her this year:

Ann Butler Designs has some new stamp sets out from the Unity Stamp Company. They are strip background builder sets and you can do a lot of neat things with them! Read on to see…

The four leaf clover is cut out of Yupo paper and colored with alcohol inks. I used the Strip stamps and Alcohol Lift-Ink to create the pattern.

To first color my Yupo paper, I dripped various green alcohol inks onto one piece of the Yupo and then smooshed the second piece into all the drips on the first. I squished the ink around between the two pieces and then pulled them apart. I lightly sprinkled a few more drops of one of the green inks on them to get some speckles.

Next I built the Strip stamps into a herringbone pattern on my stamp blog and used Lift-Ink to stamp the pattern into the alcohol ink. Basically you just ink up the stamp, stamp it onto the alcohol inked surface and then buff it with a soft cloth to reveal the stamped pattern. While the lifted ink is still on your rubber stamp, you can also stamp that off onto another piece of paper:

After my initial stamping, I kept stamping with individual strip stamps to continue to build the herringbone pattern:

It was easy to line up the stamps!
I was able to cut two heart "clover leaves" from each sheet of Yupo. I folded them in half so they would have a crease and a bit of dimension. When cutting, I lined up the heart die so the "points" of the herringbone would be in the center of the leaf.

For the background, I first used a brayer to lightly apply white Fresco chalk paint to the kraft cardstock card base. Then I used the strip stamps to stamp a rainbow up the side:

A banner with the gold tinsel embossed sentiment and a gold cord tied around the card fold completed the festive St. Patrick's Day look.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope the rest of your week is a good one and that you have a chance to relax and get crafty amidst all the disruption that is going on. Stay safe and healthy!

Crealies Nested Heart Die Set - XXL Heart 29

Unity Stamp Co - Ann Butler Designs Strips Background Builder Set 1
Unity Stamp Co - Ann Butler Designs Strips Background Builder Set 2

Distress Ink - Cracked Pistachio
Distress Oxide Ink - Lucky Clover, Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch, Fossilized Amber, Carved Pumpkin, Candied Apple
Ranger Yupo paper
Ranger Alcohol Lift-Ink
Ranger Alcohol Inks - Limeaide, Willow, Meadow, Clover, Botanical
gold tinsel embossing powder
embossing ink
PaperArtsy Fresco paint - Cloud 9
Tim Holtz Cling Foam Stamps - Cutout Script

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