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3.17.2010

Emerald Blessings :: Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Hop - St. Patrick's Day


Happy Hump Day Bleeps! It's also St. Patrick's Day, so I'm celebrating with Ireland-based Waltzingmouse Stamps! Claire provided free St. Patrick's Day digital stamps to use and I took advantage of that gratuitous offer. Today's blog hop will feature St. Patrick's Day projects, so take a peek over at the new Waltzingmouse forum. The hop starts this afternoon, so you have time to make your card using those free digital images!

I hope you enjoy your day! Thanks so much for your visit!

Instructions
  1. Make an A2 card base from new leaf cardstock.
  2. Trim new cardstock to a 3.5" x 4" block and dry emboss the polka dots.
  3. Add white ribbon treatment.
  4. Print digital images on white cardstock.
  5. Color shamrock floral bouquet, cut out, and adhere to green cardstock with foam adhesive.
  6. Embellish bouquet with pearls.
  7. Mat green cardstock on black cardstock.
  8. Add a scallop edge to the bottom, then adhere to card front.
  9. Trim sentiment and pop off card front.
Supplies

Stamps :: Waltzingmouse Stamps - digital images (shamrock floral bouquet + sentiment)
Ink :: Copic markers
Paper :: PTI - new leaf + black + white; Gina K. Designs - white
Embellishments :: KaiserCraft - pearls; Offray - white ribbon
Tools :: SU! - scallop edge punch

43 comments:

Belinda said...

Ashley, this is LOVELY! :) Love how you put the pearls in the middle and the pretty ribbon is divine.

Smita said...

Beautiful card!! The colors are just perfect... the stamp is marvelous! Love the pearls, the ribbon... everything!!

Heather P. said...

Oh wow, this is striking!!

Tiffany said...

So very elegant with that light touch of lavender!

Bonnie said...

Just gorgeous Ashley! We were on the same wavelength with our colours today lol! LOVE the pearl centers!

Lynne Phelps said...

Love the color combination - the black really adds a punch! And the pearls - wonderful!

Genevieve said...

Oh my! beautiful beautiful, the purple is gorgeous with the green :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Ashley! You are quite skilled with a pair of scissors :) Love the pearl centers! I hope some of your talent will rub off on me next month ;) Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, Ashley, this is so striking! I just love your pearl accents.

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Such a pretty pretty card Ashley!

Claire Brennan said...

Delicious Ashley!!! the purple and green are sooo very cool together!!! LOVE the pearls, they are just fab on the shamrock!!! Happy St Pat's Day and thank you for hopping with us!!

Angela Mclean said...

Such a FABULOUS card!!!!!!!!!!!
Hugs,
Angela xxx.

Mary I said...

Another great mind to choose purple with the green! I love how you kept the design clean and let the shamrocks and pearls shine. Beautiful card.

Dolly Mixtures said...

Soooo classy! Love the swiss dots background and the scalloped edging. happy St Patrick's Day:) Angela (aka Dolly Mixtures)

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Ashley, this is stunning! The half pearls and cutting out the image the way you did made it jump off the card!

Susie said...

Gorgeous card - the pearls are such a lovely addition.

mycardz said...

Wow! YOur card is GORGEOUS! I love the purple, it really makes the green shamrocks pop! Awesome.

anya said...

Very pretty Ashley! I love the addition of the pearls to the centers of the shamrocks - stunning!

carole said...

Waoouuuhhh, this green is brillant.... beautiful card Ashley... I follow you since few months and even I do not post everyday, I love all your atwork.
Bye

Pauline said...

Beautiful card, so vibrant. Pauline x

Stephanie Kraft said...

Gorgeous, Ashley!! Love how crisp your creation is and all of those pearls are fabulous!!

Cammie said...

A gorgeous, vibrant card. Love those elegant pearls.

Cheryl said...

I love green and purple together. This is a beautiful card!

Stampin' Pam said...

WOW - green! Love it and with the pearl accents - just an elegant touch. Lovey Ashley!

Heather said...

So pretty - the colours really pop with that yummy green :)

Polly Pierce said...

Now that's what I call a Paddy's Day card! All that green and white is so stricking, truly stricking!

Betty Benton said...

Love your card, the colors you've used, and the ribbon and pearls!!

Joan B said...

seriously stunning!

Laurie Marmon said...

Love the punch of white on this card with the sentiment, pearls, and ribbon. Beautiful!

Kelly S. said...

Well if this isn't the prettiest little thing?! The different pearls look AMAZING! Your layout is so fresh and elegant, too!

Marge said...

This is STUNNING, Ashley!!!

Kathryn B said...

Oh My Ashely this is just beautiful!!! I love! love! everything about this card. Great job!!!

Julia Aston said...

I had to wait until I got home to see your card Ashley - for some reason my work computer blocks your pictures!!?!?

This is just lovely! the purple and greens are gorgeous -love the pearls - a wonderful card! thanks so much for blog hopping with us today!!

Tracey Cuccia said...

Clean, Crisp, and FABULOUS! The pearls are a great touch - and I totally LOVE the purple...aaahhhhh love it :)

Nadine said...

GORGEOUS!! Love how you've included the color purple in your card. And the pearls in the center of the shamrocks really give it an elegant touch!

Jennifer Holmes said...

Very pretty - love the pearls!

Cassie_lu said...

what a pretty card. love the pop of purple.

Wendy said...

This is beautiful Ashley!

sarahmartina said...

Wow! You made that green look GOOD! Love it... great coloring, too! :)

Linda Beeson said...

What a perfect card in all of that wonderful green!

Barb said...

Absolutely stunning! I love the pearls on this and your coloring is awesome!

Alice Wertz said...

beautiful!!

Julie Masse said...

Gorgeous card Ashley!! Love the rich, dark colors and your lovely layout! :)

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