Thursday, March 3, 2011

Seeing Shamrocks Blog Hop!

I normally don't really have much of "Kiss me, I'm Irish" stuff around since I am of german decent...but when The Angel Company announced it's Seeing Shamrocks blog hop I thumbed through the catalogs to see which stamps I had that might work. Voila!! One of my most favorite sets is the versatile set, Fanciful Vintage, and once again it proved to be handy. It's got a lovely postmark type image with a shamrock, surrounded by the words: Memories, Heart, Faith, Laughter and Happiness.

Here's what I came up with...this first card is a pretty common sketch but it looked just a little too plain to me when it was finished so I stamped the Decorative Corners up in the left hand corner before I added the ribbon and I really liked that touch. And, you may be amazed to hear it/see it, but...I inked ALL of my edges! {big grin}


This second card isn't really what I had intended it to be...the original panel will show up in another card that I just finished today (couldn't let it go to waste!). I really wanted to use the soft Angelee papers for this card and added the saying to balance it all out. I hope I accomplished that and that it's not just hanging out there! Above I cropped the image to highlight just the medallion but here you can see the entire stamp which I clear embossed.



So now it's your turn! Dig through your stamps and see what you can turn into "seeing shamrocks!"...I think of good luck, blessings, rainbows, etc...hope that gets your creative wheels turning. Here is what others are crafting!

14 comments:

Juliet A said...

Oh, I had forgotten about that stamp - you are so clever! These are great cards, too!

mischelle said...

What a GREAT idea! Way to go Chris!

StampinCarol said...

Love it! The 2nd card is ok but you're right... the panel just doesn't really fit...

Tricia said...

Very, very nice! The extra flourish on the first one is just perfect, as well!

Debra Miller said...

Great cards Chris!

isu.alum said...

I LOVE that stamp now!!! I really NEED it!! LOL. Kerry

Christine said...

Great cards! Love them both!

Chelsea said...

Wow I forgot there was a shamrock in that set!

Sandy said...

You made two great cards

Angela K said...

Great cards!

Holly said...

GREAT idea! Love it!

Glittered Paws said...

I forgot about this set also - (guess I didn't look long enough for shamrocks!!). Great cards.

Trish said...

Nice choices for colors and paper. Very elegant.

Heather said...

I never noticed it was a clover in that postmark stamp! LOVE it!