Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day - 365 Cards Day 17

 St. Patty's Popping Pot 
Top o' the mornin' to you all and
here's to the best for the rest of the day too!
Today's card is for Day 17 at 365 Cards and although the challenge of "twinchie" didn't immediately inspire thoughts of St. Patty's Day in me, in looking through my stamps I found this adorable and totally appropriate little image! YEAH! So do you want some deets on this? Even if you don't, here they are (I'll bullet them to make them easier to read!)!  

  • Okay, so the image is a Studio G clear stamp.
  • My cardstock is SU! - Green Galore, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White (base for the image panel), and Yoyo Yellow (for the daffodils).
  • I first stamped, embossed my image, colored the image with Prismacolor pencils and OMS and then covered that with a versamark pen and embossed again (that way my image resists the next steps. If you want more information on how to do this, check out Splitcoast Stampers. They have a great toot.).
  • I brayered the sky and grass on a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 cardstock and then sponged in the "clouds" with white craft ink and the negative of a scallop circle punch. The hills were sponged in with a darker ink and different templates cut from sticky notes. (Michelle Zindorf is an awesome resource on all things brayering, sponging, and emboss resisting. Check her out!) 
  • To create my "twinchie" I used a 2 inch nestie to cut the image from the main panel and then layered it with a 2 1/4 square cut from the Pumpkin Pie CS. (got this idea from Michelle B...she does FAB work, check her out too!)
  • To create the daffodils, I punched the 6 petal flower from the Boho Blossoms punch but that was too small for my taste. So I scanned it, enlarged it a bit, and then printed it out on the yellow card stock. Cut them out by hand and used the other small flower from this punch to make the center and layered a light green Dew Drop on that.
  • Okay, think that about covers any of the hard stuff...if I left anything out, just ask!
Oh yeah, here's the inside:
Love this sentiment!

And as usual, here's some other challenges that I was also inspired by:
1. Clearly Delightful - sketch
2. Cupcake Craft Challenges - Going Green
3. Daring Cardmakers - A Host of Golden Daffodils
4. Incy Wincy Designs - Green  (at least 1/3rd of your creation as green)
5. Ooh LaLa Creations - Anything Goes 
6. Other Lovlies - Use a Brayer
7. Raise the Bar - Go Green!
8. The Corrosive Challenge Blog!! - something with good luck on it

And if you've made it this far, you've got a little bit of the Blarney stone coming to ya! Nah, not really, but I do have some blog candy that I've been meaning to give away. As I meant to do this with my post on Monday which was my 100th, I'll now make it for my 101st post and in honor of St. Patty's Day (gotta a wee bit of the Irish in me too)!

So if you're interested in some "candy," be sure to leave a comment on this post saying you want to be entered in the drawing. I don't have a picture of what I'll send to ya if you're chosen, but I know there will be some clear stamps, various embellishments, and some real Hawaiian candy in there. The drawing will be next Tuesday night (that's March 23rd and Hawaiian time...we're 6 hours behind the East coast now) with the winner will be announced in my next week's 365 Card post.
Well, that's it for this week and can't wait to see what you come up for this challenge!



Beautiful! Love the combination of techniques you used to make this bright and colorful St. Patty's Day card...awesome!

And you don't have to put me in the candy draw! I'll just eat the real candy when I come visit!

Love, SAM aka MOM

~amy~ said...

ahhh...your mom is a lucky duck to just be able to eat the candy when she visits:)

Love your card...that rainbow is sooooo sweet!!!

Love to be in your blog candy drawing:)

Wendi said...

Hi Kim welcome to our challenge your card is gorgeous it's so different to the other cards I have been seeing for this day I love your daffs and thank you so much for sharing this with us at Ooh la la

Patti said...

So cute Kim! Love your clouds and grass that travels into your focal image... just adorable! Your ribbon treatment is to cool! You can enter me in your drawing but I would rather come over with your Mom and eat candy!

Sue W said...

Such a great card Kim love all the blue sky with yellow flower heads!! Ooh can i go in the draw ....please!!!

Rebecca's Card Hobby said...

Love this card. I will have to try making the daffodils. I would like to come visit and eat candy in Hawaii, but guess I will have to just be in the "candy" drawing. Thanks,

♥♥♥Jan ♥♥♥ said...

Thanks for sharing Michelle and her brayering (amongst other) techniques. I loved the sky you did, and had to check it out ! Please include me in your candy draw. (gobble gobble, oops, wrong holiday...)

SueH said...

Fab card!
Thanks for ‘Daring’ to join us this week.


Suzanne said...

this is an absolutely beautiful card! thanks for playing along with other lovelies thoughtful thursdays challenge. BTW, you recently won one of the challenges but I never received your snail mail. If you'll mailto:suzsown1@htcplus.net it to me, I'll be happy to get it out to you!

Carla aka scrappypug said...

This is soo cute! Happy St Pat's day to you too and thanks for joining us at Clearly Delightful.

Rose said...

AWESOME!!! i love how you made the clouds (will check out that site next) and of course i would love to be entered in your drawing..... it's a plane ticket to spend a week with you right? LOL have a fantastic day girl :)

Cheryl said...

gorjus card hun thanks for joining us at incy this week hugs cheryl xxxxx

Laurie tx stamper said...

This made me smile with the fun and cheery colors and those yellow flower accents. thanks for playing the cdbc3!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Oh my goodness, what a great card for St. Patrick's Day. It is so cute! You did a great job on the sketch. Thanks for playing the Clearly Delightful Blog challenge.

Mary Duffek said...

Perfect and adorable card!

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Such a darling card! I love all the details that you've done to make it so beautiful! Thanks for playing with us at CDBC3!

Nina said...

cute card Kim, love the design to this and the bright colors as well! love that the bow is white, it so pops!

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Kim, what a sweet card. Love the cutie images and the sentiment is perfect. The brayered background looks fab and your daffodils are awesome. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Heather "Hev" said...

This is fabulous :)

Nice to meet you :)

Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs this week :)

gocanucksgo said...

Great work on the card!!! I love how you did the hills and the clouds. I also love the sentiment inside. I would love to be entered into your suprise candy. Keep up the great work =)

Jessie said...

Wow Kim, this is beautiful and I love the hills and the clouds! Thanks for the chance to win your candy and I hope you had a fun St. Patrick's day :)

~Christina~ said...

Hee hee...love the sentiment on the inside. Great card :)

Danderella said...

Kim, I can't believe I'm only comment #23! I've never had Candy from Hawaii...but I'm game to try it. Love your paper punching, so creative...that Easter wreath is spectacular!

Hannah said...

LOL... i saw this card on 365 Cards, of course, but I hadn't seen the inside until now-- how funny :-) I have just a smidge of Irish in me somewhere. It shows more in the summertime when I get red streaks in my hair!

I'd love to be entered in your drawing! That Hawaiian candy sure makes me curious! (And of course all the other great stuff:-)

Melanie said...

Love this card and am enjoying your blog! Your card with the bird nest and wreath are just precious! I too would love to taste some hawaiian candy! Thanks for the chance to win!