Create an “Irish for a Day” Card for St Patrick’s Day

by Jowilna Nolte

Create an "Irish for a Day" Card for St Patrick's Day using Tsukineko's VersaMagic and Brilliance DewDrops.

Are you feeling lucky? At least for a day you can be Irish and take your inspiration from the many shades of greens available in the Tsukineko and Imagine stable. Today’s card features some of my favorite greens for an interesting and less grass green version of this famous holiday. Take a look at how I created this fun effect.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

On a large background stamp using VersaMagic in Aloe Vera, apply the ink in a tapping motion across certain sections over the stamp only.


Step 2

Add a second green ink over the remainder of the ink surface. I used Brilliance in Pearlescent Thyme to add some sparkle and shimmer.


Step 3

Carefully lay the cardstock piece onto the surface of the stamp and apply pressure by rubbing your palm over the surface. This is a lot easier to transfer the image onto the cardstock due to the nature of this stamp size and design. Remove to reveal the image.


Step 4

Use a small soft paint brush and All-Purpose Ink in Spring Green to add green paint splats. Add additional Walnut Ink splats onto the background as well.


Step 5

Cut out flowers and a cloverleaf from patterned paper and adhere to the stamped panel. Add a typed sentiment over the stem of the cloverleaf. Ad diamanté to finish off the card. Sew around the edges for texture and detail.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock – White
  • Carabelle Studio – stamps
  • Sewing machine
  • Kaisercraft Paper
  • Simple Stories –  Washi Tape

Embossed Celtic Knot Card

by Roni Johnson


Happy St Patrick’s Day! On this day, many are wearing green, eating corned beef and (if you are of drinking age) having a green beer! I decided to make a card featuring a Celtic knot, texture, 4-leaf clovers and a gold ribbon. It is so much fun to experiment with the supplies I had on hand which is exactly what I did to create this highly textured card. I had never heated the Creative Medium but I thought it would be worth a shot to see how it performed under high heat. As you can see from the photo it looks amazing and bubbles through the embossing powders to create a lovely hammered texture look. Perfect for Gold Embossing!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1.5 hours + cool-down time

Directions

Step 1

Tape black cardstock panel to work surface. Position stencil and tape in place. Use a spatula to spread Gold Creative Medium over the entire card panel.

Step 2

Carefully peel off the stencil. Wash the excess Creative Medium off immediately (very important).

Step 3

Sprinkle Verdigris and Gold Embossing Powders over the Creative Medium. Shake off excess.

Step 4

Heat the embossing powder and Creative Medium until the embossing powders melt and the Creative Medium begins to bubble up. You may continue to heat until satisfied with the texture. Set aside to cool. Do not touch until cool!  The Embossing Powder and Creative Medium will be extremely hot at this point.

Step 5

Die-cut pieces to be added to the card.

Step 6

Use Sponge Dauber to color the clover with Pear Tart, Bamboo Stalk, and Ivy Cottage Memento Ink. Sponge Delicata Golden Glitz on the leafy branches. Bend the small hearts in half and affix to the darker clover pieces using On Point Glue.

 

Step 7

Bend the small hearts in half and affix to the darker clover pieces using On Point Glue.  Mount bubble embossed panel on a plain black card. To finish the overall design, affix the ribbon to the card using Tear It Tape and glue on die-cuts on the embossed panel using On Point Glue.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • ClubScrap.com – Stencil
  • Ribbon
  • Die cuts
  • Cardstock – black, copper

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