Thursday, March 17, 2011

St. Pats!

Hello hello my blogger friends! Happy St. Pat's to you today! My girls are off to school wearing their greens, and I've got my olive green pants on today- no pinching!

today I sat down to create with some of the new gorgeous Pink Paislee line intending to create a couple St. Pat's cards, but alas, none appeared. Instead my vintage side showed up and I created this glittery, shabby, textural cards instead.

All my cards I created with scraps using the Pink Paislee Butterfly garden collection. I'd already used that on my foot stool I shared last week. I didn't want to waste any, and what's great is that I have very little left over scraps now. BONUS!!

First, I cut this card base down a bit, then I added both a block of the light pink and a block of the blue papers, I tacked on a border in white punched with my EKSuccess punch. Then I started with the angel block, I inked the edges of that, added a mat of gray, deco scissors the edge and inked it as well. I added another block of cream, then added ink to that edge. Finally I added some cream felt cut with pinking shears. I adhered the block on with my GA Extreme Adhesive Squares. I looped some of my crinkled seam binding ribbon in a double bow, tied with a shell button. I added that to the card, along with a petalloo flower topped with a white prima rose, then I added a berry stem in white. I also glittered two raw chipboard stars and added them to the side of the block.
Lastly I stamped the Hero Arts greeting on a scrap, cut the corners with my mini scallop scissors and popped it up on some UcutIt foam from Glue Arts.

This card used a square base, then I added the block of blue, and added the gray mat cut with pinking shears. I added a cut out medallion, then topped that with a strip I cut the edges on with pinking shears. I inked all the edges, then added the bracket frame with glitter. I then inked an old tag, and added that to the card using UCutIt foam, topped with a gcd studios button and twine bow. I glittered this Tim Holtz grungeboard crown, and added that overtop the stamped sentiment and added a little flower to the center. 
I used my crinkled seam binding ribbon, basted the edge and created my flower, cutting out several leaves and added a gem brad center. The greeting is a Hero arts stamp.
I also created a few decorative pins and added them to the flower as well.

For this card, I first added the block of paper, then added the strip to the right side, I then cut the edges of the card with my deco scissors. I also inked the edges of the card.
then I added this block of kraft, adding the mat with deco cut edge. I traced in brown around the edges of the card. I then added the butterfly block and the inked tag, I added a cut piece of felt to the tag and a cut border strip. Next I created my rose with my crinkled seam binding, and I added two green flowers to each side as leaves. I tied a bow with my seam binding, and added a shell button and two decorative pins. I also added in a glittered raw chipboard star.Finally I added a brad pearl to the center of my seam binding flower.

For my last vintagey card, I added the block to the card base, then added the punched scallop border. also inked. I took two tags, and added them, then trimmed the edge of the fairy block and inked again. I added a glittered square on top of the fairy and then stamped Get Well from TCP studios on the other tag. I added a couple Petalloo flowers to the card, including a bow of twine on the larger tag, then again I tied a bow wiht my seam binding and tied it with a peachy button and twine.

I hope you have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day!
Luck of the Irish to Ya!


Kristie Maynard said...

Definately not St. Pats, but absolutely gorgeous none the less.

MiliPea Designs said...

Those are so very beautiful! Love the vintage look - and I'm not usually a vintage-y girl!

Michelle said...

These are absolutely stunning!!!

Kelly Massman said...

Pretty pretty pretty!

Sandy Ang said...

Wow what gorgeous cards. Love the soft, vintage feel to all of them