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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Raising an Irish Mug to Ya

Coffee of the Day - Maple Fudge

for the next few days, I'll be sharing a few St. Patrick's Day cards I've made to send off to my sons away at school. We love St. Patty's Day here at our house! :)


Today's card uses an image from MelJen's, although she no longer sells her images anywhere. it's called "Irish Brew." the little strip of torn paper & banner are from the Authentique Charmed collection. can you tell how much I have loved using papers from that collection this season? it really is wonderful if you can get your hands on any before it sells out.

the other day when I was making my Irish Coffee card, I knew I was going to need those cutey little shamrocks. but I am a paper hoarder when it comes to the card stock from Paper Temptress. I don't have that much, so I use it very sparingly. I came up with the idea to put the Memory Box die across the bottom of the Olive BASIS card so it created a little cut out. this way I was able to get the die cuts I needed for the other card, but also get a fun effect on this card! cool! :) I highlighted the shamrocks with the same craft ink I used for the edges.

card base was also sprayed with olive glimmer mist. as you can see, someone in the family made the sacrifice to drink a Guinness so I could use the label and bottle cap here on the card. ;) pretty lime juice grosgrain ribbon from RRR was added to the label along with a vintage button tied with olive burlap string.

this was my first time using liquid applique, and I confess mine is fairly old. it was fun, so I'll definitely try it again! sure adds a lot to the foam on the beer stein! :)

enjoy your day and I'll see you back here again tomorrow!

Challenges:
Outlawz Twisted Thurs - add green
Shopping Our Stash - oh, me lucky charms (liquid applique is VERY old!)
Get Creative - St. Patrick's Day
Crafty Cardmakers - go green
Incy Wincy - shades of green
Glitter 'n Sparkle - use some green
Pile it On - green plus 2 other colors (gold and light blue for main image bg)
Quirky Crafts - masculine with ribbon or twine (I have both)
Choux Choux Paper Art - St. Patrick's Day linky party
Hiding in My Craft Room - super scraps (both pieces of designer paper are scraps)

17 comments:

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Brilliant card Ginny x
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Donna said...

Mmmmmmmmmm yummy!! My favourite St. Patrick's Day treat...GUINNESS!!
Thanks for playing along with the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew for our "Oh Me Lucky Charms" challenge this week!

Pat said...

Very cool mSCULINE CARD-YOUR BOYS WILL LOVE THEM! Thanks for sharing with us at Quirky Crafts challenge blog..

Maggie said...

Great St Patrick's day card, thanks for joining Glitter N Sparkle
Maggie DT

GregT said...

Great idea cutting the shamrocks out for the other card and using the negative space to create this card. love the layout. Thanx for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs.

Ina G said...

What a great layout you have made for our Go Green challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers. So many lovely elements. Thanks for sharing with us.

Elizabeth Hart said...

This is one fabulous St. Patrick's Day card - love the label and the foam detail on the drink. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Pam said...

Gorgeous design full of interest. Love how you created the foam for the beer. Very clever. Awesome card for St. Patty's Day. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers 'Go Green' challenge in honor of St. Patrick's Day.
:) Pam

Lynne Walker said...

cheers! lovely card
thanks for joining incy wincy
Lynne

Lisa Dryden said...

wow x thanks for entering the Get Creative Challenge Lisa DT x

StephC said...

What a cool idea to include the labels. I really like how your card turned out. Great job! So glad you shared with us at Pile It On!

Bad Kitty said...

great card
Bad Kitty's Craftroom
>^.^<
Fiki

Judy McKay said...

Great card. Love the theme. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

Chana Harris said...

You had me at Guinness! Thanks for submitting such a delightful card to our challenge here at Shopping Our Stash!
Hugz,
Chana, Owner

NanaConnie said...

Fabulous, Jenn! Love the Guinness. :-D Putting on my DT hat -- Thanks so much for entering our "Masculine w/ Ribbon" challenge at Quirky Crafts this month.
NanaConnie DT

Pat said...

Oh, the sacrifices that are made for the love of crafting. LOL Love your card!! And so will your son. Thank you for sharing with us at Quirky Crafts challenges this month.

Chris Dring said...

What a fabulous St. Paddy's Day card!Love that beer image! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!