Thursday, March 5, 2009

Potted Shamrocks

Here's another St. Patty's Day card that I made using images from The Cutting Cafe. I only have a few more cards to make for the Big Green Day so please put up with me.
It's funny, but when I was younger and other kids would ask what nationality I was I would say that I was only Italian. I don't know why I wouldn't say that I was Irish too! I think that I thought if you were more than one nationality the other kids would consider me a mutt! Now, I am proud of all my heritage...I am 1/4 Irish and 3/4 Italian, American
We do it up on St. Patrick's Day, starting with Green Eggs and Ham in the morning. I do make Corn Beef and Cabbage for dinner, but I have to admit that the cabbage is Italian style, sautéed with potatoes, onions and garlic!
I'll be in California again this year for St. Parick's. Which is great, because I get to celebrate the day more than once!
Here are some deets on the card.
I printed the images on Whisper White and printed the images again onto some dp. I sponged the image panel with certainly celery, old olive and more mustard. I cut out the flowers and added crystal effects to the petals of each flower. I added a bauble to the center of each flower before the CE dried. It's great adhesive! I paper pieced the pot , sewed the main panel on with a zig zag stitch and added a Heidi Swapp flower. And then when I was all done I decided to use an Ornare stencil to finish it off. Let me know what you think! I love the feedback!
Have a great day.
Smiles :)

Image...The Cutting Cafe St Patrick's Day
paper...Whisper White, More Mustard, Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Old Olive SU DP
embellishments...ribbon, baubles, heidi swapp flower, nesties, crystal effects, Ornare stencil
techniques...sewing on paper, paper piecing, paper piercing


Jackie said...

Wow! I'm glad I came back!! this is too cute and I like your flowers...great job!!!

Lesa said...

This is fabulous! I love everything about it! :)

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is FANTASTIC!!! I had to click for a closer look and glad I did!! The gold thread zig-zag stitching is awesome and of course the lacquer clover petals are perfect!! What a great card!
Have fun in sunny Calif. ... enjoy the celebration!!

Ann said...

Cute, Lorraine! I love the polka dotted dp, and the Crystal Effects looks FAB!

Enfys said...

This is really fantastic Lorraine, that crystal effects makes the petals look like laquer. Gorgeous. It amuses me that Irish/Americans embrace St Patricks day so wholeheartedly, I swear you celebrate it more than they do in Ireland, but then that's something I love about America, the way you love a party! Good for you :)
Enfys xx

Velta said...

Hey Lorraine ~ I don't know about why you cannot put me on your reader, cause I don't know what a reader card is perfect for St Patty's day! I do know that my Powered by Feedblitz thingy has gone away...and I am trying to get it back up there...makes me feel like a computer clutz :)

Gabby said...

That's an awesome card Lorraine! Love it!

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

This is so cute! I love it! Have a safe trip. :)

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