think green (CIC9)
I thought today I would work on a project for the Clearly Inspired Challenge for the week... Think Green...
Well, I have been thinking about what I wanted to do for this since Friday when the challenge was posted... I finally came up with something. YAY! I thought that since St. Patty's day is coming up, I would let that guide me. So, here it is...
The paper is DCWV, and plain white cardstock.
The stamps are Clear Dollar Stamps "Pond Pals", and TCP "Faith Greetings".
I used VersaMark for the embossing, and Distress Inks for everything else.
Embossing Powders are "Evergreen" by Ranger and "Pirate Gold" by Stampendous
Also used: ribbon, CI paint, foil tape, memory glass (by Ranger)
For the card base, I simply stamped some random flowers around the edge.
I ran the green paper through the cuttlebug using Swiss Dots embossing folder. I then sanded the dots and randomly colored them with a Marvy Marker. (a technique I picked up from Jennifer McGuire's blog...she is so talented!!!)
The shamrocks are stamped onto Memory Glass with Versamark, then embossed with embossing powder. *Yes, you can emboss on glass... Just be careful not to heat too quickly, or your glass might break. Give it a little heat, than take the heat gun away for a few seconds before you hit it with heat again... Trust me on this one...* I then wrapped the glass with foil tape *by not centering the tape when wrapping the edges, you can see the back tape as well as the front giving a layered look*
I didn't have a shamrock stamp, so I made my own using the heart and stem stamps from "Pond Pals". *I love finding new ways to use old shapes*
The dotted line under the sentiment is also from that set, stamped repeatedly in a line.
This cute little bow is a white satin ribbon that I painted with Creative Inspirations Paint (Sage). I love the shine it gives it.. Can I say, I love little details like that!!!
*a little side story... This was not the original idea for the memory glass... I was going to etch it. However, after I had gotten it all prepped and ready to go, I opened my bottle of etching cream, and it was solid as a rock. GRRRR. So, moral of the story, is check that you really have all your supplies BEFORE you put a lot of prep work into something!*
Have a fabulous day!