Tuesday, March 22, 2011

HEC #15

HEC, it's time for Ted's Happily Ever Challenged again! (Details here.) For March, Ted's challenge requirements were that the card 1) include a shamrock (with three leaves not four!) and 2) be in the colors of the Irish flag: green, white, and orange. So here's my entry. I made my own shamrock, using three heart die cuts and a free-cut stem. I distressed the white layers with a little neutral distress ink and the orange layers with white. The ribbon is Martha Stewart seam binding. Right now, my Michael's has a ton of Martha Stewart ribbon on clearance for $1, regular price $6.99! I went a little crazy. ;-> I feel like I'm kind of stuck in a rut with those side loops w/buttons, but ribbon is generally my biggest challenge in card making. I need a remedial ribbon class, help! :-D

Stamps: Impression Obsession--Mini Messages
Paper: PTI--S.S. White; Zoe Pearn digital paper--Hawaiian Sunset; stash
Ink: Versafine--Onyx Black; PTI--Fresh Snow; Ranger--Pumice Stone Distress Ink; Embossing Powder--Filigree Clear
Dies: PTI--Heart Prints; Spellbinders--Labels 8
Misc.: Border Punch--Fiskars; Embossing Folder--Cuttlebug; Copic--T1; Buttons--Foof a La; Baker's Twine--stash; Ribbon--Martha Stewart; Corner Chomper


Ted said...

Jill, oh my gosh... this is wonderful. That adorable shamrock is taking center stage and I love the framing you did. Thanks for playing along with me this month! :)

Karen C. said...

Fun and colourful card. I really like how you've used the orange papers to highlight the shamrock. Such a bright and cheery card.

Mad for Paper said...

This is wonderful. The smaller label 8 almost looks puffy with the fantastic shading you did.