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2/28/2017

Celtic Cross and Shamrocks




 
Good evening, and welcome.  Back with another Shamrock theme, and on this one, the background was created with 2 different cling background stamps.
 

 
 
- Hero Arts (CG671) Forest Floor Bold Prints  inked with a bright green Colorbox Fluid Chalk ink and stamped onto a white card base.
 
- Simon Says Stamps Circle Doodle inked with a yellow Fluid Chalk, over stamped the bold prints.
 
- added a few little solid flower stamps using a yellow green ink at random places.
 
- S/B Celtic Cross die from last year, was embossed with an Mbossibility EF.
 
- Sparkle n Sprinkle Stamp Set 254 Irish  colored with copics and WoS, die cut with MFT Xstitch circle die. Used a dewdrop green ink pad to color the edges.
 
- Sentiment stamped in green ink, heat embossed with a WOW silver EP.
 
Scallop stitched die created the bottom border from part of the trimmed off background. Not showing very well in the photo. Wish I had thought to add some ink around the top scallops and it would show better. Oh well.
 
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27 comments:

jimlynn said...

Very pretty and I love the background! Looks great and is perfect for St Patrick's day!
Lynn

Pat said...

A great St Pat's card Mary, and I love the two background stamps you have used which work so well together. The pretty Celtic cross is enhanced so prettily with the embossing and the topper with the bunch of shamrocks makes a beautiful focal image. x

Carol L said...

I love that cute little bouquet of shamrocks, and the background looks wonderful with the celtic cross. Great St. Patrick's day card!

Lisa said...

This is beautiful, Mary!! The background is gorgeous!! I love the Celtic Cross!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Donna Ellis said...

Darling St. Patrick's day card, Mary! XOXO

scrAPpamondo said...

Love how you created your own background! It has the perfect colours to match the beautiful flowers and the celtic cross! Well done!

Valerija said...

Beautiful card, love the green.
Valerija xx

dutchess said...

Lovely card Mary,I love the way you have stamped that background,and the sparkly green...fab card xxxx

Maxine D said...

Love your colours here Mary! A cutie
Blessings
Maxine

Redanne said...

I really love the beautiful background you created for the Celtic cross to sit on and the bouquet of shamrocks are delightful. A wonderful St Pat's card! Hugs, Anne xx

Sue said...

Hi Mary, That's lovely.

Hope you have a nice day. Sue

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
what a very brilliant card, and that background is fantastic.
Love the celtic crosss, and what a great idea to emboss it as well.
Super sweet bouguet of shamrocks as well.
Love and big hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

*Vicki* said...

What a great blend of greens on your design! I love how all of the different elements tie together to make this a great St. Patty's card!! Good job! :) HUGS

Brenda in IN said...

You made such a fun and interesting background. The little nosegay of shamrock flowers is so cute and the Celtic Cross adds to the St. Patrick Day theme. You have inspired me to make a couple of St. Patricks Day cards with my limited supplies for the grands.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Very nicely done! I was just thinking that I needed to make some St. Patrick's Day cards. I find them hard to make as I don't have many SP stamps. My friend suggested that you can do just about anything in green and call it a Paddy card. I'm totally thinking of what I can do in green to prove her wrong (green cat, maybe).

Daffodil Cards said...

Beautiful Mary, love your blending and the pretty image. I'm going to have to get the Welsh St David's Day better known LOL. So I'll see Green and Red!
Hugs
Faith
x

Bonnie said...

Very clever to use 2 background stamps, Mary! Love the embossed Celtic cross and the bouquet of shamrocks!

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Mary, a super Celtic Cross and great background.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Diane said...

What a really fun design Mary.

Hugs Diane

Petra Swart said...

A beautiful bg and a lovely little bouquet, Mary!!! Such a pretty card in cheerful greens and white!!!! Wonderfully done, my friend!!!
Hugz

Marilyn said...

Cute card!!

Birgit said...

I love the background which just works with the cross and St. Patrick's day. Great card. You made me think of a celtic knot thing I have and may bring it out to have fun

crafty-stamper said...

Love the shamrock image and great stamped background
Carol x

Anita in France said...

So pretty, Mary ... what a fabulous sense of depth you created with the two backgrounds overstamped ... and that little bouquet of shamrocks is just so sweet! Hugs, Anita :)

Donna said...

Very pretty Mary. I have a couple more green cards to make. I don't make many but I do send a few. Love the bouquet and the background. Have a wonderful weekend!

Brenda said...

A fabulous St. Patty's card Momma Mary! That background is so cool looking and I am loving it. I also love the celic knot and your image. This one is a winner for sure and you are doing better than me as I haven't made a St. Patty's day card yet! Hugs, Brenda

Pippa said...

Love the background Mary and the Celtic Cross. Great card.