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2/20/2017

Sparkle n Sprinkle Vintage Irish

Hello & welcome. Time to start sharing a couple of St. Paddy's Day cards. We're not Irish, but we have friends who are and a lovely niece whose last name was O'Hara. Now that's Irish indeed! So here goes with a Sparkle & Sprinkle stamp. I have the red rubber, bought some years ago, when SnS still had a physical store. Now I think sales are just online...and this set is available as a nice digi (which costs less than the rubber too!)

 

 
 
- Impression Obsession Die 065AA shamrocks (snippets)
 
- Created background using Silk Glaze, brushos, then overstamping with several tiny shamrock cluster stamps.
 
Reverse Confetti Cuts All Frames ** cut from VOS St. Patrick themed dp.
 
**(I didn't find this die cut properly, even using my special metal shim. However, I do think it is largely the fault of an aging Big Shot that did not cut well in some areas. I had to keep moving the position of the die to get complete cut-through in places. I'm noticing that on EF's, some of the areas don't emboss well, so I'm pretty sure my old B/S is about to bite the dust. This die cuts many sizes of frames and I think will be a useful tool in the die cutting arsenal)
 
Hope you like this one, whether you're Irish or not!!! A new card was added to the Cards by Friends Page if you have time to enjoy it.
 
Hope your week has started off well, and many hugs & thanks for visiting.
 

 

41 comments:

Pia S said...

There are so many events you Americans prepare for that we don't have here in Norway. Yet. Some of are starting to come here as well, but no sign of Thanksgiving any time soon, shame as it's the one I'd think I'd care for the most. You found a beautiful vintage image for this card and I like how you seem to have popped some of the elements for dimension.

scrAPpamondo said...

Beautiful irish card, with a pretty vintage look! Love how the fussi cut images makes the shamrocks border pops out, I can see their shade! The backgrounds match perfectly the topper, well done!
Hugs, it's better if I return to my bed...

Kathleen said...

Brilliant St Patricks card Mary, great image and love all the shamrock.
We have no Irish in our family either but both me and my Sister have Irish names, Kathleen and Eileen, think my Mother loved Irish music.

Kath x

Redanne said...

I am definitely not Irish but I love St Pat's Day, I love shamrocks and I love your beautiful card too Mary, the image is wonderful! Sorry to hear about your BS, mine went much the same way and I invested in a Big Shot Plus and up to now it is working beautifully! Hope you have a good week. Hugs, Anne xx

Carol L said...

Well shiver me shamrocks, it's almost St Patrick's day again you say? I love this fun card with the wonky stitched panel and all of those pretty green shamrocks can't help but steal my attention! Love this wonderful vintage-styled card!

Sheila H said...

Your Irish celebratory card is very picturesque, Mary. That framing is elegant. I love the layers. The red hair on the girl is stunning, as is your Brusho background. The shamrocks add a nice pop. You rocked another project!

Mrs A. said...

What a fab card this is. I love those little clover leafs.It doesn't seem a year since you were showing last years makes. Keep them coming. My big shot was second hand when I bought it and i have to do several passes before it cuts properly. I have a grand caliber too but my big shot is my first go to for all die cutting. Funny how we get our favourites and nothing else will suffice. hugs Mrs A.

Pat said...

A really pretty St Patrick's Day card Mary and love the die cut shamrock leaves you have added and what a great Brusho and stamped background, and then that delightful dp. x

Lisa said...

Oh wow, this is so fabulous!! What a perfect St. Patty's day card!! I love the image and the clovers!! It's so gorgeous, Mary!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

jimlynn said...

All the little shamrocks, green, and that cute image makes for a perfect Irish card! So pretty!!! Whoever gets this one will love it for sure.
My CB is getting ready to bite the dust too and it's probably like your BS....your best friend!
Lynn

Maxine D said...

What a gorgeous card Mary. Love the pop of ginger hair amongst the green.
Sorry to hear about your big shot - my poor wee cuttlebug is also not cutting well in the centre and I am adding shims.... and turning the dies around and generally having to be a bit creative sometimes.
Blessings
Maxine

Greta said...

Sweet card, Mary! I have the same problem with embossing folders--not ready to spend money on a new machine yet!

Birgit said...

This is so bright and cheery and she will love it. I love the lady and the shamrocks. Perfect St. Patrick's Day card. I can't help but think of Maureen O'Hara, a great actress who loved her Irish heritage

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
oh what a very gorgeous and very super designed card.
I love this woneerful card, and your super designing.
The silk glaze brushos background is awesome, and all those wonderful Shamrocks dottted around is so pretty.
Love and big hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Sue said...

Hi Mary, Lovely card.

Hope you have anice day. Sue

Veerle said...

Wohoo Awesome Mary, love this green vintage look, great job.
Hugs Veerle x

Marilyn said...

Cute card!!

Pam said...

WOW, this is such a beautiful St. Patrick's Day card Mary! I love, love, love the vintage image and I love how you colored it! Perfect!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Daffodil Cards said...

Yep! I'm not Irish, at least three quarters of me isn't! but LOVE your card, it's so pretty.
Faith
x

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

A great St.Patrick's Day card Mary and one that's bound to bring the recipient luck with all those shamrocks!! Have a great day my friend!
Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Team Clark said...

I love this amazing card, Mary! The image is fantastic and the layout is perfect. Hugs, Autumn

Nancy Stislow said...

Mary, this is fabulous! You put a lot of work and thought into your cards and it shows! Awesome vintage image and beautiful design! Your Irish friends will certainly enjoy this one!

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Mary! Your coloring skills always take my break away. This vintage St. Patrick's Day card is beautifully orchestrated, and such a gorgeous design. I love all the shamrocks scattered throughout, and the pretty layers. Having the darker panel in the back, and the light layers in the front create such drama and wonder! It's a fantastic card creation in every way! Wishing you a great week! hugs, de

Brenda in IN said...

This is a pretty card, Mary. I love the vintage look and all the detail. That is a pretty sentiment too. My big shot and cuttlebug both died at the same time and I was at a complete loss for a week until my new one came. Now I think I should get another one just in case. Sometimes it is my plates that cause the trouble if they are warped. I try to turn them over each time but I forget sometimes. We are not Irish that I know of but both my sons have Irish names!

Bonnie said...

This is a beautiful St. Patrick's Day card, Mary! Love the vintage look of it! I find that my Big Shot doesn't emboss evenly either. And even my new Big Shot doesn't always cut or emboss evenly. I'm wondering if it's wear on the Big Shot, or plates, or base! Just need to work with it.

Olga Fink said...

A very beautiful card Mary! I love St Patrick's day even though I am not Irish!
xoxo olga

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I like that greeting, irresistibly Irish. Great card all the way 'round. I usually make a couple of cards to send to some pals, who are not necessarily Irish. I used to joke that our cat, Jack, was Irish since his last name was O'Lantern.

Barb said...

A gorgeous card for St. Patrick's Day Mary. It's a really vintage looking image. I love green and this is a gorgeous green card with lovely dimension too. Barbxx

cuilliesocks said...

Brilliant card Mary, just perfect for someone who celebrated the saint's day, Kate x

cotnob said...

This is fabulous Mary, a lovely image and lots of brilliant details - a super St Patrick's Day card.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Asha said...

Gorgeous card, Mary ... so fresh and lively... and yes, irresistibly Irish! :)
x Asha

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Mary,

What a beautiful Irish card! I think I'm part Irish - I have a bit of temper sometimes and I honestly think that's the Irish in me! tee hee

I'm slowly settling into my new home. So happy that everything worked out and sold my place and bought the new place without a realtor (except I did hire a realtor for $500 to help with the paperwork and work with the Title Company). Yay!!

Hugs,
Kay

pam said...

Wonderful St Patrick's card Mary, lovely vintage image and clovers, brilliant background too.
Hugs Pam x

Stampsnob. said...

I do like the stamp It is fun to have a few Irish (or at least Irish want to be ) friends to make cards for .This will be appreciated ...............Lis

Kim Heggins said...

LOVE this card....all that green is amazing and beautiful. I am part Irish and love this incredible look you created on a card.

Petra Swart said...

Oh, all the lovely bright greens are so beautiful, Mary!!!!! Such a sweet card and a lovely sentiment for St Paddy's Day!!!! Love it, my friend!!!!
Have a great day!!!!
Hugz

Donna said...

What a fun cheery card, like how you overlapped the shamrocks from one layer to the next!

crafty-stamper said...

These years are certainly rolling round very fast indeed-love the beautiful card with a certain vintage look
Carol x

*Vicki* said...

Such a fun Vintage Irish image! I just love all of the green clovers in the background! Wonderful St. Patty's Day design! HUGS :)

Brenda said...

Oh, you are getting a great start on those St. Pat's card Momma Mary! I am loving this one! Your image is just so cool and I love the way you have colored her all up! The shamrocks are beautiful too and I love the shamrock paper you used and die cut with the frame die. Beautiful! Hugs, Brenda

Pippa said...

Lovely card Mary, did you cut out all the little shamrocks? Love the dimension on them. Pippa x