St. Paddy's Card

Good Afternoon, and a warm welcome to a new follower. Thank you for joining as a follower and hope you will be able to visit often as time permits. So many blogs to enjoy and so little time to blog surf!! (we're getting close to Blog Candy...LOL). Also want to say a BIG Happy Blogaversary to Anne at Redanne who is celebrating her one year at blogging today. Folks, this lady has so many delightful projects - many done with Tim Holtz have a treat in store when you take a browse at her blog. Congratulations & Well Done, Miss Anne.

I have to get started on St. Pat's cards for a couple of Irish friends, so here is my card to share today. I liked the finished card, but Oh, was it hard to photograph. Here goes:

I tried photographing, using different back drops, and settled on a piece of dark navy cardstock. So the dark edge you see is what I placed the card upon to photograph.

- Stamp is from Cornish Heritage Farms (the old company, not the current digi company) and is a Thomas Kincade Foxglove Cottage
- Coloring done with Tsukineko Brushstix dabbed into Memento Ink pads.(if you aren't familiar with this item, I hope I've linked properly so you can see a picture).  The stamp is very detailed, and this was an easy way to color the image

- Ritz Cool Highlights glitter (see a great video on this technique here)
- Sookwang tape
- Shimmer Sheetz Peridot Green mat, embossed with Tim Holtz Leaves EF
- cardbase stamped with Colorbox Fluid Chalk Creamy Brown, using Impression Obsession Cover A Card 050 - Script
- overstamped with I.O. CC132 Ornate Snowflake using Fluid Chalk Lavendar
- Impression Obsession Shamrock DIE065AA

This was a fun card to create, and I hope if you enlarge the image, it will show up better. The Ritz Glitter gives the cottage a very misty look, just like what an Irish cottage might look like in my imagination. Hope you will like it, and as always - thanks for the visit and have a terrific Sunday afternoon. Hugs*
Edit: after looking at the enlarged photo, shot with a closeup setting, I decided to add another picture of this card, done with a different setting, different background;maybe it will show up a bit better. Think I was too close in the above picture to really do the card justice.
This photo has not been cropped or any changes made. I think I like the look of the card better in this picture where the camera was not so close.


  1. The second picture shows your technique so clearly. Lovely card and your Irish friends are going to be thrilled.

    You are so organized...I haven't even started St Paddy's (I need 3 cards made) let alone think about Easter...I'd better get creating! teehee

  2. Your friend is going to love it, and I agree that glittery, shiny cards are the HARDST to photograph!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  3. Great card! Shiny, glittery cards are the hardest to photograph! Your friend is going to love it! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  4. Beautiful card and sometimes it can be very difficult getting a good photo. Take care, Shirleyx

  5. I never like the photos of my card - never seems to show how truly nice the card looks. Your card is gorgeous - just right for St. Paddy's day!!

  6. Very pretty card Mary, haven't seen those kind of stamps before but I recognized the artist immediately, well, who wouldn't lol!!

  7. Stunning card, beautifully coloured!

  8. No matter how you photograph it, it's a beautiful Irish cottage, Mary!

  9. Oh my Mary this is just beautiful! I love that stamped image, who wouldn't and who does't love TK?!! You have colored this image beautifully my friend and I just love the glitter over it, makes it so magical looking! Hugs!!