Mar 5, 2010

BC141 - Shamrock Blessings

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Now on to the Blogger Challenge this week.  This week was a "color" challenge:
Greens/White (Neutrals as needed).

First up I used "Black" as my neutral color.
I won this wonderful stamp set, (Shamrock Blessings) from Our Craft Lounge and just had to ink it up for this challenge.

I stamped the shamrocks with Kiwi Kiss ink on Whisper White card stock and stamped the sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Then I layered this onto Old Olive card stock cut with Labels 8 Nestabilitie Dies.
I added three 3mm Black Currant Sprinkles from (Annabelle Stamps)  These are so gorgeous you really need to see them in real life to truly appreciate how pretty they are.
My background papers are from Stampin'Up! I also embossed a piece of whisper white card stock with the Moroccan Screen embossing folder.  The ribbon is black velvet from a retired SU ribbon pack.

For my 2nd card I was inspired by a card from the current Paper Crafts magazine (March/April) issue made by Maile Belles (Page 63).

I liked the layout but changed a few things to make this card my own.

Again I used the Shamrock Blessings stamp set from Our Craft Lounge.

For this card I chose, Kraft card stock as my Neutral color.  I stamped the shamrocks in, Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive and Always Artichoke inks and punched them out with a square punch and mounted them onto matching card stock.  I embossed a piece of Kraft card stock with the Houndstooth embossing folder.  The sentiment was stamped with Kiwi Kiss and the "Lucky" portion colored with an Always Artichoke marker.  I added a piece of DP from SU and tied some Linen thread around it.  Then I used an Old Olive Felt flower, a White Flower and a Button (all SU) as an embellishment.

I really had fun with both these cards and hope you enjoy them.  Be sure to stop by the BC members blogs (click on the icon on my sidebar) and check out their great cards as well using this color scheme.

19 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

That's such a great set! The top card just pops with all the Black and the embossing. The 2nd one is a perfect Friend card!

Selene Kempton said...

These are beautiful! I love them both!

GCgirl said...

These are both very cool..the layers and textures give lots of interest :-)!

Basement Stamper said...

Both cards turned out great, love the longer one!

Tami Black said...

Love these cards -- the embossing and piercing really add to the effect! Great use of the black as a neutral too...

Tami Black said...

Love these cards -- the embossing and piercing really add to the effect! Great use of the black as a neutral too...

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Wow Ida! What wonderful cards! That's the perfect set for the this challenge! Love those Nesties! Beautifully done! :D

Lori said...

Both beautiful cards, Ida! Love the trio of different color images in the second one--what a great way to add interest.

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh TWO fabulous cards - love them both - and the lay outs too! TFS!

Lisa Bohler said...

Both cards are really nice! Love the embossing and the layouts!

Patti Chesky said...

Love this!!!

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Oooo, both of your cards are awesome! The texture you created with the first card through the embossing and the pattern is just wonderful. I really like the 3 tone clover on the second card too. Really great job! :)

Elena said...

Beautiful cards, Ida! I really like the sentiment stamped over the shamrocks. And embossing gives a very nice touch!Love the felted flower and twine - gives such a lovely natural look! And of course the layout is so pretty!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Great cards GF, very usable set. Like the combo's you used! hugz

maryr917 said...

2 great cards ida-I really like the embossing folder you used on the first one-it is on my wish list after seeing your card

Allison said...

What a pretty stamp! Nice soft palette of mixed greens (instead of scary green galore!) for St. Pat's! And the layout on that second one is brill!

tonistamps said...

Wow Ida! That Morrocan embossing folder is gorgeous. This might just put me over the edge on ordering it. I saw it last week on the Cuttlebug site and thought...I don't know...now I know! I must have it!

Connie said...

Great job with both cards! I love that shamrock image!

Barbara said...

Both cards are just wonderful....love them both. What a great image! Thanks so much for sharing both your lovely creations with us!