Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Irish may be the one nationality missing from my mixed pedigree, but I can still appreciate the green shamrocks of the holiday, especially when they are showcased on a stunning stained glass background:
Stamps: Large Oval Stained Glass, Happy St. Pat's Day sentiment. Ink: Green galore, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics. Cardstock: Textured white, vellum. Accessories: green grosgrain ribbon, gold stickles.

Doesn't this stained glass background really make the shamrocks pop?

This card was definitely one of those learning experiences! I originally wanted to create a window effect, but the shape of the stained glass really didn't fit with any of my oval Nesties without removing a large portion of the image, so I ended up adhering it directly on the carstock. The colors on the stained glass ended up more vibrant when backed with the white, so it was a happy accident.

Not so happy was the realization that Stickles and vellum are not the best of friends; the stained glass edge was a bit rippled once the Stickles was applied. Oh well, live and learn! And keep on experimenting because occasionally you do end up with those happy accidents!


  1. Pretty card, love the colours you used! Hugs, moni

  2. WOW!! Stunning creation Jess!! Love your stained glass shamrocks!! FAB!! :) TFS!

  3. Wow, this one is gorgeous. I need to add you to my blog. Beautiful card!

  4. This is so nice! Awesome job!

  5. what a gorgeous card Jessica.

    hugs Riet.x

  6. Gorgeous. Love the stained glass.

  7. It really does! Those shamrocks are so cool!


  8. Wow, this is amazing! I love this stained glass stamp. the options are endless! Your colors are so bright, cheery and spring feeling!!!

    and you certainly would never see the wrinkled vellum - I did the exact same thing myself :-)

  9. ooh, I think it looks beautiful!! lovely colors and happy belated St Patty's Day!! Hugs, Kel :)


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