Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Cheers to Green Beer!

Hi All!  Well, my new St. Patty's Day stamps did finally arrive, hurray!  But again, while I was still waiting for them to be delivered, I came up with another St. Patty's Day card idea.  I mixed a few stamps together that were already in my collection using a masking technique that I learned from a great tutorial by a fabulously talented designer, Ms. Julie Koerber.  If you get a chance you must go and check out her blog and her gorgeous cards!  As for my new St. Patty's Day stamps, they will just have to wait till next year.. 8-)

Believe it or not,  I used two different stamps for the main image of my card.  I think they blend together pretty well, considering they are from two different companies.  First I stamped the small beer mug from DRS, I purchased from Addicted to Rubber Stamps, onto Flourishes' Classic White using Memento Tuxedo Black.  Next I stamped it again onto a sticky note and cut out my image to create a mask.  I placed the mask over the first small beer mug I had stamped and then chose a clover stamp from Flourishes' Irish Blessings clear stamp set to stamp overlapping the small beer mug image.  I then removed the mask and voila!  It looks like the small beer mug is sitting in front of a lovely flourish of clovers.  Pretty cool huh? 8-)
I then added my sentiment, also from Flourishes' Irish Blessings clear stamp set.  I colored up my main image with Copics and used some white liquid applique to make the beer foam extra foamy.  I matted up my main image using some of Hero Arts Foliage cardstock  as well as some gorgeous floral Digi DP from Anita Richards Designs featured at Two Peas in a Bucket. I embossed one of my Foliage panels with my Cuttlebug using the CB Swiss Dots embossing folder and I embossed the edges of my main image and floral Digi DP using my score pal, to create a nice finished look.  Then I just popped my main image up with some dimensionals and added a cute little bow to finish it up.

May the luck of the Irish be yours & Thanks so much for dropping by! 8-)


  1. Ah faith and Happy little Lepchraums. Great looking card. Makes me want a green beer and find a Shamrock The cards keep getting better and better

  2. Looks like you're a new blogger too and I was to offer my support. You're doing a nice job. Lovely cards. I'll be checking back in with you.

  3. Awww... thanks for the shout out Shannon! LOVE this card -- too stinkin' cute!! Great job masking and love, love, love the foam you added to the green beer!

  4. This is festive and cute. The foam on the mug looks great.

  5. O' course with a name like Shannon, you probably come by beautiful Irish cards naturally!!


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