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-)