The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Friday, March 4, 2011

Color-Splashed St. Patrick's Day

I'll be heading out to help in my son's classroom in just a little bit, but I wanted to share this clean and simple St. Patrick's Day card that I made this morning.
I was inspired to play along with today's Splitcoast Free for All Challenge, Got a Lucky Penny?--to use your good luck charms, greens, and leprechauns for this challenge. The timing on this challenge was just right--I won't need many St. Patty's cards, but I've only made one so far this year, and we are less than two weeks away! And I decided that a St. Patrick's Day card would be the perfect opportunity to play along with the new Play Date Cafe challenge: "Player's Choice" Color Splash Week! The idea is to make a black and white card with just a splash of a single additional color, and this week we get to choose whatever color we'd like. Obviously, I chose to add a splash of GREEN!!

I used two little shamrock charms from a bulk bag of pastel-colored buttons that I purchased several years ago. I arranged three green heart-shaped gems and a bit of green embroidery floss as a third "lucky charm."

Here are the challenges I incorporated into this card:

Thanks for stopping by to check out my little slice of bliss today! Have a super weekend!

Emily

Card Recipe:
Stamps: The Angel Company (shamrock image and sentiment); SU Baroque Border wheel
Paper: MFP snow storm CS, MFP black CS
Ink: SU basic black, Palette viridian leaf
Accessories: SU designer label punch, EK 1" square punch, foam tape, shamrock charms, green heart rhinstones, green embroidery floss, peapod baker's twine from The Twinery

24 comments:

Benzi said...

Oh, Emily...this is great. Love the wheel you used...made a delightful left side. The shamrock buttons were perfect. Super card!!! Have fun with your son at school.

Colleen Dietrich said...

How adorable! You know, since my birthday is St. Patrick's Day, I always look out for *different* cards for the occasion. For so many years, I got the same birthday card from multiple people, because very few companies made them. I know yours is handmade, but I'm wondering why those companies didn't do something cute and clean like this! Love the use of the twine in a couple of places, and all those differently styled shamrocks.

Crafty Math Chick said...

This is terrific Emily! Love the charm you created with the three green heart gems! ~Meredith

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

What a perfectly fabulous St. Paddy's Day card, Em! Love it!

Bonnie said...

Great St. Patrick's Day card Emily! Love all those shamrocks!

Anita said...

Beautiful card Emily. Love the flourish on the side and the gems on the shamrocks.

Marisa said...

Gotta love St. Patty's day when you are a green lover :) Fabulous use of the sketch and challenge. Great fun with the different shamrocks. Wonderfully done :)

wearestampers said...

Very pretty Emily! This design could be used with any theme! But definately keep the green!
Pam

Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

This is so adorable!! I really like that sketch. Love all the mix of greens. And what a fun bunch of shamrocks! Thanks so much for playing along at the Stampin' Celebration challenge!!

Heidi said...

Emily, you know I have never made a St. Pats card in my entire life. I love all the little shamrocks.

Would love to have you join us on
http://abcdtchallenge.blogspot.com/

Linda R. said...

What a wonderful little card. You rocked all those challenges. I really can't believe St. Paddies day is right around the corner..

Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Hugs, Linda

~amy~ said...

Such a fun St Patrick's Day card! Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns!

Hands On said...

Love this layout. Your collection of shamrocks are so fun. So glad you joined us at the SCIC this week.

Cori said...

What a fun card! I love the cute shamrocks and the baker's twine! Thanks for joining us this week at SCIC!

Susan Allan said...

I like the shamrock design and the way you picked out just one. Lovely!!
Sue xx

Ruby said...

This is so sweet Emily, I love the way you have used different shamrocks. My Mum is Irish and you've just reminded me I have quite a few cards to make. I still can't believe we are in March already! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe this week!

maryr917 said...

this is a great st patty card emily-you did well with all the challenges

Allison said...

Cute card! I love the layout and all the fun shamrocks. Thanks so much for playing along at Stampin' Celebration!

Cec said...

When St. Patrick's Day arrives, spring can't be far behind so I am loving this card. What a great layout. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.
Hugs!
Cec

Michele Gross said...

This card makes me happy! Those adorable shamrocks are super fun and such a wonderful way to add the splash of color! Thanks for splashing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Nana Connie said...

Wonderful card! What you did with the charms is so creative! Thanks for sharing this.

Jinny Newlin said...

Fantastic St. Patty's Day card, Emily! LOVE your one, lone, gemstone shamrock! Thanks so much for playing along with us, this week, in The Cafe!

Jaclyn Miller said...

oh I love all of the different ways you created the shamrocks - so creative. What a great card! Thanks so much for playing along at The Play Date CAfe.

Julie Day said...

The luck o' irish is definitely with this one, love the design and all the fun elements :)