Saturday, June 1, 2013

Irish Blessing



Can you believe June is already here?  Well, you know what that means....summer and a new Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.  This month we're following a sketch.


As you can see, I followed it pretty closely.  The focal point is one of the sentiments from the Irish Shamrocks rubber stamp set from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  After die cutting my cardstock using Spellbinders Labels Five die, I covered it with VersaMark and Vintage embossing powder.  Once it was heat set, I stamped a shamrock (the stamp actually has three of them) with Versamark and Forest Green embossing powder and used the Molten Pearls technique of embedding the embossing powder into more embossing powder.  Then I stamped the entire shamrock stamp with VersaMark and heat set it again.  This gives it a fun watermark.  The sentiment was then stamped with Staz-On ink.

The green embossed banner is actually metal tape that I adhered to cardstock.  I ran it through my Sizzix embossing folder (Regal Flourishes) and then tapped VersaMark on the raised portions.  I covered it with Forest Green embossing powder and heat set it.  The metal stayed silver in the recessed portions.  The backdrop is a Hambly Screen print (acetate with a design) and the card base is kraft paper.  I thought it went nicely with the Vintage embossing powder.

Now it's your turn!  You have the entire month of June to come up with a project following the sketch. Can't wait to see what you make.

14 comments:

Shona Erlenborn said...

Lots of techniques in this card Anne. Thanks for the explanations. Great job.

April said...

The lace background is so pretty! Love it!

Tammy said...

Beautiful card and the background is gorgeous! Love the touch of green!

Linda Simpson said...

Love the background and the sentiment is fabulous.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Brenda said...

So pretty :) Love the lacey background

rachel said...

great sketch anne and your card is fabulous - love the background especially xx

nwilliams6 said...

This is a good sketch - and your bg and the bright green are perfect for the Irish Blessing. You always come up with the coolest things!!!! Hugz!

Jacqueline Smith said...

Fabulous card, love the colors used! Love all the techniques too!

Penny Ward said...

nothing more pretty than kraft embossed with white. just beautiful

Patricia St Martin said...

So elegant, love the background paper, great idea embossing the metal tape, looks wonderful and of course the Irish sentiment is wonderful and so is the shamrock.
Hugs, Patricia

Jean Bullock said...

very pretty

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, how pretty...I absolutely love the white embossing on the kraft card stock and what a beautiful Irish blessing!!!!

jimlynn said...

WOW!! I actually thought that was lace in the background! So beautiful.
Lynn

Gita said...

I love the look of the green banner!!