Monday, March 8, 2010

Happy St. Patty's Day

May the luck of the Irish be with you.....So what could be more lucky than to find a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow?  This card is a little different because none of the stamps were originally intended to be for St. Patrick's Day.  The cauldren was for Halloween, the money for a pirate theme and the rainbow was just that.  It's really fun to think of new uses for existing stamps...try it and let me know what you come up with!

I airbrushed the background, pale blue for the sky and pale greens for the grassy area, using my Copic markers.  I stamped  and cut out all the images, including stamping the coins and the rainbow (for the clouds) several times..  I made a slit in the lip of the cauldren so I could tuck some of the coins inside, so it would look like they were overflowing.  Smooch inks were used to highlight the coins and to color in the rainbow.  Distress stickles (Rock Candy) was used to make the clouds look more dimensional.  My original intent was to use Flower Soft for the clouds, but I didn't want THAT much dimension.  (Isn't that why we have so much product we can change our mind?).  I also stamped a couple of shamrocks on the inside of the card as well.

1 comment:

Pat Jandacek said...

Great card and very clever expansion of stamp use! I'm surprised you could keep a design showing on the coins or were they embossed before using the Smooch ink?