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Happy St. Patrick’s Day | DancesWithHooves Paper Design

I was super excited when I opened the Lawn Fawn Charity Grab Bag I ordered last December to find the adorable Simply Celebrate Spring stamp set! Of course, in December my creative thoughts included nothin’ but snow and cozy ambiance, but other than a few flower sets, my collection greatly lacked spring themed products, especially for “true Spring” occasions like graduations and the theme of today’s card (and this week!): St. Patrick’s Day!

I’ve likely never created a St. Patrick’s Day card (in my life), but they’ve always appealed to me – bright, happy, and full of one of my longtime favored colors: GREEN! Plus, I was positively dying to use the new scallop frame dies I ordered from My Favorite Things for my birthday recently – they are awesome in that they give you a big some of points for your birthday and I’ve been searching for dies like this for some time – so I grabbed ’em and got a discount – and had them at our door within THREE days! Holy smokes, MFT! THANK YOU! (And always – thank you for the jelly bean! I adore that and the happy tissue paper – it’s an extra delight to open a package from your company!!!)

Click below to jump for more pictures and full details on today’s design!

I decided to make two, since I was already going to be getting out supplies, and after nabbing a few distress inks, large clear block (to smoosh them on and lay the paper over), I set to work after dinner last week, planning on doing the watercoloring portion and then leaving them under my trusty meat press a few days to iron out the paper as it dried.

I’m slowly becoming a little more comfortable and therefore adventurous with distress inks, so decided to try a technique that aimed to give a lot of impact in short order for my background. I’m not sure what the technique is called, but I love how it turned out! (And one set of ink smooshes + a spritz or two of water yielded me two backgrounds – yay for a thrifty crafter like me!!!)

One of the card goes to a friend in need of a little lift (happy mail/Scripture card), the other is to surprise my deserves-the-world husband on St. Patrick’s Day.

I am entering this card into two SplitCoast Stamper challenges:

I’ve also entered this in the past week’s CASology Blog challenge: LUCK that closed this morning.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today – you make my day when you do! 🙂



This card can also be found in my gallery on SplitCoast; “recipe” below includes keywords specific to SplitCoast Stampers challenges. 

Title:  Happy St. Patrick’s Day
SCS Keywords:    CAS629, F4A573, CASology, CAS, Spring, St Patricks, Lawn Fawn, Stampendous, SNSS, Sweet N Sassy Stamps, Altenew
Stamps:    Simply Celebrate Spring (Lawn Fawn), Holiday Greetings (Stampendous), Fear Not (Sweet ‘n’ Sassy Stamps), Crafty Life (Altenew)
Ink:      Distress inks; Onyx Black (Versafine), Unicorn White (Hero Arts)
Paper:    Speckled watercolor, Basic Black
Paper Size:   A2
Technique:    Distress Ink watercoloring, die cutting, clean and simple, dimension/multi-layered
Accessories:      Sequins, Scalloped frame dies (My Favorite Things), foam sheets

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