Wednesday, March 5, 2014


Happy Hump Day Wednesday!

What do a shamrock, the color green, the word "Lucky", and St. Patrick's Day have in common?!? That's right, they are the theme of my card for this week's MOJO Monday Sketch. Julee Tilman designed a dreamy little sketch and I thoroughly enjoyed creating this little work of he{art}.  I started off with a Basic Black card base, adhered some Gumball Green DSP to a piece of Wild Wasabi cardstock and stitched around the edge. What's that?!? I know, I know!! WHO KNEW that Wild Wasabi matched the light green polka dots on the Gumball Green DSP?!?  I sure didn't ... but they do ... and it works for me!!  Next, I embossed a piece of Whisper White cardstock and adhered it to a piece of Basic Black cardstock, cut a mat using my Perfect Layers tool  and stitched around those edges too. Then I used my square Nestabilities to cut a piece of striped Gumball Green DSP. I adhered it to a piece of Wild Wasabi cardstock, used my Perfect Layers tool to make a mat, and then stitched around the edges.  I used a smaller square die to cut out the center window and then used my Postage Stamp punch to punch a piece of Basic Black cardstock that I embossed using my Square Lattice embossing folder.  I stamped the shamrock from the Lucky Day stamp set in Wild Wasabi Classic ink and attached a Basic Jewel in the center.  I made my banner using Whisper White cardstock and used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to position the word "Lucky!". I used a ton of Dimensionals to attach each of the layers which gave my card lots of ... wait for it ... DIMENSION!!
One trick that I stole learned from, a fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator, was to die cut the back side of my cardstock to prevent the embossed lines from the die from showing on the front of my cardstock. Genius, if I do say so myself!!

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I'm off to see what kind of crafty trouble I can get into goodness I can come up with to blog about next.
Stampin' Hugs & Blessings!
"Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ." Colossians 3:23-25

All supplies Stampin' Up! (you can order HERE) unless otherwise noted.
Stamp Set:  Lucky Day  (retired)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Wild Wasabi Classic Ink
Cardstock:  Basic Black; Whisper White; Wild Wasabi; Gumball Green DSP

Accessories: Nestabilities (squares); Punch (postage stamp); Basic Jewel; Dimensionals; Machine Stitching

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