Thursday, March 3, 2011

Seeing Shamrocks Blog Hop

TAC's March Blog Hop is "Seeing Shamrocks". 

My first card is TC3349 Hedgehog Happiness.  What could be happier than an hedgehog with a wagon full of shamrocks for St. Patrick's Day?  I found a simple fabric elastic necklace for $1 that looked like a perfect array of shamrocks to use on cards.  You know how we stampers will find all kinds of things that make us think of cards.  So I stamped the hedgehog on Copic Caboodle cardstock and colored him with Copic markers E31, E33, E35, E71, E74, E77 and W1, W3 and added the shamrocks.  The cardstock is from the Mia's Cottage SWIC collection and the paper is from the TAC Designer Collection Finger Paints. 



Inside the card



On the second card I created a shamrock tree from the tree stamp in T2944 Springtime and the saying is from T3300 Cheers to You.  The shamrock on the tree is the tiny shamrock in the mouse's hand in T3300 Cheers to You.

I colored the shamrocks with a green Bright Metallic Gel pen.  The photo doesn't show how they are slightly raised and glisten, but it added dimension to the card.  The saying is stamped on a piece of the TAC free download paper, Robin.  I used Leapfrog green Bazzill cardstock and Ivory Ultrasmooth cardstock.  The images are stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink







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18 comments:

Christine said...

oh my word--this is so cute--i want a good luck tree in my back-yard.

Debra Miller said...

Great cards Paula-Kay! So clever your shamrock trees!

Sandy said...

Both cards are adorable! Love the shamrocks for leaves and the shamrocks in the wagon.

Risa said...

Brilliant!

Glittered Paws said...

Talk about thinking out of the box on both of these cards, I am going to have to go in my room and see what I have that I can create with shamrocks. Now when those shamrocks fall off the tree this autumn will it be $$$.

StampinCarol said...

Oh my gosh! You really thought outside the box! Love these!

mischelle said...

OMGoodness Paula-Kay! And I thought the first card looked like a lot of work ... then I saw the second! WOW! Great work!

Holly said...

{LOVE} the shamrock tree!!!

Chris said...

Two fabulous cards - they both are so creative!

Tricia said...

I love the shamrock wagon! What a great idea to use the necklace!

isu.alum said...

SO cute and I just LOVE the tree idea!!!

Sharon said...

Great job PK. Very creative :)

Chelsea said...

Love the shamrock tree and that you used a $1 necklace!

Angela K said...

These are both Fabulous!!

Karen S said...

I used the hedgehog too! I used sticker shamrocks. That's the beauty of the wagon. You can fill it with anything to suit your need.

Trish said...

LOVE the hedgehog, your coloring is fabulous. The tree is awesome, I love tire swings.

Heather said...

Paula Kay - your card is absolutely divine! I might have to drag out my wagon!

Susan said...

Very cute cards and such clever ideas!