Hello dear crafty crew. Happy Tuesday!
Since Saint Patrick’s Day is on Friday, I have decided to have the entire week filled with inspiration of this fun holiday. I called it Seven Days of Green and I hope to continue the tradition.
This week I am bringing you yet another twist. This week we are, yet again, stretching our supplies and focusing on what we have. And we have plenty, you just have look harder.
Here is the list of supplies I used:
- Colorado Craft Company Big & Bold Frosty’s Hat Stamp Set
- Copic Markers: R24,G14, G16, G19, G29, 110 (Special Black)
- Distress Oxide Lucky Clover
- Neenah Classic Crest Solar White for the base
- Metallic Gold Paper
- Metallic Gold Gel Pen
- XPress It Paper for the panel
- Cricut Joy
- Cricut Vinyl: gold & green
- Hero Arts Intensified Black Ink
- MISTI Stamping Tool
The first steps, of course are stamping and coloring. I started with the read color, yes, red. Red and green are complementary colors and this is a perfect way to make your green colors darker and get even more shades. I then moved from darker to lighter green until my image was completely colored in.
Once I was done coloring, I realized that the little “belt” that goes around the hat was still green, so I simply took a black marker and colored it in.
After I was done coloring, I moved to creating embellishments.
I first measured the image and then I created the buckle and clovers in Cricut Design Space and cut it with a Cricut Joy. A perfect little, yet powerful machine for small projects like this one.
To create embellishments I used permanent vinyl and this vinyl is also good for your dies. It is sticky and it comes in many colors. My favorites have always been the metallics. There is really a lot to choose from.
Next, I added some green distress oxide ink to the clovers and, for more interest I added some lines with metallic gold gel pen.
I then, simply assembled everything, added little gold dots on the belt, and the card was completed!
I am so super impressed by this card.
It was so easy and quick to make it. Honestly, the thing that took the longes was coloring.
And that is all for today.
I hope you like this idea and I hope you give it a try and do not forget to take a closer look at what you have and see how you can transform your stamp to cater your needs.
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