Are you wearing green today? Do you celebrate St Patty’s Day? Are you Irish? Growing up I never celebrated St Patrick’s day. But as an adult, I think it is fun to wear green, enjoy a green adult beverage and of course make St Patrick’s day cards! I started that last week. I put the finishing touches on it just yesterday. I sure think this card turned out cute. I thought it was so cute that I did two cards!! Lets get started on how I made this card.

I found this cute little leprechaun from a coloring page, I put it into my silhouette software so that I could manipulate the size of this little fella. Once I had him the perfect size I printed him out and colored him using my alcohol inks. I then put it back on my silhouette mat and cut him out using my silhouette machine. I cut out a few extras so that I could glue them to the colored image. This will add a wee bit of dimension to the card. I then focused on my card background. I went to my current favorite stencil and ink blended some green ink and then added my Nuvo sparkle paste to the top. One tip here is when you are finished ink blending the ink, wipe off the excess with a paper towel otherwise the paste will turn to the color of ink that you used. I cut a card base of to the typical size of a note card. I wanted this card to be a little different so I cut out a frame with the background that I created once it was dry. I used a stitched die rectangle to cut this out. I used the inside portion to adhere the leprechaun to. I glued the frame to the front of the card. I then went back to my computer and printed out the saying for the front of the card and cut that out. I placed two foam dots under the sentiment and placed it on the front of this card. This card just makes me happy. What a fun little card to make someone smile.

This second card was made because, I had more images to use and wanted to use them up instead of laying around waiting for next year. For this card I used a different stencil to ink blend green on. After that dried I glued the leprechaun to the green cardstock. While I was printing the sentiment for the other card, I also printed “Irish kisses & Shamrock wishes” I cut that out and placed some foam dots under this as well. The inside I printed a saying that says, “who needs luck when you have this much charm!” I again used my stitch rectangle dies to cut this out and also a larger one for a mat. These cards were so fun to make and will be sure to add a smile to anyone’s day!

Irish kisses and Shamrock wises to y’all today!

Paper Hugs

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