Saturday, March 17, 2012

Hugs and Kisses on St Patrick's Day

Well since it’s St Patrick’s Day and we haven't exactly had parade weather today here in Ireland, with more showers than sunny spells, I thought I’d grab some inky time and make a St Patrick’s Day card.

Hugs and Kisses on St Patrick's Day

Stamps (Hero Arts) - Four Hearts and Celebrate Everyday

To make the shamrock, I white embossed the hearts and applied shabby shutters and tumbled glass distress ink. Since St Patrick is reputed to have explained the Holy Trinity by using a shamrock, I thought I’d add a little chiffon ribbon cross to the card by layering two bows. I topped this with a gem blossom (thanks again, Linda!) and single gem. I'm submitting this card into the Simon Says Stamp A Bit o' Green Challenge and the Pile It On #11 Challenge - St. Patrick's Day and/or Shades of Green.

Hope you're having a wonderful St Patrick's Day and if you celebrate it wherever you are I’d love to hear what you get up to! I'll just finish up with some photos of my favourite places in Ireland.











11 comments:

Pauline said...

A gorgeous card for St. Patrick's Day! Love those embossed hearts as a shamrock, and the ebossed background is beautiful too!
Gorgeous pics of Ireland, I need to visit again soon!

CinnamonSally said...

Hi Heather, hope you are well, I love your pretty ST Patricks day card, so clever using the hearts.. The weather here has been really wet as well. Hope you are having a fun day and thanks foe showing the beautiful shots of Ireland. I really must visit one day!!!

Anonymous said...

Heather, you live in such a beautiful country - hope you get more sunshine soon! Happy St. Patrick's Day to you! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your beautiful card! :)

Karen said...

Gorgeous card and even more gorgeous pictures! They bring back happy memories of our trip to Ireland seven years ago.

Maureen Morton said...

A stunningly beautiful card and even more breathtaking photos, Heather. Thanks for sharing views of your lovely country - wish I could visit. I almost feel as though I have with what you have shared. Hugs!

Judy1223 said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you, Heather! I love your card (so clever to use hearts to make the shamrock) and i adore the photos of Ireland...I can see why they would be among your favorite places!

Cardcrafter said...

I love your St. Patrick's Day card! Thank you! I hosted a St. Patrick's day party at my house today--eating and crafting! We made 3 cards with shamrock theme, made a pin to wear, and stamped sentiments on flat stones. I'll be posting pictures on my blog soon.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Hi Heather! Hope you had a lovely St Patrick's Day! What a gorgeous card with the shamrock made of hearts! And I love the spectacular photos of your favorite spot!! Take care, my friend!

Dawn said...

Fabulous card Heather. Hope you had a Blessed St Patrick's Day and there was a bit of sun for the Parade. Auckland got to celebrate first in the world with a Parade down the main city street.
We didn't go, but did have some Corned Beef for dinner!

Trinh said...

Hope you had a great St. Patrick's Day, Heather! I love the different types of embossing on your pretty card. And those pics are fantastic! Makes me wish I could see all those places in person.

Tiffany said...

Aw, how perfect is this for St. Patrick's Day. Love all that green!

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