Happy St Patrick's Day! This morning (I know I'm very late!), I decided to make a St Patrick's Day card to celebrate the day that's in it.
Of all the symbols associated with Ireland I think my favourite has to be the shamrock, because of how pretty it looks and the story of it and St Patrick. So I thought I'd do something a little different with the shamrock and play on another symbol associated with St Patrick's Day - rainbows.
Stamps (Hero Arts) - Magical Background & Celebrate Everyday
To make the shamrock I took scraps in a rainbow of colours and cut the bigger hearts using my Silhouette Cameo and punched out the smaller hearts. Then I layered them up and added some stitching. As I can't draw to save my life, I used the outline of one of the bigger hearts to make the stem of the shamrock. Then it was just a matter of stamping the sentiment and adding a background stamp.
After looking through my stamps, I picked the Magical Background stamp as it reminds me of the circular patterns often found carved into stone in historical places here including Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth in the Boyne Valley.
Carved stone at Knowth
The Tuesday Trigger: Elegant Emerald over at Moxie Fab World inspired the use of a number of different shades of green on the card and I added the layers and layers of hearts to represent the ruffles.
I'm also submitting the card into the Happy St Patrick's Day Challenge at Whimsical Designs.
Yikes I just looked out the window and it looks like we might have a bit of white to add to the green today - it's snowing lightly! Well I'm off to enjoy the day. Hope you have a fun St Patrick's Day!