Sunday, March 17, 2013

Double Rainbow Shamrock

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.

Double Rainbow Shamrock

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.

Close up of the Double Rainbow Shamrock

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!

9 comments:

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Happy St Patrick's Day to you, Heather! Hope you and your family are having a wonderful day!! I just love your colorful layered shamrock card - so fun that it's made of hearts!! I'd imagined when I first saw it on Flickr that you'd cut the shamrocks on your Cameo. I must say the hearts are perfect for it. Thanks for sharing the "magical background" stone - how amazing that you can just go out into the countryside and see these!!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you! Beautiful card!

Sue McRae said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day Heather! Love your fun rainbow shamrock!

Lucille K said...

Hi Heather Maria,
I have been to Knowth, amazing isn't it. Love you card. Happy St. Patrick's day to you and your family :)

Nancy said...

Happy Saint Patrick's Day to you. Your shamrock card is just beautiful!

Anita Rex said...

Happy St Patrick's day! Love this card! I like the rainbow hearts stacked! Hope you had a fabulous day!

Dawn Turley said...

Fabulous Heather. Hope you had a great St Patrick's Day.

Maureen Morton said...

What a great way to combine two historically Irish images, Heather! Your creativity always stuns me. Thanks for the photo to better understand your brilliant design decision. My water yoga teacher, who is Irish, told us that corned beef and cabbage is an American adaptation of a St. Patty's Day meal; lamb, potatoes and asparagus would be more honest. Sounds better to me. Thanks, dear girl.

Cath said...

Hey Heather! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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