Thursday, February 16, 2012

Shamrock - Try Stampin' on Tuesday #53

Valentine's Day is now over and I hope all of you got lots of chocolates and/or red roses.
Our next major day of celebration is St. Patrick's Day especially if you're of Irish Origin - which a lot of the citizens of this town are.
In the 17th century, the founder of Peterborough was commissioned by the then Government of Upper Canada to bring a boatload of Irish citizens to settle in this area.  Ireland at that time was in the middle of a potato famine.
The evidcence of their settlement can be seen by the names of communities near us e.g.  Monaghan, Douro, and street names e.g. Dublin
Now I don't have a drop of Irish blook in me.  My family emigrated from Holland, so my blood is totally Dutch.  But that doesn't mean I can't celebrate with the Irish.
Today's card for Try Stampin' with Tuesday here is a St. Patrick's day card.
Here is the sketch:




Here is my card:
The Irish hat was made first, using the tab punch and the word window punch with Garden Green card stock  I scooped the word window punch out with a 1 1/4" circle punch.  A 5/8" piece of black grosgrain ribbon  became the hat band. The shamrock on the hat was made using  3 punchies fromthe Heart to Heart punch (the smallest heart) and covering it with Dazzling details mixed with Olive glitter. The stem was cut freehand.
The hat was attached to a black shamrock which was made with 3 Scalloped Heart of Hearts - with dimensionals

Here's the recipe for the card:
Stamp: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Inks:Basic Black
Papers: Garden Green, Whisper White, Basic Black, Garden Green, Garden Green designer paper
Accessories: Punches:  Tab, Word Window, Curly Label, Heart to Heart, 1 1/4" circle, Dazzliing details, Olive glitter, 5/8" Black grosgrain ribbon, 3/8" black dotted scalloped ribbon, Scalloped Heart to Hearts die, dimensionals

4 comments:

Kristen Conant said...

This is SOOOO cute!!!!! You are clever! Thanks for playing along with Try Stampin On Tuesday this week!

AMY FLEMING said...

Wow love this Irish card!! well done...thanks for playing at Try Stampin On Tuesday!!

Jenn Picard said...

Wow this is so clever! Great use of the sketch. Thanks for joining us at TST.

CherylAnn Robinson said...

Maria, this is so creative! Love your take on our sketch. Thanks for playing at Try Stampin'.

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