Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Lucky Clover Card

Hello Bloggers,

     Today I have a card for you made with the September Stamp of the Month again.

Now I know,your looking at the title to this blog and your probably saying its September not March, so why am I making a clover card? Well first off I realized that my blog is called Irish Crafter and I haven't made any Irish themed posts, but mainly its because I wanted to show you something. Most crafters are able to look at something and see how they can use it to make something else. Well thats what I did when I saw this set. Now I love it as the family and love set that it is but I also so something else when I saw the heart... you guessed it a clover or a shamrock.

This card was pretty easy to put together. I used the card base for both the card and the envelope. I used Topiary Cardstock and the Topiary ink with my stamps. I cut the circle out of white daisy cardstock using my cricut. Then I simply took the heart stamp and stamped it 4 times in a circle and now that heart stamp has become a clover. I used a green Copic marker to make the stem and then added a green epoxy bubble for the center.


I also used the Lucky stamp from our 30 year celebration stamp set and used Topiary ink to make a tone on tone pattern for the background. I used the same stamp and ink on the envelope to coordinate them. 

On the inside of the card I used one of our retired stamp sets, "You are my Happy", to finish off the Irish theme to the card. The sentiment and the image are done in memento tuxedo black ink.

the pot of gold again is colored with Copic markers.
I hope this has inspired you to create something great today.
 Check out this great deal, for this month only you can get this stamp set free with the purchase of $30 of stamps.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Sweet Moments Card

Hello Friends,

   Its September already, boy has time gone fast. A new month, means a new stamp of the month set. This months set is so cute and focused around family.
Just to cute. So today I have a card made using this set.

This card was so quick and easy to put together, it just took a few minuets and it was done.

As you can see I used the tree stamp from the set as the main focus point in the card. I stamped it using the Cranberry ink pad and put it on our Daisy White Cardstock.
Then I simply stamped the sweet moments sentiment using black ink on top of the tree. Then mounted the white cardstock on Cranberry cardstock. That was then glued to the White Daisy card base.

The last part was also pretty simple. I took the envelope that comes in the card base pack and wanted to make it match with the card. I used the small heart that comes in the card set and the same Cranberry ink pad. I used a stamp off technique. This is pretty simple, you just ink up your stamp and stamp it once on your project, then you just move it over slightly and stamp it on your project again without reinking. This helps to give a layered look and adds some nice dimension.
 And thats it, the card is done and ready to go, pretty simple huh.

I hope this has inspired you to make something great today.

Thanks for stopping by.

Check out this great deal this month. Celebrate National Stamping month and get this cute stamp set for free with the purchase of $30 of stamps.