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Monday, 22 March 2010

Green and Orange Shamrock Gatefold

Here is the card I made for St Patrick's Day this year. It is also my entry to this week's Stamp Something Challenge, which this week is Distressing.

I started by creating the small gatefold card from white textured card and the panels from orange card and the green heart stems paper from the Papermania Olivine Essences Creative Tones paper pad. A strip of the green heart stems floral border paper was matted onto a strip of the orange card and matted across the panels. All the papers were distressed using Tim Holtz Distress inks in Peeled Paint and Frayed Burlap and the orange card with the Frayed Burlap.
The Shamrock circle image from the Studio G Dovecraft mini Good Luck stamp set was stamped using Versafine Spanish Moss archival pigment ink in the centre of a Nestabilities die cut circle and the dots were pierced with a piercing tool.
The edges of the circle were coloured using Tim Holtz Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters and Frayed Burlap Distress inks. This was then matted onto a circle of green paper. Rosewood and Golden White metallic rub-ons by Craf-T were then added to the edges of the Shamrock and green circles.
A scalloped circle was cut from orange card and embossed using the Cuttlebug Herringbone embossing folder. The two colours of metallic rub-ons were rubbed over the raised detail and the smaller circles were adhered to the centre.
The edges of the card were coloured with the Peeled Paint distress ink and the scalloped circle was attached to the left side of the gatefold card.


debby4000 said...

Fabulous card, great colours.

Grenouille Greetings said...

A fab simple design, Kathleen, with a nice touch of texture! Warmest wishes, Lesley

Dot Scrap said...

What a wonderful card. Lovely distressing.
Thank you for joining us at Stamp Something this week.
Dorte aka dot-scrap

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