Saturday, March 16, 2013

Shamrock Pin

I am so sorry my personal post is late... it should have gone live yesterday, but I've been fighting with Blogger who has been rotating my images when I've been uploading them... no matter what I did, they would not load upright!  Now they do!

It always fascinated me when I lived in the city, that on St Patrick's Day, EVERYONE was Irish, even those with thick and heavy accents, obviously not from Ireland! LOL  Great celebrations though (starting at the Celtic Club, moving on to Bridie O'Reilly's, PJ O'Brien's, The Corkman, Pugg Mahones, and ending at The Quiet Man. Not always in that order, or on the same day/night.  We often liked to start celebrating a few days early (or any time of the year).

This week at Card Crafter's Circle, we are indeed all IRISHEven those who aren't of Irish descent. But I am. For our ST PATRICK'S DAY/IRISH challenge, our sponsor is the fabulous Melonheadz!

I have created with an image "Shamrock Coin".

I use a white cardbase, with matts of green and topping with  white, as it would offer a high contrast for my image.  I decided to create a pin... the image is printed reasonably large, trimmed, and coloured with a green marker, with the coin surrounds being coloured with gold glitter pen. I smoothed the gold pen with my finger, so it isn't solid glitter... it shimmers instead (but doesn't show well here at all).  I then trimmed two strips of ribbons for the tail, and a long strip to gather and secure with DS tape for the rosette surround.

I added a cardboard round on top of the ribbon, so that I had something secure to adhere the fastening pin to, so it can actually be worn.  The Pin is fixed to the white card layer, through two holes and then the pin fastening is closed as normal.  I then added some emerald rhinestones and penned a border in green.

I am also sharing this card at:
The Stamping Chef - Good Luck/Green
Ruby's Rainbow #49 Spring Colours - Yellow and Green (18/3)
Sisterhood of Crafters Green(25/3)
Creative Belli Challenge - #165 St Patricks/Green (26/3)
Jen's Digis - Going Green (27/3)
Milk Coffee - Go Green (27/3)

Come along and join our ST PATRICK'S DAY/IRISH challenge at Card Crafter's Circle this week! Thanks for peepin'!

9 cared to share!:

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Simple, unique and FABULOUS! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘GREEN with Envy’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

CraftyGirl said...

Pauline this is such a lovely card. Thank you for playing along this week at Jen's Digi Stamps. Good luck in the challenge and I hope to see you in the next challenge.

Remember we are having a DT call at Jen's and would love to hear from you. :-)


Jen's Digi Stamp DT

Sandy Hentzel said...

Love it! So nice to see something different. Thanks for playing with us this week at The Stamping Chef! --Sous Chef Sandy

Basslady said...

a wonderful crafting idea!

thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Pat K said...

Lovely card using an Irish coin...quite unique. Thanks for playing along with us at the Belli Challenge and Happy St.Patrick's Day. hugs, Pat K x

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous card!
Thank you for joining us at Ruby’s Rainbow
Hope you will join us again soon
Hugs Shaz x

Lisa :) said...

Love the ribbon you created for your card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Stamping Chef! --Sous Chef Lisa

TannyP said...

What a fantastic ribbon. That rosette is spectacular....mine always look terrible. LOL Thanks for playing along with our GREEN with Envy challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters!

Lyndsey Turner said...

Great card, love the rosette. Thanks for joining in with our Go Green Challenge at Milkcoffee this fortnight xx