Top of the mornin’ crafty friends. Jackie here today with a couple quick and easy St. Patrick’s cards.
I used the same St. Patrick’s Day background stamp for each card, but each is so very different.
I had so much fun creating the rainbow background. I started by lightly inking up the top portion of the stamp with Bubblegum ink. Then I blotted the edge with my blending brush. This helps keep a nice faded transition between the colors. Next I used California Love ink. I didn’t clean the stamp off so mixing the pink and yellow gave me the orange shade. I followed up with Palm Tree, then Neon Lights and finally with Coronation Purple. Making sure to run the blender brush between each of the colors for a smooth edge.
For the next card, I stamped Palm Tree ink on a piece of acetate. Spritzed it with water and the smooshed the ink onto a watercolor paper panel. Since I have no patience at all, I decided to quickly dry the panel using my heat gun. Once it was dry, I placed it in my Misti positioning tool. I used the same Palm Tree ink to stamp the St. Patrick’s Day Background Stamp. I had to stamp it a couple times to get a good impression since the watercolor paper has a little bit of texture.
I stamped the sentiments panel using Eclipse Black ink on white cardstock. I brushed the panel with an anti-static tool and stamped it again with Clear Embossing ink. I think heat set with clear embossing powder.
To finish off the cards, I cut both inked panels down to 4 x 5¼ inches, and then glued those to Solid Core Eclipse Black cardstock cut to 4¼ x 5½in. I like the way the black frames the colored panels. Then I cut the sentiments into small strips. For the rainbow card, I chose 3 sentiments, Lucky as a Leprechauns, Pinch Me, and Follow the Rainbow. I added strips of foam tape and placed them on the card. And for the green card, I picked Happy St. Paddy’s Day. I glued it to a strip of gold glitter cardstock and attached that to the card.
Watch the video to see me make these cards from start to finish.
Hope you find your gold at the end of the rainbow
Until next time – Jackie ❤