So, it's St. Patrick's Day...and it's also my girlfriend's 50th Birthday! Can you imagine having your birthday on St. Patrick's Day? At least no one will forget it lol. So because it was her 50th, and she was born on St. Patrick's Day, I wanted to make her a card that not only celebrated such an incredible milestone, but also brought a bit of the Irish luck in with it. I found the best sentiment for this at Wendy Made and All Things Crafty. Now I had this sentiment that talked about Irish luck but what to do with it? Well as it so happens Vickie, of Nana Vic's, just gave away a fabulous freebie 2 weeks ago for her challenge. It is no longer free, but she should be putting it in her store soon. Anyways, so now I had this fabulous image and a terrific sentiment to go with it. I decided to do a Twisted Easle card for something different. I found a tutorial at Deb's Stamping Corner that was really easy to follow. It is done in metric so if you need to convert it to inches, you can find an easy converter here. Now you will have to excuse me, but I found this card a little more difficult to take a picture of...probably because I was in a hurry and wasn't taking the time I needed to to get it right lol. So I hope that you can get the idea of what I did.
here . I printed it out and put it on pop dots to raise it up as a stopper for the easel card. The flower by this sentiment was made by me using a flower punch, punching 3 flowers out and then shaping them and glueing them together. I added a green pearl for the center. For leaves I used 3 sequin flowers that I glued together and then added the flower on top. On all of the flowers I added some stickles with green glitter in it. Then I added some self sticking silver pearls and small self sticking clear rhinestones and it was done!
This just in..... Nana Vic's just posted her new Vickie Quickie Challenge and you can find it here.
Now Vickie is just about the most generous person you will ever meet. Every two weeks she posts what's called her "Vickie Quickie" for the members of her group. These are a members only treat that all of us look forward to with "bated breath". Some of us have been known to have a virtual party on her front lawn while waiting for the new image to be revealed (but that's another story that I won't get into right now lol). Now this is not a challenge in the regular sense of the word...you don't win another image, but who cares...she always posts another image after the challenge period is over...so we all win!!! Anyways, life was a little on the busy side for Vickie this time and she didn't have time to make us a new image. So being the wonderful person she is, instead of telling us that there would be no image this time, she has opened the doors to her shop and told us that we are welcome to pick out an image of our choice from her store!!! Yes, you heard right....your choice! It can be one of her absolutely incredible images or her fantastic word art....whatever you would like! Now how could it be any better? The only thing she does ask is that if you have No Intention of trying to make a project, please do not ask for one of her images. And her images are totally fabulous....take a few minutes and check them out...you won't be disappointed.
Uncolored image - Nana Vic's (see above for direct link)
Sentiments - Nana Vic's and Wendy Made and All Things Crafty (see above for links)
CS - Green: Stuff I bought at my local craft store (sorry I don't remember the name and the tag got left on the card...ooops....lol). The white is from Michael's.
DP - Make It Special scrapbooking sheets found at my local dollar store.
Mini Roses - Recollections Boutique Fleur Mulberry Paper Mini Roses
Pearls and rhinestones - Recollections
Green sequin flowers used for leaves - Bought at our local Dollar Mania (sorry, I don't remember who made them as I threw away the tag.)
Pink Chalk background - Stampin Up Pastels
Image colored with - Prisma Scholar pencil crayons and oms
Nana Vic's Vickie Quickie - 4/5 March
Outlaws Tuesday Color Challenge - Three shades of green and glitter
Outlaws Thursday Pom - March 17 -Green
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Triple Tastic: 3 of something
All Sorts - Week 94 - Luck o' the Irish
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Green
Shelly's Images - Anything Goes
Pattie's Creations Design Challenge - Green
Daisy Doodles - Challenge 29 - Green