These St. Patrick’s Day cards were made almost exclusively with Diemond Dies and some card stock. For the rainbows, I used the Die-Normous Stack-Ems Circle Nesting Die Set. I started with the largest circle die and skipped every other circle until I had enough to create the 6 colored rings of the rainbow.
The pot for the pot of gold was also made with a circle die from the same die set. I used the 9th circle (counting from the smallest circle out) a couple of times and cut away parts of the circles, flipping the smaller piece to create a kind of lip for the pot.
The leprechaun diving into the pot of gold was made with the Diemond Dies Witches Boot die set. Making them with sparkly glitter paper or adding buckles I think helps make them look more elfish or leprechaun-ish than witchy. 🙂 I used a gold metallic Gelly Roll pen to draw in simple buckles on the black boots.
To create a base for the pot of gold, I also used the Diemond Dies Grass Border Die. One one card I cut out three rows of grass and glued them down to create a textured grassy look. On the other card, I used the die to create a stencil and inked in the grass. For this latter card, in order to get the pot to look like it is nestled in the grass, I also cut away the bottom of the pot with the grass die. Clever, right?! LOL
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The sentiments I simply printed out on my computer with a free Irish-y font I downloaded (EasyLombardic Two). Lastly I added some Champagne gold Stickles to the tops of each pot and some Glossy Accents to the top of one pot to add some sparkle and shine.
The following is a card making process video:
These cards are being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday Spring Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Monday Hint of Clover Challenge
Naughty or Nice Green Challenge
MarkerPOP Bright Colors Challenge
Time Out Challenges’ Photo Inspiration Challenge
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This is hilarious! Or maybe I’m just reading the inside sentiment the wrong way. 😛 Great use of all the different die cuts, and the way the pot is bubbling over. Thanks for joining us at Naughty or Nice Challenges!
Thanks! Yep, you read the card right. I’m giving that to my hubby for St. Patty’s day. LOL Thanks for a fun challenge, as always! Big hugs, Kristina
What a fun card, such a great scene with the sticking out feet and bubbling over cauldren … love how you picked out the frame colours in the inspiration photo for the rainbow! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita 🙂
Thanks so much for a fun and bright/inspiring challenge! tf stopping by too. Hugs, Kristina
I hadn’t thought of rainbows when I saw the frames but was a fab idea and I really like the texture of your card. Thanks for joining TIME OUT
Thanks for the fun/bright/inspiring challenge! I love your challenge blog! hugs, Kristina
Totally brilliant! Thanks for sharing your fun creations with us at Naughty Or Nice Challenges, Jo x
Aww thanks Jo! It was really fun making these cards. 🙂 tf stopping by! Hugs, Kristina
Too cute!!! 🙂 Love the rainbow, pot of gold and the shoes! That is so creative!
Thanks bunches! It was a super fun card design to come up with and craft. 😀 Big hugs, Kristina
Hee hee! What a great St. Patrick’s Day card! Thanks so much for entering this in our MarkerPop Bright Colors Challenge!
Thanks for a super fun and inviting/motivating challenge! I had fun playing along! tf stopping by! Hugs! Kristina
Great card and I love your wonderful video! Amazing!
What a fun St. Patrick’s Day card! Love how you layered the grass! Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge!
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Thanks so much for a fun challenge and for stopping by, Chelsey! Hugs, Kristina
This is fantastic! Love everything about it, including the inside 😉 Thanks for joining us at Naughty or Nice Challenges this month! Good luck!
Just realized I didn’t fill out my name on the previous comment. Awesome card! Love everything about it, including the inside 😉 Thanks for joining us at Naughty or Nice Challenges this month and good luck!
Thanks for another fun challenge and for stopping by! Big hugs, Kristina
Great idea and a fun card! Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and join us!
Thanks so much for a fun challenge! Big hugs, Kristina
What a fun St. Patricks Day card! We don’t celebrate this holiday in my country but these cards would surely be fun to make! I love the glittering. Thanks for taking TIME OUT and joining our challenge!
Thanks so much Nonni! I had fun making this card and yes, these cards were fun to make. 🙂 tf stopping by! Hugs, Kristina