When I was having a bit of a rough day earlier in the week, my hubby’s super encouraging and supportive words made everything seem all right. It reminded me that I should tell HIM how much I love him more often. So I took another shot with the C.C. Designs Irish Emma and made a St. Patty’s/Valentines card for him.
I created a puffy cloud background with some inks and a homemade stencil, and I used the Diemond Dies circle nesting die set to make a rainbow (look HERE for the details). I added great shimmer to the rainbow with clear Wink of Stella. When I adhered the rainbow to the card base, I decided to have the tops of the rainbow rings come off the page to emphasize them more, creating a kind of shaped card.
Then for the sentiment that reads, “Lucky me to be in LOVE with you”, I downloaded a free Irish-style font called EasyLombardic Two and printed out the sentiment in green, blue and black. I was careful to leave enough room around the various words and phrases so that I could use three different sized Fiskars cloud punches to punch out the sentiment. I inked the edges of the clouds with a pale blue so that the clouds would stand out.
For the ground, I picked out various washi tapes from my stash in stripes, polka dots and zig zags in greens, teals, and blacks/greys. I laid them down in strips of varying widths, cutting some down as I thought looked best.
I colored up the cute little C. C. Designs image to be Black Irish (or Asian Irish – LOL). I used the following Copic colors and a silver metallic Gelly Roll pen to add some details:
Skin: E50, 51, 53 with Blush: R30
Hair: C7, C9 and B32
Black parts of dress: C7 and 9
Blue parts of dress and shoes: B06, 24 and 29
Socks: C1 and colorless blender 0
To add more touches of love, I die cut and punched out hearts with the Diemond Dies hearts nesting die set and an EK Tools punch from red card stock (which I shimmered up with clear Wink of Stella). I used up some scraps to line the inside of the card with some pale blue paper and a small circle patterned paper, which I cut with the largest heart die.
Lastly, I made a gold metallic four leaf clover embellishment for the back of the card by cutting out four hearts using the smallest heart die. I hand cut a little stem, which I scored with a bone folder to create the impression that the stem could have been die cut too. 🙂
The following is a video share of this card:
This Black Irish Emma card is being entered into the Simon Says Stamp Monday B is for Challenge
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MarkerPOP Anything Goes Challenge
The Pink Elephant’s Shaped Card Challenge
Time Out Photo Inspiration Challenge
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good hubby for cheering you up and this is such a lovely idea to make him this card. He will cherish it. The sparkly rainbow really pops and I am so pleased you shared this with is at TIME OUT x
Thanks so much for your super kind and supportive comment. I truly appreciate it! tf stopping by and your fun challenge. Big hugs, Kristina
Awe, how cute is this card , he can put it on his desk at work and always smile when he sees it so he knows how much you love him . he is so sweet to be there for you in your time of need . It’s a blessing to have a husband like that . I’m also blessed with a great man for the last 14 years . love the rainbow and the little girl 🙂 Hugs Tina
Such a lovely card! Your coloring is beautiful. I’m certain he will love this. Thank you for sharing your work with us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.
Thanks for stopping by Michelle! It was fun to make this card for my hubby, and he really did like the unexpected card. 🙂
I adore your coloring – the shine on her hair! Fabulous! How thoughtful to make a card for your hubby – sounds like you got one of the good ones! Thanks for joining us at MarkerPop! Anything Goes challenge!
Thank you so much for stopping by Carisa! My hubby is truly one of the good ones. 🙂
So sweet! Thank you for joining us over at TO Challenge!