The musings and offerings of a burgeoning greetings master

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Mr Cardmaker is Wearin' the Green

I think my dad's side of the family must have some Irish in it, somewhere. We always called my grandpa's family British Mutt, so you'd think...

Anyway, I'm not big on the whole St. Patrick's Day deal. When we lived in the city of Boston, it was crazy to see the lines to get into bars happening first thing in the morning. By nightfall, just about everybody had fallen with the night. It was entertaining, but whoa...

I have a card that's doing the wearin' o' the green, but not for St. paddy.
I was playing around with my distress inks, and decided to do a background with ALL the greens, using a text stamp. Lucky me, it fits into the themes at Simon Says Stamp for both the Monday (make your own background) and Wednesday (A bit o' green) challenges!

I made this--

So, the numbers are all done in glitter paper, which is hard to tell in the picture.

Maybe a different angle?

No, not too helpful. Oh, well...

So, yeah, ALL the greens in the Distress Ink line. They JUST fit. The stamp is from Lawn Fawn's Scripty Sentiments. Love them.
The numbers are attached at different depths with foam adhesive. It all worked out pretty well, actually! And, of course, sequins, because sequins.

I may have to try this in other color schemes now. 

Thanks for dropping by!
All Best-


  1. Glitter, Numbers and sequins ... All the best components of a perfectly balanced card ... It being the only balanced entitity in Beantown on St.Patty's.

  2. What fantastic ideas - the using the different inks, but really, the whole theme of thinking of you and the numbers was wonderful. You're just full of good ideas aren't you?

  3. Hello Richard,
    I love the way you made this card! ...and I approve the sequins just because sequins duh!
    Thank you for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!
    xx Zoey


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