Monday, March 15, 2010

Happy St. Patricks Day

I made this sweet 5 x 7 card for the Crafty Secrets and Heartwarming Vintage challenge at Paper Craft Planet.  I needed to use a Crafty Secrets image, this sweet St.Patrick's Day image is available for free at the Crafty Secrets blog, along with a lot of inspiration.  The challenge also called for flowers, I made these with Flower Soft on green wires.  It also calls for it to be CAS, clean and simple.  I originally made it with a large green button poised where the bouquet sits.  Then it hit me a little later in the day, there were supposed to be flowers!  So I took the button off and replaced it with this bouquet, sorry if it's not too simple.  I took a Valentine Doily and fashioned it to look similar to her bouquet.  The paper was printed at Free Vintage Flower Art Scrapbook Paper, the green was a different shade so I used some Kelly Green ink and sponged it to get this color. I used a MS punch, some dimensionals, and two ribbons from my stash.    I am also entering this in the Cupcake Craft Challenge Going Green, and for A Spoonful of Sugar, because they are looking for something recycled.  And Raise the Bar, is looking for something Green as in the color green or recycled Green.  I recycled the wrong color paper, the Valentine heart doily and the green wires have been in my stash forever!  I bought them years ago to make silk flowers on an ink pen for my daughters teachers.  And actually the paper I printed the stripes on to was on it's way to a landfill from work. It is a crack and peel paper that prints with an antique look to it, so I recycled that piece twice!  lol.  Thanks for looking, ~Diane


  1. Diane, you have done a fabulous job with this digi image! Love all the detail - the lacy punched border the, the lacy ribbon & that darling cone of flowers! Great job with this challenge!

  2. oh, this is an adorable St Patty's day the lace and the little cone :)

  3. gorgeous card - so much pretty detail

    Thanks so much for joining in at Cupcake Crafts this week

  4. Diane, this is the sweetest vintage, love the little tussy mussie. Hugs

  5. I really like this card - I have that image and I love how you have used it here. The little bouquet is a great touch!

  6. Very pretty, vintage look card! I love all your die cut layers and trims! You really know how to put a card together!!!

    xxx Kristen

  7. What a sweet card! I love all the greens on it, and way to go with all the recycling. Your image is adorable, thank you for going green and joining us at Raise The Bar!

  8. Diane, this is sooooo sweet! I made a card using this too! I always have problems finding things on PCP; and as usual, could not find the Crafty Secrets challenge to which you referred. It is probably over, maybe that's why I can't find it? You did an awesome job on it anyway, and thanks for visiting my blog too!

  9. I love the embellie at the bottom..super cute :)


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