Sunday, March 17, 2013

ColourQ Challenge: Happy St. Patrick's Day

Good evening friends!  Why does it always seem like weekends go by faster than the week days, I feel like we need an extra day in the weekend just to get everything done and recharge.  I hope you had any enjoyable St. Patrick's Day today, our was pretty laid back after Aidan's baseball tryouts this morning.  So I've found a new challenge, which is a color challenge, ColourQ, which I've been wanting to play with so this was the perfect opportunity.  When I saw this weeks color challenge I knew it would be perfect for Aidan's St. Patrick's Day card.  I had fun making this shamrock with the Large Heart Punch (for the Garden Green designer series paper) and the Fashionable Hearts embosslit with the Lucky Limeade cardstock.  The stem is from the Secret Garden stamp set and I used a Vintage brad for the center.

For the greeting I used the very versatile Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp set and punched it out with the Modern Label punch.  I sponged around the edge with Lucky Limeade ink.  Now check out those black rhinestones, aren't they awesome???  Now Diana, how did you get black rhinestones?  So glad you asked, I simply colored our rhinestones with a black sharpie marker (how cool is that????)  The last items are a piece of Basic Black cardstock that I embossed with the Delicate Designs embossing folder and used Paper Snips to trim around the edge of the scallops and then added a piece of Basic Gray 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon for the final touch.

Now here's the color sketch we were provided.  Perfect for St. Patrick's Day but you could create so many different options as well.  I had so much fun with this challenge and Aidan loved his card, it makes me feel so great that Aidan loves getting handmade gifts and cards and enjoys reading each own (so sweet!)  Have some fun and play along, I would love to see what you come up with!
Have a great week!

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  1. Super cute the brad center! So glad you were finally able to play with our challenge and I hope you come back again soon!

  2. Great card! Love how you built the shamrock :) Thanks so much for playing along with ColourQ!!!


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