March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day Hop!!!

Happy St. Patrick's day to you!!

Yes, I know, don't let my last name fool you, I'm only Italian by marriage ;).  So glad to be a part of Claire's blog hop on this particularly Irish day!

I absolutely LOVE my Waltzingmouse stamps, and really need to set some more time aside to play with them! 

I thought I'd go with something masculine to challenge myself.  I found it pretty easy with these stamps though -- so I thank you Claire!!  I used the Celtic Heritage and the Irish Blessings sets, as well as some of that DELICIOUS new digital paper, the Celtic Squares.  Um....LOVE IT! :)

Here's what I've got to share with you today:
I started out with a So Saffron base layer, and added some Olive Celtic Squares paper.  Using that fabulous braid image from Irish Blessings, I stamped it down each side of the patterned paper in versamark, and used my detail gold EP on it.  Then came the focal image.  Stamped the sentiment in new leaf ink, and the lunettes in versamark, and embossed those as well.  I then punched a piece of the Buttercup lunette paper with my SU! keytag punch (retired) and cut the shape in half -- just gluing the ends to the outer parts of the circle, to make it look longer in the back.  Added some ribbon wrapped around the card, and that was that.

Wishing you all a wonderful year full of blessings!!

Thanks for stopping by -- now onto the next blog!!

 
Supplies:
Stamps: Irish Blessings, Celtic Heritage (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Ink: Versamark, New Leaf (PTI)
Paper: So Saffron (SU!), Vintage Cream (PTI), Celtic Squares & Celtic Lunettes (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Accessories: Ribbon (M's), Keytag punch (SU! - retired), classic circle nestabilities

29 comments:

Mary I said...

Your gold and green combo is stunning. Very elegant looking card! :-)

Joanne Gilch said...

Awesome guy card and so innovative with the stamps and punches.
Inspiring, too>

Genevieve said...

Wow! Very Celtic, Fab!

Stephanie Kraft said...

This is fabulous, Tracey!! Perfect St. Patrick's Day card!!

Kylie B said...

Oh wow that card looks amazing and I too LOVE the color combo :)

Julia Aston said...

Oh! nice, nice design on this Tracey! I love the stamps and colors you used - a beautiful card! thanks for blog hopping with us today!!

Lynne Phelps said...

I LOVE this card! So ELEGANT and lovely! It is just perfect! Love the way you framed the sentiment with the lunettes, and the deep green and gold embossing looks so rich!

Cassie_lu said...

the card looks great and any guy would be happy to get it :)

Dolly Mixtures said...

A perfect manly card. The square patterned irish paper is really lovely (must look into getting some of that!!). Happy Blog Hop:) Angela (aka dolly Mixtures)

Claire Brennan said...

Oh wow tracey, this is a bit special, a truly fab masculine card!! Happy St Patrick's Day to you Tracey and Thanks for hopping along!

carole said...

Yes, your card is very elegant, I love color combo.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Wow, you made a great card for today. I had to click the photo to check it out up close and personal! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Belinda said...

Lovely! So fun and a perfect masculine card! Great use of the lunettes!

Rebecca said...

beautiful! simply stunning!

Heather said...

Really elegant and rich looking, too! Nice colour combo :)

Angela Mclean said...

Just gorgeous and sophisticated!
Hugs,
Angela xxx.

Stampin' Pam said...

Oooh lovely Tracey - very Celtic and could surely be used for a man! :-)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day Tracey! Wonderful card!

Kelly S. said...

Oh wow this is really unique and the touches of gold are just heavenly!

Cheryl said...

Very rich and regal-looking. I love the gold.

Kathryn B said...

OMG! This is fantastic Tracey! I love the braids on both sides so rich looking! The gold and green rock! Great "male" card!

Jennifer Holmes said...

What a regal looking card! Love the gold with the green...perfect for today!

Bonnie said...

Love all the braiding and the gold and green is gorgeous!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Wow Tracey - truly an outstanding creation. I just love the design you've created. Such lovely colors too. Awesome job.

Marge said...

Yep, that gold braid & gold/green combo is simply stunning!!!

Laurie Marmon said...

The green and gold are perfect for this card. Great take on a masculine card! Very lovely!

Betty Benton said...

Beautiful card! You did a wonderful job with the layout!

anya said...

So very pretty, Tracey! I love the simplicity, yet the touches of gold and the bit of yellow really make it amazing! Love it!

Julie Masse said...

Oh so pretty!! Great mixture of the gorgeous Irish images! :)