February 1, 2012

Make it Monday #51

Another week, another challenge over on Nichole Heady's blog.  This week's Make it Monday challenge is to add a dimensional sentiment banner to your project.  I needed a card for a dear friend of mine, and she's very Irish, so I thought it might be fun to base it on luck!

I pulled out my Wonderful Words dies, and Wonderful Words Additions stamp set.  Hmmmm.....now what?

Yes! Some polka dots...why polka dots?  I don't know, thought they would just work well, ha ha.  I used my Mat Stack #1 die (thank you Nichole! ha ha) and cut a piece of New Leaf CS.  I stamped the medium sized polka dot pattern from Polka Dot Basics in Versamark, and set aside.

Then I stamped a random background in Fresh Snow ink on a Kraft base with the Dot Spot stamp set.

I die cut my 'lucky' from Kraft CS, and glued it to the Mat Stack #1 die cut, but only in a few spots, and let it come up off of the layer a little in a few spots to add dimension.

Then I added the remainder of the sentiment on a 1/2" strip of white CS.  The backside was stamped with the small polka dot pattern from Polka Dot Basics in New Leaf ink that was stamped off once.
Thanks for dropping by!!

Supplies (All PTI unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Polka Dot Basics, Dot Spot, Wonderful Words Additions
Ink: Fresh Snow, True Black, New Leaf
Paper: Kraft, New Leaf, Select White
Accessories: Mat Stack #1 die, Wonderful Words dies, Jolee's shamrock bling sticker


jennfontaine said...

What a great card! It is so fun and made me smile right away! I love the way that you did the sentiment! I know your friend will love it! (and polka dots work with anything!)

Crafty Kate said...

Super stinkin' cute!! Love the use of Dot Spot (such a great set) and that cute shamrock (drool)!! Great card!

Helen F. said...

FUN and fabulous card, Tracey! Love the white polka dots on Kraft paper and the pop of "Lucky" green is justperfect.

Kim said...

This is just too dang cute! I love the green and kraft together, great take on the challenge!

Sonia said...

Really cute...and congrats on winning a day with Nichole (so jealous!)

Marybeth said...

So sweet and such a sweet sentiment on the banner.

Suzanne Russell said...

Great idea! I forget that St Paddy's day is just around the corner-very clever take on the inspiration!

Tracey McNeely said...

What a fantastic card. The green is the perfect pop to the kraft paper, love the die cut word.

Chris said...

Hi Tracey, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris