Good Morning Stampers!!!  Another FUN and holiday inspired challenge from Hand Stamped Sentiments, of course it is GREEN centered. :-)  I think St. Patty’s Day is a FUN holiday even though I am not a drinker I am a pincher! I love trying to find those who disobey the law of the holiday- no green gets you a “purple nurple” from me- hehehe… Ok onto something crafty.
I have very few St. Patty’s Day stamp sets, in fact I kept this one that retired a year or so ago since it was the ONLY one I have purchased- it is sad but I make very few cards for this holiday but I broke out the creativity for this challenge.  I did a few creative things for this card especially.
I used clear embossing powder over my stamped sentiment image for height and texture. :)  I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig and with VeraMark ink I stamped directly over my green image and then covered it with clear embossing powder and then heat embossed it.  I hope you can tell from this photo the height it gets, and if you could touch the card you would feel the texture since the height is only in certain places.
Then I decided to add a few brads that hold the celery 5/8″ grosgrain ribbon in place.  I love the little flare of ribbon on any card- I honestly don’t think that a card is truly complete until there is ribbon on it.
I took a small strip of designer paper to embellish the bottom of the card, simple but adds a nice bit of interest I think.
I hope you enjoyed today’s project and I hope you are preparing for the GREEN holiday in case I happen to be in your neighborhood… Ion a personal note- I don’t know if I will have additional posts for this week.  I am currently RE-STAINING my deck and I am racing against the clock, trying to get it done before Thursday (I have class packets I need to prep- and) there is a rain storm expected later this week.  I have taken before pics and plan on taking after pics and I will share them after I have finished.  In case you are curious just how it looks… I keep repeating to myself how much I am saving by not paying someone to do this for me… chant, chant, chant…
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you come back later this week for my deck pics but until then~ TTFN


  1. So cute – Thanks for sharing! I’m your newest follower from SC – #367 Kendra Richardson.
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  2. Fun card!

    I’m your new follower from Stampin’ Connection.

    Angel Hawks

  3. Erin, you have me “lol”-ing at the purple nurple! Haha! Awesome card and I love the dimension! Great added details, too! :)

  4. Love your card and all the little details!


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