Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Cuttlebug Mania - Green with envy

We have another fun challenge over at Cuttlebug Mania this fortnight, called 'Green with envy'. This time you have to use monochromatic shades of green with white, cream or black. And please don't let the fact that it's Cuttlebug Mania stop you from entering - just so long as you use a manual die cutting/embossing machine that's fine, and also do remember to say which embossing, die cutting products you used.

Our sponsor this fortnight is Crafty Sentiments Designs - the winner will pick 3 digis and they have some lovely goodies in their shop!

So this is the card I made:

It's for St. Patrick's Day and 'the luck of the Irish' with the shamrock - I didn't have a proper St. Patrick's Day sentiment stamp :)

I used:

- A6 white tent style card blank

- five shades of green card, a few of which were snippets of course

- two layers of green card on top of the card blank.

- one white layer of card stock, embossed using  SU's 'Square Lattice' embossing folder

- next I positioned and fixed the 'Chloe Stem' green die cut in place, minus the head of course, using Collall All Purpose Glue

- the shamrock head was super-easy and good fun to make using Spellbinders Plain and Scalloped Hearts die sets - two layers per leaf then just gently creased down the  centres before fixing to the card using thin small snippets of sticky pads so that the leaves bend upwards a bit

- the 'Good Luck' sentiment was an Elzybells stamp (sadly long discontinued), stamped with SU's 'Wild Wasabi', then punched out using SU's 'Word Window' punch. Then it was layered onto a snippet of green card which had been punched using SU's 'Modern Label' and popped onto the card with a little piece of thin sticky pad at either end

- final touch, a little green gem at either side of the sentiment



Jane Willis said...

What a super card! Perfect for any time, not just St Patrick's day.

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous St Patricks day card Di


!neke said...

Beautiful card ! Great background.

Carole said...

What a great card! Clever use of the Chloe stem and the hearts.

Sandra H said...

Morning Di .....Wow this is gorgeous l just love your clover so cleverly done and the embossed background is stunning too xx

SARN said...

Brilliant St Patrick's Day or general Good Luck card Di. Love the fresh green and white colour scheme.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Liz said...

Brilliant card, perfect for any good luck occasion. Love this embossing folder. xx

Kath said...

A great card and brilliant use of snippets too!
Kath x

Pat said...

I love that pretty green and then the white embossing behind that cleverly constructed shamrock. A simple but very effective card Di. x

Elizabeth said...

Ah, green, my favourite colour, Di. Love your shamrocks - such a clever use of the heart dies. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Greta said...

Darling card, Di!

Kathleen said...

Very clever and a brilliant card, love all the shades of green, it was my favourite colour for a long time but now I have so many.

Kath x

Hettie said...

Great card to be sure, to be sure.
You used my fav embossing folder there too.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Gorgeous card, Di! Simple but so effective! Fab idea to use the heart dies to create the clover!

Brenda said...

Love this card Di! I love all the colors of green, so fabulous that you got 5 different shades in. Love the embossing, and I always love shamrocks made from hearts! I think you "good luck" sentiment is perfect for St. Patty's Day! Hugs, Brenda

Jacee said...

Perfect card Diane!
hugs Jacee
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KandA said...

Super St Patricks day card. Love that shamrock on the embossed background xx

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

So amazing card
love it
hugs Tamara

Bonnie said...

Love how you've made this shamrock with the layered leaves and you know I love the embossing!

Kimbo said...

Love this Di, the shamrock if fab x