St Patrick's Day

It's St Patrick's Day. While I used to celebrate in my younger single days, I have fond memories of celebrating St Patrick's Day in Cyprus back in 2005 with my Irish work colleagues. Obviously green was the fashion colour of the day, we had an Irish service, Irish music and dancing, and of course, Irish beverages (my favourite being Bailey's)!! Aahh, the memories.

To honour St Patrick's day in just the smallest way, I made a card for my sister, just to let her know that we're thinking of her (she had her appendix taken out over the weekend). She's recovering well (considering she's having a baby) and is enjoying the attention of having people cater to her every whim at the moment. I guess you should milk that one while you can!

This card combines my favourite colour of 2008, being the In Colour of Wild Wasabi with the new In Colour of 2009 - Tangerine Tango. They go so well together, especially with the new Stampin' Up! stamp set that is due to come out in the new catalogue next month! I promised to give sneak peaks - so here they are!

The new In Colours about to be released, are .... drum roll please ....

And the card I made today, while using only two main colours, used paper layering/piecing to it's maximum effect. Patience, Patience I tell myself while cutting the bits out. What do you think?

Stamps: Fresh Cuts & Occasional Greetings

Inks: Stampin' Up! Classic Wild Wasabi & Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip Marker

Papers: Stampin' Up! Wild Wasabi & Whisper White

Other: Oval Punches, glitter, vintage brads and Stampin' Dimensionals.
Tip: Cut your Stampin' Dimensionals into smaller pieces for layering the smaller images

The photo doesn't show it very well, but I have used glitter on selected leaves on both background prints, as well as on the brads of the flower centre. This card has got four basic layers and then embellished layers overlaid on top. It sounds complicated, but not really! As you can see, I incorporated the green theme really well!

So Happy St Patrick's Day - wherever you are!

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