Today’s project is more than just a card – it’s a bold political statement with a long-reaching impact on our modern culture. OK, maybe it’s not political, and I admit that it’s not really bold. That said, I like it – and I hope you do, too.
I always cringe when I hear one person say to another, “You’re lucky!” I’m not a big believer in “lucky” – I believe that we have to put ourselves in front of good things if we want good things to happen – we always have to be open to good. That’s what inspired the sentiment on this card – “Be lucky.” Still, with St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner (let’s not forget the Luck ‘o the Irish), I made this card:
- Green Ombre. The front panel of this card consists of four shades of green in an ombre pattern – from the bottom-up, there’s Mossy Meadow, Garden Green, Old Olive and Pear Piazzazz. The greens are completed with a Pistachio Pudding flower and are complemented by the Crumb Cake base.
- Creating a Bold, Striped Card Front. Last year, I made a quick-and-easy card base for a super-fun Christmas card and shared a video with tips and tricks. I used the same technique for this card base but kept all my strips of cardstock horizontal in the background. To see the video and original post, please click here.
- Be Lucky. The word “Lucky” is one of the many versatile sentiments in the Project Life Remember This stamp set. It might be designed for Project Life, but it’s perfect for cards. 🙂 I combine “Lucky” with “BE” from the sentiment “JUST BE” in Crazy About You to make my own fun saying.
- A Tricky Pansy Punch. As we re-enter Spring, Flower Shop and the Pansy Punch are regaining popularity. The Pansy Punch is not created with the same, exact petals on each side (like the Blossom punch, Petite Petals and all the Scallop Circle punches). One of the sides of each flower has three little bumps. Finding that side on your stamp and punch will help you line it all up perfectly.
Stamp Sets: Flower Shop, Project Life Remember This, Crazy About You Papers: Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, Garden Green, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Pistachio Pudding Inks: Mossy Meadow Accessories: Pansy Punch, Pearl Basic Jewels, Pistachio Pudding Thick Bakers Twine, Hexagon Punch (for banner tip), Stampin’ Dimensionals
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