Good Luck on St. Patrick’s Day

Today is St. Patrick’s Day, a day to celebrate Irish culture and to honor the death of St. Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland. Thanks, Wikipedia! It’s also a day for us to wear green and to speak with an Irish brogue. We often think of the “luck of the Irish” on St. Patrick’s Day, so I’ve made a green card with four-leaf clovers that wishes the recipient lots of luck. Who doesn’t love that? Here’s my card:

Amazing Life, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Amazing Life. The sentiment and clovers on this card are from the oh-so-versatile Amazing Life stamp set that bundles with the must-have Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies. If you don’t have it, you might be too late for 2019 St. Patrick’s Day projects – but you’ll want it for the remainder of the year – and there will be another St. Patrick’s Day in 2020. ♥ Here’s a look at the Amazing Life Bundle:Amazing Life Bundle, Stampin' Up! 150624
  • Build an Arrangement. I stamped “good luck” with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and colored the word “luck” with Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. The lower half of the sentiment is colored with the dark blend to give it a “dipped in dark ink” look. How fun! The sentiment is punched with a 2-1/4″ Circle punch and positioned over an arrangement of clovers. Here’s a closer look:Amazing Life, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingQuick tip: I glued a smaller circle on the card base to help guide the placement of the clovers around the circle. When I glued my larger sentiment over top for a perfect frame. Use a small circle to help guide the placement of elements that will peek out from behind a larger circle, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • Greens. The background panel of this card is pulled from the Tropical Escape 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper – such a great combination of Granny Apple Green and Shaded Spruce. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in this pack of papers:Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up! 146916If you like this combination of Whisper White, Granny Apple Green and Shaded Spruce, please save this for future reference:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Whisper White, Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce

Stamp Sets: Amazing Life  Papers: Tropical Escape 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce, Whisper White  Inks: Granny Apple Green, Tuxedo Black Memento, Stampin’ Blends (Granny Apple Green) Accessories: 2-1/4″ Circle punch, Layering Circle Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

It doesn’t have to be St. Patrick’s Day to send this card of good luck wishes to a friend or family member. I hope you have a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Brian

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31 Comments

  1. And Top of the mornin’ to ye, Brian. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Love the tip about using a circle of card stock to place shamrocks. Have a great day.

    • Thanks, Dianne! It was the only way I could think to get through this collection of clovers. Hope your day is filled with shamrocks and rainbows, too!

  2. Great card in honor of an amazing man who as a boy was captured and brought to Ireland as a slave, finally escaped, went home and became a priest and then went back to spread the faith! Happy St. Patrick’s Day Brian! Have fun!

  3. Love this card, Brian, with the “dipped” sentiment and great circle of shamrocks. Have a fun St. Patrick’s Day!

    • Thanks, Hilda! That was just “a little something extra” I added when coloring these letters. Happy you like it! Hope your St. Patrick’s Day was great! ♥

  4. I’m doing the jig for that darling card. I didn’t even notice the shamrock or sentiment in that stamp set. Thanks for bring it to life!

  5. I said to myself “I love this. I should make this card for St. Patrick’s Day! that should be coming up soon.” Then looked at the calendar. Face palm. Great Card! Maybe I will CASE it for my Facebook live tonight.

    • Ha! It caught me off-guard, too! Made this card Saturday evening when I realized I only had one more chance to get in a St. Patrick’s Day project. Watched your FB Live video and loved it. ♥

  6. Great card Mr. O’King. May your day be filled with an extra helping of luck.

  7. Happy St Patty’s Day! I love your coloring of luck..perfect!

  8. I agree with Windy that your Luck coloring is eye catching !! Great card and the Shamrock circle is just too cute !!
    Happy St Patrick`s Day to everyone .

  9. What a fun card Brian! Like so many others I really love the way you made your circle of clovers. That method could easily be adapted and applied to any other holiday. How you come up with this stuff is beyond me but I thank you kindly for being willing to share it with those of us who are less artistic. Just a fabulous card for a fun holiday. Love it!

    • Awww…thanks, Grace! I have so much fun playing around with this stuff, looking for ways to cut corners. I’m happy to share those tips with you. ♥

  10. Perfect card for the wearin’ of the green! Happy St. Patrick’s Day Brian.

  11. I love love it PERFECT, MY FRIEND ♥️
    Have a lucky day my friend ☘️🍀

  12. Am CASE-ing your design for a card to go with the Irish brown bread and Guinness I’m bringing to a pot luck tonight. I can’t believe I even have the Tropical Chic DSP paper to use. Thank you for doing all the hard work of the design~all credit will be given to you, my favorite Leprechaun! Hope your day is filled with smiles, luck and a rainbow of happiness.

    • Thanks so much for the sweet message, Lin! I’m so happy to share with kind people like you – I enjoyed some delicious Irish soda bread yesterday with Irish butter. Yum! ♥

  13. Fab idea. Card turned out gorgeous!

  14. Thank you for reminding me that I have that set and could have made some cards for today! Totally forgot it had a shamrock in it! Guess it is never too late for Good Luck cards though! Your card is fresh and crisp! I love it!

    • Thanks so much, June! Even though St. Patrick’s Day has passed, this card is still perfect for a supportive, kind card. Glad you like it! ♥

  15. yet another wowser, Brian. everything is spot on!!! love the DSP you used. everything is so pleasing to the eye – from the placement to the colors. do you EVER make a ho-hum card??? hmmm… think NOT! you rock!!

    • Thanks so much, Dara! ♥ There’s a “stinker” every once in a while, but I try my best to find a “wow” in every card. So glad you like it! ♥

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