Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Good Luck

Hello Everyone,

Hey, thanks for stopping in today.

Since its the first Tuesday of the month,
it's time for my Inspiration Tuesday project
 over at Craft-Dee BowZ

And since March is here and we (some) will be celebrating St. Patty's Day soon,
I decided to make shamrocks for the front of my card
 and what better sentiment  than the Good Luck sentiment I used

I used heart punches to make the shamrocks,
even on the tiny 3 leaf shamrock

Not much stamping on this card - just the sentiment
Let me share my card with you.

If you like shamrocks and you've never tried using hearts to make 'em
you should give it a try!!!
I really like the 3-D effect you get making the shamrocks this way.

Let me share with you this quick and easy way to make shamrocks.
I used punches but you can also use dies

Step #1
I punched 2 hearts, one for the base of the shamrock (I used DP) and the other was a dark green CS These punched pieces are both the same size. For the small shamrock, I used 2 really small punches, the larger of the 2 is the base and the smaller is the top.

Step #2

The heart piece you will be using for the top, fold it in half , (Mine is the dark green CS). Leave the bottom heart flat - no fold.

Step #3

Add a touch of liquid glue down that center fold line

Step #4

Attach that top heart down the center of the bottom heart, It will be attached only on the glued fold line.

Step #5

For the larger shamrock, I used 4 hearts (but you can use 3)

Step #6 (for a 4 leaf shamrock)

When using 4 hearts, I overlapped the bases a little and added a stem. Overlapping will allow you some room at the bottom of the hearts to add that stem.

Stem #6 (for a 3 leaf shamrock)

For a 3 leaf shamrock the bottom heart really doesn't need to overlap on any of the other bottom hearts. Add a stem and you are done.

If you are using a really small punch, the same process will hold true.

Easy peasy

Lets check out The Bow

 I decided to use a single loop bow.
I didn't want to over shadow those shamrocks. LOL.
As I assembled the card front,
I decided where I would place the bow,
Bottom right area.

Here is a closer view of my bow.

I used a green sheer ribbon for this bow. 
Nothing fancy or over the top and it's perfect for this card.

I used my Craft-Dee BowZ bow making tool. 
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 that will aid you in making your bows.
The tool is small , easy to store, easy to use and so portable.

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Stamps:  Practical Publishing Int'l (Free stamp set) Sentiments
Paper/Card Stock
: Green CS, White CS, Gold CS DP
Ink: VersaFine Clair - Black
Dies Used:Spellbinders Ovals sm  
Ribbon,Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam, Darice Embossing Folder, Martha Stewart Heart punch, 2 very small heart punches, 
I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

Hope you were inspired by my card today. 
Give making those shamrocks, a try. They are fun!!!

 I will be back soon


Shona Erlenborn said...

What fun shamrocks! Thanks for showing how you did it. Great St. Patty's Day card!

Verna Angerhofer said...

So beautiful and I love those shamrocks. Awesome shades of green.

Janis Lewis said...

Your card is wonderful! I love how you used the heart punches. And that ribbon is so pretty. Thank you so much for playing along in our Crafting Happiness Challenge this week. Hope you’ll link up again!
Hugs! Janis
Crafting Happiness Challenges, Challenge Blog Owner
Pause Dream Enjoy, Personal Craft Blog

Melanie R said...

Pretty shamrocks, Barbara! Nice patterns and color, too. Thank you for your tutorial and thank you for playing along at Double Trouble #51.

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Love your tutorial on the clovers and they look so pretty on your card, and what a great bow. Thanks for your tutorial on making clovers. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble Thing 1 "Go Green"; but don't forget to share with our partner at Heart2Heart... In fact, they have waived their Close To My Heart requirement for this challenge only, and you have already "Put Your Green On". Please link up with them at http://heart2heartchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/03/put-your-green-on-partnership-with.html

Lori Podolsky said...

I just love your beautiful and most creative card, Barbara! I also love your tutorial as well. Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us on the Lemon Shortbread Challenge blog. Good luck with your entry. Hugs, Lori xx (DT)

Inkami said...

Gorgeous design, how clever of you to use heart for your shamrocks!

Jane Savage said...

Wonderful idea with a great tutorial!
Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx

Darlene said...

WOW! How creative and just beautiful! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at the Artsystamper Challenge Blog!
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

Beverly said...

Hi Barbara!

Very fun card. I enjoy paper folding, and this fits the bill! Thanks for entering our challenge at Artsystamper Digitals Challenge! I truly hope we see you again soon. Hugs, Bev ARTSYSTAMPER DIGITALS

Brandi said...

I love those shamrocks, so adorable, thanks for the tutorial on how to do them! Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenges (H2H).

Brandi R.
DT member H2H

Cat Nowak said...

Great good luck card! I love the 3d shamrocks and all the textures! Thank you for joining us at Heart 2 Heart!

Arty Divas said...

Your card is fabulous!
Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Arty Divas this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.

Hugs, Zowie xx

Arty Divas DT

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