March 17, 2011

happy saint pat’s

I thought it only appropriate that I use the latest sketch, WMSC38, from the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge for my St. Patrick’s Day card.

In order to use the dies I wanted, this ended up being a mini-card, about three inches in diameter. To me, this was a good result because it was drastically different from last year’s pocket card, which keeps the recipients from getting bored with my creations. To leave enough room for a note inside, I put an Irish blessing on the top half of the card and the sentiment on the bottom.

Since I don’t have my picture on my blog, you can’t tell that most people would assume that I’m Irish Catholic by looking at me. (It must be the red hair and fair skin.) Those people would be partially correct. I am Irish and Catholic, but I’m also half German from my dad’s side of the family tree. I bring this up because each year on March 17, my very German dad would walk into the kitchen with one sock off and point at his big toe with amazement. His toe would be green and he would tell us it’s his Irish blood coming out in honor of St. Patrick. Guess Dad really does have a wee bit of the blarney in him.

May the good saints protect ye, and the devil neglect ye. Happy St. Patrick’s Day.


paper:  green c/s (Bazzill); tan c/s (Recollections); striped pp (My Mind’s Eye Laundry Line)
stamps:  shamrock from Series 29 (Studio G)
ink:  olive pastel chalk (Clearsnap)
dies:  Classic Circles (Spellbinders); Victorian Lace border (PTI)
extras:  emerald gem stickers (Martha Stewart); Irish Blessing; Stonehenge font


Tricia said...

I love how elegant this looks.

Julia Aston said...

What a great design on this! love the striped DP and gems on the front - and the inside is lovely too! thanks for playing with the WMS sketch this week!

Mommy said...

I love this card too! I am going to have to follow your blog as I can see that each of your cards is special! So fun to see all of your takes on the challenges turn into beautiful cards!