Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Pink Shamrocks!

Right now, my kitchen counter has powdered sugar donuts 
(picked out by my Grandson), a bag of avocados (not sure why I thought we could eat 9 of them before they went bad), that Yoga tape I still haven't  started, and this fun card:
I started with a color palette I picked out on Color Palettes - #3757.  The base panel was done using the ink smooshing technique with some stenciling done after it dried. 

The corrugated cardboard was painted with some dark green acrylic paint touched up with some white on the edges.  Next I added some some Stickles and then sprinkled gold micro beads and glitter over that. 

For the top panel, I stamped the DRS Designs Dogwood Branch as the base and colored it up.  Then I stamped the Hat Full of Shamrocks, colored it up, and fussy cut it out.  I layered it on top of the Dogwood Branch.  It needed a bit more so I stamped another Hat Full of Shamrocks and the new Shamrock Scroll and fussy cut a few more shamrocks.  The Greeting is the Rainbow Gold Greeting

I really like how the gold micro beads reflect the sentiment and I love all the pink.  St. Pat's Day is right around the corner followed closely by Easter.  This year, the holidays are sneaking up on me fast!  We introduced the Grandson's to Peeps last night - they were not big fans.  I think you are either a lover or hater of those cute little things.  Hope your week is going well.

Hugz, Nancy


  1. The donuts and avocados would be pretty good but the card is the best! So very pretty!!! So much dimension and I love the background your created.

  2. A beautiful card Nancy, I love your colour palette and great dimension - such a pretty image and super background.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  3. Hi Nancy,
    I have often done that with avocados!!!
    Your card is super charming and and the sentiment is so sweet.

    Hope you are well,


  4. Looooove avocados!! Add them to salads, smoothies, my scrambled eggs and can blend them an add to soups etc. Tick of the trade - keep some on the counter (ripen faster) and put rest in the fridge as they ripen much slower and if too slow, can always put a few back on the counter to ripen up. One of the few foods that continues to ripen after picked (along with bananas). Info overload, but I just love them and they are sooo good for you!

    Gorgeous card. Love the colour combo and the micro beads are the perfect touch :)