Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps St Patricks Day or Green Challenge

Hello Friends!

I am so excited to share with you today!  I am so happy with the way my card turned out.  Ok so you want to know what the challenge at Loves Rubberstamps right?  Well it is to make something green or for St. Patricks Day.  I have to say, I have never really celebrated St. Patricks Day.  I am not Irish, so I may wear green to avoid being pinched, but that is about all for me.

Ok, enough babble.... Our sponsor this week is The Paper Shelter.  They have some of the cutest images and have kindly provided a few for our challenge today.

I decided to go with the green challenge and I added a pop of brown and pink for fun.  I love the color combo and have used it several times.  I printed the digi image, Spring Swing, by The Paper Shelter on cryogen paper.  I colored her with copics and framed her with Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Rectangles.  I just picked up this die not too long ago and think it is so pretty.  I inked the edges of the image with Walnut Stain distress ink.

My card is a 5x7 and I used the 6x6 paper pack for the background from Simple Stories, Happy Day.  Since the paper would not fit, I used some cream card stock and stamped a houndstooth background for the far left side with Peeled Paint distress ink.  I think the background stamp is by October Afternoon, but I no longer have the packaging.   I then added some burlap and tulle before I added a cream Maya Road ruffle blossom.

I cut the tag out with my silhouette and inked it with Peeled Paint distress ink and Walnut Stain distress ink.  I added some floral flourishes in the same colors around the edges.  The "Live" sentiment is by Stampavive, Tina Weinke collection and was stamped with Rich Cocoa Memento Ink.  I finished off the tag with a few flowers, a pearl brad, some ribbons and more tulle.  I have seen so many wonderful cards with a cool backing and I am not sure exactly what it was.  But I had a thought... I went to the medicine cabinet and pulled out Kerlix bandage roll.  I cut off a piece and used more Walnut Stain distress ink on the Kerlix to take away some of the brightness.  That was a bit tricky as it does not hold together well.  But I managed to make it work and placed it behind the tag.

Copics Used:
Hair:  Y20, E31, E35
Skin:  E000, E00, E11
Dress:  RV10, RV32, RV34, YG93, YG95, YG97
Swing:  W1, W3, W5, E41, E44
Bird:  B00, B02, B04
Shoes:  E21, E25, E27

For the inside, I used the same patterned paper I used more from the Simple Stories, Happy Day collection.  I used a EK success punch and punched some brown cardstock.  The pink is from My Minds Eye Lost & Found Ruby collection.  I finished it off with a bit of delicate lace.  There you have it.  One of the most fun cards I have created in quite a while.

So now it is your turn.  Come on over to Loves Rubberstamps Challenge blog and share your beautiful St. Patricks Day or green creation with us!  

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps - Bring on Spring (flowers)
Creative Inspirations Paint- Go Green
Cupcake Inspirations # 201
Gingerloft Challenge - Green
No Matterwhich - Anything Goes
Pan Pastel UK - Girly Theme
Stamptacular Sunday - To Die For
2 Sisters - Pastels
One Stop Craft - Spring
Artistic Inspirations - Flowers
Melonheadz Friends - Go Green
Card Makin Mamas - Go Green
Simply Create Too - St. Patricks day or green
Crafting for all Seasons - Spring into Spring
The Paper Shelter - Punches & Dies
Sweet N Sassy - Go Green

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Blessings until next time...


  1. Stunner. Love your much more than mine:)
    Hugs, Dangina

  2. Wow Athina! This is so pretty!! I love this image too and your coloring is fantastic! I love all the soft details...that tag is so perfect! :)

  3. What a sweet card! Thanks so much for playing in the Crafting For All Seasons Spring Into Spring Challenge!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  4. Lovely card with a great image and I love the flower :-)
    Thanks for joining us over at ATSC

  5. Hi athina, this is a beautiful card. The green is such a pretty background for the adorable character.

    Thank you so much for entering Artistic Inspirations this week.
    Claire x

  6. What a beautiful card! Your coloring and design--lovely! Thanks for sharing SNSDC!

  7. Oops! I meant thanks for sharing at Cupcake Inspirations! However, would like to invite you to share this at Sweetand Sassy Digital Challenge, which is Go Green!

  8. Just a darling card! Love the image, your fab coloring, papers, die cuts, and embellies! Thank you for sharing this with us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge. Hope to see you again soon! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  9. I was admiring your card on the Loves Rubber Stamps blog! I think it's amazing Athina! Your coloring is always fantastic & your design is awesome!!!!!

  10. This is so adorable, I love your coloring and the great design.

  11. This is a beautiful card, the image and the papers are awesome... great work at coloring and the layout is great! You can be proud, yes!
    Thanks for playing with us this forthnight at Gingerloft in our GREEN challenge.
    Ardilla :)

  12. Adorable card. Love the green papers and the coloring of your image.

  13. So cute. I love the tag. Really beautiful and adds so much. Love the image and your color palette and all the pretty embellies including the bandage. :)

    Thank you so very much for playing with us in this week’s Challenge at Stamptacular Sunday! So very happy that you could play along.
    :) Pam

  14. beautiful- love all of the layering you have done with different materials - may need to pinch the idea with the flower xxxx ;)

  15. A gorgeous card! Lovely papers and such a sweet image. Your colouring is great! Thanks for joining us at ATSC, Marlies

  16. Very sweet card! :) Love it in green!

  17. Beautiful design and fabulous coloring. Lovely card! Thanks for visiting and leaving the sweet luv.

  18. Great card love the deisgn and image

    Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft


  19. Such a beautiful creation, Athina. This is stunning and of course creative! Such an interesting way to add texture with the bandage roll! Beautiful colors and embellishments. Hugs and happy crafting. -Kim

  20. Beautiful card. Love the layout and the coloring is amazing! Hugs, Ivonne

  21. Wow! This is absolutely beautiful. Your coloring is fantastic and you've included so many pretty details!! Thanks so much for playing along in this week's Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge.

  22. Gorgeous! Love how you echoed the colors from her dress in the rest of the card, and you didn't use too many colors. It all just flows together. The tag and flowers are perfect touches and your coloring as always, is fantabulous!

  23. Really beautiful, I love the those colours and the image is so sweet. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge
    Lindsay xx

  24. stunning, the colour combo is perfect , i love this card, thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations challenge

  25. This is very pretty. love all the dies you used. Sorry it took me long to visit hun but this nasty cold bugs have had me down. Another fab job.

  26. Its a beautiful card, and a lovely image.
    Thanks for joining in NMWC.
    Hugs Astrid

  27. Happy St Patricks Day. Stunning card. Thank you for having me as your GDT over at Loves Rubberstamps. Hugs Nina

  28. This is so beautiful great job coloring
    Thank you for joining us at Creative inspiration paints.
    CI design team member
    DIANA L.

  29. Fabulous card, love the coloring job and all the details on your card!

  30. This is gorgeous. Such a pretty image and I love the colours and details you have added
    Thank you for taking part in the No Matter Which Challenge this month
    Sue xx

  31. WOW gorgeous creation!!! Just adore the coloring you have done. And fabulous details. love the ribbon and the fabric.

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Gingerloft Card Challenge. Hope you will join us next time. DT Crafting Vicky

  32. Looove the Image and the way you have coloured her up! Love that final touch of that fabulous Tag! Thanks for joining us at NMWC and hope you have a Lovely Easter!


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