Today's project is all about the green and enough clovers to make the "wee folk" happy! It's a good thing Clearsnap makes SO many shades of green!
I wanted to use a pretty little clover stamp made by My Sentiments Exactly, it has the words of an Irish Blessing running across it in the negative. I also wanted the clovers to be bright and shiny, so creamy ColorBox Pigment Ink embossed using Top Boss Embossing Powder in Clear were the natural choice to get that look...
And Shrink Film sneaked it's way into this project in the form of the lucky clover charm that hangs from the ribbon bow...
Pigment ink alone won't dry on the Shrink Film, even after baking, but if you dust it with embossing powder first - in this case clear - it bakes up with a super thick, super shiny coat on top of it! I may have to try making a charm bracelet using this technique!
One thing I wish I'd thought to do, is to add a pin back to the charm. Then the pin could have been affixed to the ribbon so that the lucky recipient of the card would also be gifted with a cute little St. Patty's Day lapel pin. You might want to make use of that idea if you make this card yourself. Or you could just make a bunch of the clover charms or pins to hand out to your friends.
The directions and supplies needed to recreate this card are listed below..."lucky clovers” card
Skill Level: easy to moderate
Clearsnap: ColorBox Pigment Ink: Grass, Lime, Fresh Green, Evergreen and Burnt Copper and Top Boss: Clear Embossing Powder
My Sentiments Exactly: Irish Blessings
Bazzill: Frosted Kiwi, Kraft and Vanilla cardstocks
Other: ribbon and twine
Tools: paper trimmer, scissors, 1/8 hole punch, double sided tape, adhesive and foam dimensional dots
1) cut a 7 X 10 piece of lime cardstock and fold in half to make card.
2) cut a 4 1/2 square of kraft cardstock and adhere about 1/2 from top of card.
3) cut 4 - 2" squares of vanilla cardstock. stamp each with a clover inked in the following colors of Pigment Ink: Lime, Grass, Fresh Green and Evergreen, then emboss all using Clear Embossing Powder.
4) cut a 3/4 X 4 1/2 piece of vanilla cardstock and stamp sentiment using Burnt Copper Pigment Ink and then emboss using Clear Embossing Powder.
5) To assemble pieces, adhere sentiment using dimensional dots to the center of the kraft square. then adhere 2 clover pieces above it and 2 below it, leaving equal space between them and the kraft background. the clover pieces will overhang the kraft square by about 1/4 at the top and bottom.
1) stamp clover on piece of matte Shrink Film using Evergreen Pigment Ink.
2) carefully cut around clover, leaving a thin border around it.
3) punch a hole at the top, sprinkle with Clear Embossing Powder, then bake according to directions.
1) cut an 9" piece of ribbon and tie ends together in a knot, leaving about 1 1/2 tails. cut ribbon apart at center of ring and use double sided tape to adhere each side of the ribbon a little below the clovers.
2) tag tie twine in hole in charm and then tie charm to center of the knot in the bow.
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