My Life Scripture

Philippians 4:4-7 (ESV English Standard Version) Holy Bible
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let the reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds through Christ Jesus.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Card using Paper Doll Dress Up!

I used lots of images from the Cricut Cartridge "Paper Doll Dress Up" and a couple of images from Cricut Cartridge "Plantin Schoolbook" to create a St. Patrick's Day Card.
The flower border was cut from "Schoolbook" in white paper and colored with Copic Markers.
The grass border was cut from "Schoolbook" using a grass patterned paper.
All other images are from "Paper Doll Dress Up"
I wanted a 'rainbow' feeling about the paper.  So I started with a blue paper that suggested the sky.  To get the 'rainbow' effect, I used soft pastel chalk.
I rubbed the colors of the chalk representing the rainbow in wide strips across the paper.
This is how the paper looked after I rubbed the chalk over the surface.  There is a lot of chalk dust on the paper.
A paper towel was used to remove the chalk dust and to blend the colors.  Another layer of chalk could be added to intensify the colors.  Remember to remove the chalk dust!
See the 'rainbow' effect!!
I will show the card step-by-step as it is created!
Notice the two layers of grass/flower border!  The flowers are cut from white paper and colored with Copic Markers.  The grass border was cut from some 'grass' patterned paper.
The leprechaun is cut from Cricut Cartridge "Paper Doll Dress Up"  The glitter paper is from the new DCWV "Glitzy" glitter paper.  This glitter paper cuts beautifully in the Cricut!  It is a thinner glitter paper and has a very crisp finish!  The face is a "Peachy Keen" stamp.
Add a pot of gold from "Paper Doll Dress Up"!
Add shamrocks cut from DCWV "Glitzy" glitter paper using the "Paper Doll" cartridge and a sentiment!
Stamp a message on the inside!
You have St. Patrick's Day Cards!

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Have a wonderful week!


Sandy from Ukiah said...

What a beautiful sky Carolyn. I love how you take us step by step in making your cards. Hope you have a wonderfully week. Hugs

Missy said...

Great paper dolls, and I love your rainbow background!!

Cindy Vernon said...

Very cute! I love paper dolls!

Maria said...

Cute cards! Great idea for the rainbow background.

Crafty Teacher said...

Gorgeous. Love the chalking technique! :)

Hrvatica said...

Fantastic card. Love the rainbow effect you created with the chalk.

Gina piazza said...

Thank you. The little guy is super and I love the rainbow background!

Helen said...

These are great!! I love the background too :)

Josie0602 said...

What a great idea!! I love it!!


Maria Sheila Jhun said...

again, you are really creative!

Erna said...

So much fun! Love the cards - love the Peechy Keen face! So cute! Did he find the pot of gold under your rainbow?

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Great cards. Love the detail in each one. TFS

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! They are adorable!

Georgiana said...

Always looking for new techniques...I sure do like the look of the rubbed chalk to create your background.

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Kimberli said...

This is so neat, thanks for the wonderful tutorial - love these cards!