Papercraft

Luck O’ the Irish

3/15/20 Top 3 at Artsystamper Digitals Challenge!
3/17/20 Top 3 at Double D Challenges!

Hello, friends! Hope you’re having a good week! Our new challenge is live over at Paper Funday Challenges and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you today! Our challenges are always Anything Goes with an optional twist each month, and our twist this month is St. Patrick’s Day. Our sponsor is Jan’s Digi Stamps and I used Lucky Charm digi set from my stash to create a fun St. Patrick’s Day card. I absolutely LOVE Jan’s digis… especially the colored ones. She takes all the guess work, time and effort out of the equation! They are just beautiful! ;)

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I used a pretty shaped die set to create the card base and layers. The patterned papers are from my new favorite paper pad. I printed a sentiment and pre-colored image from the set on white cardstock. I punched the sentiment out with a circle punch and layered it on a slightly larger punched circle. I cut the image with one of the card layer dies, and then used an old technique that I learned about five years ago to create gorgeous sparkle over the entire image. OMGoodness, what a fun technique that yields absolutely gorgeous results! And it’s easy – simply apply Versamark over the entire image (all the way out to the edges), apply a sparkle embossing powder and heat emboss it. Tip: If your sparkle embossing powder releases tiny bits of sparkle after it’s embossed, you can apply more Versamark and clear embossing powder, and heat emboss it again. I’ve also done this technique with bridal tinsel embossing powder in the past and needed to use the clear embossing powder over it.

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I created a computer-generated sentiment for the inside, cut it with a card layer die and embellished it with coordinating paper from the same paper pad.

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One more look… isn’t this just yummy?! Love, love, love! The sparkle is amazing!

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I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create: #231 – Anything Goes with optional colored pencils
A Bit More Time To Craft: #111 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenge: March Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: 3-2020 – Anything Goes
Artsystamper Digitals Challenge Blog: #11 – Green
Classic Design Challenge: #3 – March Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #73 – Anything Goes
Double D Challenges: It’s All About The Green
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #114 – Anything Goes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #2009 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Call Me Clover cardstock, GKD White cardstock, The Paper Studio Four Seasons and Everything In Between paper pad
Stamps: Jan’s Digi Stamps Lucky Charm digi set
Ink: Versamark
Dies/Punches: Crafter’s Companion Die’sire Stacey Create-A-Card die set, Stampin’ Up 1-1/4″ and 1-3/8″ circle punches
Accessories:  Gemini Junior die cutting machine, ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, JudiKins Iridescent Sparkle Embossing Powder, Stampin’ Up Dimensionals

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us this month! Remember, our challenges are always ‘anything goes’ with an optional twist. Can’t wait to see what you create! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at Jan’s Digi Stamps! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig