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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Strips of Paper Rainbow St. Patrick's Day Card

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Created this card using a similar layout of a previous St. Patrick's Day card. 

For this card I used Create A Critter 2 Cricut cartridge for the Pot of Gold. 

Used Die-Namic dies for Cloud & Rainbow. Discoverd a cleaver way to use strips of cardstock for the rainbow. I first used red tape adhesive on a piece of white cardstock. Used scraps of cardstock that I had strips of. Found that if you cut a Tim Holtz tag using a piece of cardstock slightly larger than what the die cuts then you are left with some strip pieces. I peeled off the red tape removable layer, gathered some strips of cardstock, placed them on the red tape adhesive, then placed the die over the carstock strips and cut.

Used VersaMark ink with Stamp N Plus Stardust chalk on the rainbow for sparkle look.

Used tissue on this creation. Discovered a clever way to use tissue after trying to punch a shape out of tissue which I found to tear the tissue. Used a piece of white cardstock, used Scotch ATG adhesive on white cardstock crisscrossing the adhesive, placed the tissue on top of the adhesive and carefully smoothed so as to not tear the tissue out over the adhesive. Punched out green shamrocks from the tissue white cardstock.

Heat embossed the Hero Arts St. Patrick's Day sentiment on the Pot of Gold. Added glitter to the Pot of Gold.

Used Stampin' Up Cloudy Day embossing folder. 

Added sequins: 2 gold & 2 green.

Used washi tape that I placed on a white index card and cut Sizzix photo corners out of.

Closeup so you can see the liquid Pearls 
in center of sequins.

Closeup so you can see Stamp N Plus 
Stardust chalk on Rainbow, heat embossed
sentiment on Pot of Gold, stickles on Pot of
Gold & Stampin' Up Cloudy Day embossing 
on white.

Supplies List 

chalk: Stamp N Plus Stardust
Cricut cartridge: Create a Critter 2  Pot of Gold 3"
Die-Namics: dies - Cloud Trio - used 1 cloud, Rainbow
embossing: Zing Gold emb powder
ink: VersaMark
liquid Pearls: Copper - in center of green sequins, Peacock - in center of gold sequins
paper: tissue - green, cardstock - black, greens, white, yellow, strips of color for Rainbow
punch: Martha Stewart Shamrock
ribbon: Celebrate It St. Patrick's Day
sequins: 3 Twenty Crafts green, a muse studio gold
Sizzix: die - photo corners
stamp: Hero Arts CL498 sentiment
Stampin' Up: embossing - Cloudy Day emb folder
stickles: gold
washi tape: Recollections

Entering this into the following challenges:

3/1 Eccletic Ellapu Sequins, Gems, Sparkle! UE 2/23

3/2 A Blog Named Hero Ch#38 Make a Rainbow UE comb5totch 2/15

3/2 MFP Friends of Speedy TV Ch113 Tissue Paper 5E(#2) 2/24 

3/3 Simon Says Stamp Wed Anything Goes With Pearls 5E(#2) 2/26 

3/7 Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe Ch56 Rainbow w/ Chalk 3E(#1) 2/23


  1. This is fantastic, Melissa!! I LOVE your rainbow - and the liquid pearls are fabulous!

    Thanks for your comments on my blog, too - especially for letting me know about the rainbow poem. I will share it with my son.

  2. Such a wonderful card Melissa. I was stopping by to comment on the Cuttin' and Stampin' post, but was distracted by your other wonderful creations.

    Thank you for all you work.
    Tammy S.

  3. Awesome card Melissa! Love all the details-Your pot of gold is fantastic and LOVE the rainbow! Very fun card!
    Sherrie K

  4. I agree this card is awesome. Love the whole layout and thanks for the info on how you made it.

  5. Very nice - hope you find some gold at the end of the next rainbow.

  6. This is fantastic and soooo colourful. Thanks for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this week x

  7. Adorable card Melissa! Love how you made the rainbow! Very cool!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  8. Cute as can be. Love it. Thanks for the step by step. Lots of work went into this fabulous card, Thanks for joining us at Chalk Ah Lot.

  9. Wow, lots of great technique ideas here. Thanks for sharing with us at FOSTV for the Tissue Paper challenge.
    Trudy, DT