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Monday, February 8, 2016

good luck Rainbows & Shamrocks w/ Metal Emb Card

Made this as a good luck card for a friend. 

Used a sketch which you can see below. 

Used foil sheet to emboss on. Cut the embossed foil for a small section for this card & saved rest for another project.

Was applying the Tim Holtz lucky clover Distress Ink onto the embossed shamrocks but noticed that the ink was not adding much color if any to the foil. So I used Tim Holtz Perfect Pearls Mist to spray the embossed shamrocks before adding the embossing powder. 

  Supplies List

adhesive: foam, Scotch ATG
embossing: Darice St. Pat's Background emb folder, Recollections Emerald emb powder
ink: VersaMark
machine: Sizzix
paper:  scrapbook - the Paper Studio - rainbows, shamrocks    cardstock - greens, white
Stampin' Up: punch - Modern Label
Tim Holtz: Distress Ink - lucky clover  
   paper - foil sheet  
  Perfect Pearls Mist: sour apple - used to spritz before adding the embossing powder
  stamp - Simple Sayings -- sentiment  tools - paper distresser
tool: heat tool, MISTI 

Entering this into the following challenges:    

2/8  Scrappy Moms Stamps Terr Tues Ch - I "Heart" You!    UE  2/2
   embossed shamrocks have heart shapes

2/10  DRS Designs Ch Thurs #212 Lucky Charms   UE 2/4
   Lucky Charms - Rainbows & Shamrocks

2/12  HIMCR #237 No Pinks or Reds  3E(#22/6
  2/13  Dragonfly Journey Ch43 Queen of Hearts  UE  2/7
   the embossed shamrocks have heart shapes

2/14  Craftin Desert Divas Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party Ch Hearts   UE  2/1
   the embossed shamrocks have heart-shapes
2/14  Simon Says Stamp Mon: Spritz & Spray  5E(#1)  2/8

2/18  Your Next Stamp Sketch & Color Ch#32  3E(#1)  2/5
   used the sketch



2/20  Pile It On Ch #101 Homemade Embellishments  UE  2/7
   Handmade Embellishment - embossed foil sheet
 2/29  Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blog Feb 2016 HeART Art Ch  UE 2/1
   the embossed shamrocks have heart-shapes
2/29  Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Feb 2016 Ch  UE  2/1
2/29  DLART Feb 2016 Linky  no stack  1Eperday  2/1

2/29  Vintage Journey Feb Ch - Industrial  UE  2/5 

3/1  Great Imp Stamps Feb Ch Let's Celebrate (Any Celebration)  3E(#2) 2/7
3/1  Stamping Sensations Feb Ch Anything Goes   3E(#3)  2/7

3/5  Sweet Stamps Feb Anything Goes Ch  UE  2/7


  1. Love what you did with the foil. Thanks for joining us at

  2. The foil looks so shiny and fun! I adore the layering you did! Thanks for joining us a Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  3. Oh I love all the shamrocks!! That foil looks amazing! Thanks for playing along with us at the DL.ART February Linky Challenge!

  4. Love the foil and paper choices!! Thank you for joining us for this week Hiding in My Craft Room Challenge - No reds or pinks!
    ~HIMCR DT Katie

  5. Great take on the sketch! Love the rainbows! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card with us at Stamping Sensations.


  6. A really elegant creation and striking colours Melissa.

    Many thanks for joining our February theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  7. Great card - love the use of the Perfect Pearls. I'm sure your friend will love it. Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey.

  8. This is fun.. Love the special effects and textures you created. Thanks for joining us at YNS!

  9. Your card is so beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  10. Great work with the sketch. I really like the effect with the foil. Thanks for sharing and playing along with our challenge at Your Next Stamp.

  11. Perfect papers with both shamrocks and rainbows. The embossing is impressive. Thanks for joining in the YNS Challenge!

  12. Great shine added to your card with the embossed foil sheet and the perfect pearls! Thanks for joining us in the AVJ Industrial challenge! Julia xx

  13. Fab card - the metallic embossing looks great!
    Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
    Helen x

  14. What a super card, loving the metal accent. Thanks for joining in the challenge at A Vintage Journey and good luck.
    Julie x

  15. This is lovely with a great choice of papers. Thank you for sharing your great inspiration at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper. Rebecca x

  16. Fab creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x