This card was a custom request, my first one! It is for someone whose husband's birthday is on St. Patrick's Day and she wanted a combo birthday/St. Pat's card with leprechauns. Oh, and the card is for a guy so no ribbons or flowers or other floofy stuff. I have no leprechaun stamps so this is my first foray into digistamp purchase and use.
The digistamp is from The Cat's Pajamas. I think I will be doing more digitals in the future.
I printed out the leprechaun and used my high-tech circle cutters (AKA lids of assorted plastic containers) to cut it out along with a slightly larger circle to mat the image. I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils and made my first attempt at using Gamsol as a blending tool. I really loved how it turned out and enjoy the process of coloring immensely. I see more of that in my future too.
Finally I layered the image onto a light brown woody looking background paper that was layered onto the card itself. I distressed the edges a bit with some dark brown ink. I added the shamrock buttons (unknown source) and stamped the sentiment (Stampendous). I had printed out an Irish blessing for the inside of the card and added one more shamrock button there as well. Finally, thinking it needed just a little something more, I used green glitter glue to cover the shamrock on the leprechaun's hat. I am pleased with the end result and hope the purchaser and recipient are too.
Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 GMT Views: 734