Thursday, March 16, 2017

Sending some green your way

I decided to make and send some St. Patrick's Day cards to friends and family. I have a wee little bit of Irish in my but enough to make me want to celebrate each year. Tomorrow we'll be doing the traditional corned beef brisket with cabbage and potatoes dinner but today I'll share my cards with you.

First off, I used colored pencils to color all my images on these these four cards.

These first two cards use digital stamps from Dear Dolls Digi Stamps. The owner and artist is a lady with a big heart who draws these digital stamps and even digitally colors them and then posts them for free on her site. I love her work and she is probably my favorite digital stamp maker.

Here is where you can download the digital stamp of Four Leaf Clover Found.
I used one of my metal dies to get the stamp frame which I then green inked. The background if some St. Patrick's day printed paper from a company that is no longer in business. I added some of my Wink of Stella glitter pen to the clovers but you can't really see them in the picture.

I stamped some little clovers under the picture and here is a close up.

Here is where you can download the Lucky Boy digital stamp.

The background is an oversize three leaf clover that I cut out using my Cricut cutter. I then embossed the clover and cut it to fit on the card. The frame for the digital stamp is made using one of my metal dies in my embossing machine. Wink of Stella glitter pen has been added to gold in the pot and the clovers but I couldn't get a good picture of it so you'll have to take my word for it.

This next image is just a digital coloring page I found that I liked. Sometimes I find the cutest and FREE digital pictures when I search for coloring pages.

I used a metal plate to emboss the design on the dark green background and then I used gold Angel Mist to give the background a gold shimmer. The frame again is one of my metal dies.

The edges were inked in green and Wink of Stella was added to the clovers to give them some glitter appeal.

Finally, I saw a card a friend made and fell in live with the stamp she used on it. It had a mouse and cat. I don't have the stamp so I thought I would try to make a digital St. Patrick's Day mouse for a card. I free handed the mouse and he looked pretty good to me but when I redid it in Inkscape, I made the face too long and he turned into a St. Patrick's day RAT! I kept him the way he is because I like rats and feel it's very original.

* My daughter thinks he's creepy looking but she's not a rat person like I am.

Here is the drawing.

Here is my card.

This card is done the same as the above card except I used a different metal die for the dark green background.

 I have entered these cards in these current challenges:

Unicorn Challenge Blog #19 Go Green

Simon Says: Bit O' Green Challenge

Die Cut Diva's monthly challenge: For the Love of Animals/Pets (I added my rat card.)

Crafty Freinds Challenge 53 For a Child (All cards could be used for a child.)

Cards und More Challenge Blog: kids/children  (All cards could be used for a child.)

Through the Craftroom Door Anything Goes Challenge Blog

Shopping Our Stash #294 - Luck O' the Irish

Digi Chooseday Carft Challenge - Anything Goes

Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog #124 - Anything Goes

Crafting from the Heart Challenge #150 - Anything Goes

The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #79 - g is for green with envy


  1. gorgeous collection, thank you for sharing with us at Digi Chooseday. Crafty Hugs Julia xx

  2. What a great assortment of St. Patrick's Day cards! Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  3. Great assortment of cards - I'm giggling at the thought of a St Patrick's Day rat! Thanks for sharing at SOSS

  4. Great cards!
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday! Jane S (DT) xxx

  5. Great cards my dear friend!!!!! I love Dearie Dolls also but keep forgetting to use her images. I, too, like to look for the free digi stamps on Pinterest!!! I love all the embossing and die cuts that you used!!!!!
    Much love, hugs, and friendship as always!

  6. What a lovely card!!!
    Thank you for joining Crafty Friends
    DT Laura

  7. A great collection of cards for children. Lovely.
    Thanks for joining us at Cards and More Good luck! Michelle (DT)

  8. Super cute cards! Thanks for getting Green With Envy with the SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS!!

  9. cute bunch of cards. thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD and good luck, Theresa DT xx

  10. Gorgeous selection of cards Lorby! They are all super cute.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  11. OMG, That rat is so darn cute! So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  12. Hello…. You have made a beautiful card…. Thanks for entering it into our ‘For a Child’ challenge. Good luck in the draw and we would love you to join us again for our next challenge.
    [Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  13. Fabulous cards
    Thank you for sharing with us at Digi Choosday and best of luck with your entry

  14. Beautiful cards! Thanks for joining us at Unicorn, Claire DTx

  15. Thank you so much for joining at Die Cut Divas March challenge with your super creation - hope to see you again soon x


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