Showing posts with label Good Luck. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Good Luck. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Luck of the Irish - A Wish for Everything The Spot Challenge #102 Good Luck

Well today is St. Patrick's Day and we thought it would be fun to share cards and projects that featured a Good Luck theme for this week's themed challenge over at The Spot.  So I went a little traditional with my card for today.  I kept with the Good Luck Theme but went very St. Patty's Day with it.  I used some scraps of green cardstock, the Wish for Everything Bundle, and a little heat embossing for my card today.  Here's a look at my card.

Here's a look at this weeks Challenge card that inspired my project.  Remember that you can click on the image below to play along with us this week and to check out all the great designs that the Design Team cam up with.

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I started out by cutting different shades of green cardstock all on a slight angle for my project.  I used Old Olive, Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz, Shaded Spruce, Granny Apple Green and Call Me Clover Cardstocks for my project, and just a touch of Basic Black to make all the greens pop.  I started out with my card base which was cut from a piece of Garden Green Cardstock (5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4) to make a top folding card.  Then I cut a piece of Basic Black Cardstock to mat all my little angle pieces of cardstock on to.  I glued each piece of cardstock with a little Multipurpose Liquid Glue alternating each one by color.  I found the liquid glue to be the best option for this because it allowed me to move any piece just a little closer together but still leave a little of the black showing between as needed.  

After I had all the green in place I cut off the excess cardstock hanging over the edge and then added it to a mat made slightly larger from some Basic Black Cardstock. I then attached this to my card base.  At this point I used the Word Wishes Dies and cut out Happy St. Patricks Day from some Basic Black Cardstock and attached it to the focal image of the card.  I then used some of the Old Olive Foil from the Nobel Peacock Foil Sheets and the smallest stitched heart from the Stitched Be Mine Dies and cut out four stitched hearts to make the four leaf clover.  I added it with a mix of liquid glue and dimensionals.  I added a call me clover enamel dot from the Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots to the center and around the card for a little more color and interest.  

I added a sub sentiment from the same stamp set that I heat embossed in gold on a strip of black cardstock that reads "May the luck of the Irish go double for you"  I thought that just added a perfect extra little touch for my card today.  And maybe it would bring whomever gets it a little more luck in their lives right now.  I hope that you are inspired to give this a try and that you will take a little time this week and play along with us over at The Spot your place for creativity.  If you need any of the supplies you have seen today you can pick them up in my online store 24/7 by clicking on the image or image in the shopping list below.  
Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

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Sunday, December 29, 2019

Lovely Lilly Pad - Sale-a-bration Sunday

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a card I made featuring the Lovely Lilly Pad stamp set, matching dies and a little bit of the matching designer series paper.  All of which are part of this years Sale-a-bration offerings.  This year Sale-a-bration starts on January 3, 2020 and there are a lot of great FREE items that you can earn starting right off the bat.  I wanted to take a little time today and showcase some of those items along with some items you can order to qualify for some freebies.  Here's a look at my card.

I picked my colors for my card from the Lilly Impressions Designer Series Paper: Impressionistic images in rich colors make the Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper an excellent choice for elegant backgrounds and accents on handmade cards and scrapbook pages. I used the following colors for my card; Lovely Lipstick, Gorgeous Grape, and Granny Apple Green as the main colors for my card.
Stamp beautiful water lilies, lily pads, and more with the Lovely Lily Pad Stamp Set. This stamp set is a Reversibles** set, so stamps are two sided with an image on each side of the stamp for more creative options. Earn this stamp set FREE with a qualifying purchase January 3–March 31, 2020, during our Sale-A-Bration promotion! Ask your demonstrator about other coordinating products you can also get FREE. **Patent Pending.  I cut the lilies and the detailed die cut with the matching Lily Pad Dies which allows you to create custom die-cut water lilies, lily pads, and other fun paper cut outs for card making and scrapbooking.
My sentiment came from the I Say Hello Stamp Set from the 2019 Annual Catalog.  I thought it was just the perfect little sentiment for my bright and cheery card.  I did mat the designer series paper in Very Vanilla cardstock which mixed with the Whisper White are actually a fun little mix on the card.  I embossed the Granny Apple Green cardstock with the Beads and Baubles Embossing Folder.  I thought that the use of this embossing folder and the lilies was a perfect match.

Size & Dimensions: 

  • Gorgeous Grape Cardstock:  5 1/2 x 8 1/2
  • Granny Apple Green Cardstock:  4 x 5 1/4
  • Whisper White Cardstock:  4 x 5 1/4 (inside) scrap for the lilies, pad, and sentiment 
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock: 3 1/4 x 4
  • Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper:  3" x 4"
  • Noble Peacock Foil:  scrap
Thanks for dropping by I hope that you have enjoyed this little sneak peek of some of the new Saleabration items that are coming very soon.  Remember that Saleabration items can only be earned with qualifying orders.  I will see you again soon  
Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 
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