I folded an 8.5x11" Papertrey Ink shamrock green cardstock in half for my card base. It's one of my favorite brands, because it's a good, quality, sturdy 100-110lb cover cardstcok. Great for a base. Next I selected this lovely Irish looking plaid patterned paper, trimmed ¼” smaller than our base and adhered to the card base. And trimmed off the top of the cardstock. As I've been making larger cards lately. While A2 sized cards seem too small lately and an A7 card seem too big. This card is in between at about 6x5 3/4," which is just a smidge smaller than a perfect square.
My color palette was inspired by those suckers I remember from my childhood and a wee bit of Irish influence. I use WPS Free Office document program to copy and paste Polka Dot Orchard digital images, to layer, move images around, and allows you to resize them. For today's project I resized the suckers, copied, and pasted that image three times. And arranged them to form a 4-leaf clover. Once I had the images where I wanted them, I grouped them as one piece, saved, and renamed, as a “new” document in the same file as my original stamp set, for future use.
Added some clear glitter pen sparkle to the ‘pop’ letters on the center suckers. Added some coordinating buttons, and some festive bakers twine. And there you have a wee bit o' luck on this Irish beauty ready for it’s snail mail journey.
Here's a closer look...with a wee bit o' sparkle too!
I used this Polka Dot Orchard Digital Stamp Set today:
May the 'Luck o' the Irish' be with you
this Friday 13th and all month long.
Happy (almost) St. Patrick's Day! ~Kim
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