Meant To Be Lucky Day Shamrock
B right, cheery good luck card perfect for St. Patrick's Day or to wish some one good luck using Stampin' Up! products.
Cut cardstock and designer paper pieces to the following sizes using a Paper Trimmer:
- card from Call Me Clover Cardstock at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and scored at 4-1/4"
- 4" x 5-1/4" from Whisper White Cardstock
- 2-1/2" x 4" of rows of silver flowers on white background design from Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper
- 3/4" x 1-1/2" from Call Me Clover Cardstock
- 1-1/2" x 6-1/4" from Whisper White Cardstock
Place the piece of Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper on some Grid Paper to protect your work surface.
Rub a Sponge Dauber across the open Crushed Curry Ink Pad to get it inky. Then, rub it onto the designer paper in small circular motions. Start in the centers of the flowers and work out so the darker color is in the centers of the flowers. Repeat until you've covered the entire piece of designer paper to your satisfaction. Get more ink on the Sponge Dauber as needed. Wipe off excess ink using a clean tissue or paper towel. Set aside to allow to dry completely.
Tip: Be careful while working on this designer paper, it is thin and will bend and fold easily.
Tip: I just clean my Sponge Daubers when I'm done using them by running them under water until no more color is coming off. Then, I let them air dry. They may be stained, but they are clean enough to use with any color of ink in the future.
Mount the small, striped heart from the Meant To Be Set on Block A. Ink it up with the Call Me Clover Ink Pad. Stamp it four times across the long strip of white cardstock. Remember to re-ink the stamp each time and leave room between each image so they can be cut out with the die in the next step.
Pick out the small, open, scallop-edged and stitched heart die that cuts out a heart that is 1" wide from the Stitched Be Mine Dies. Place the heart die on top of one of the stamped heart images on a platform on your cutting and embossing tool so the heart is centered. Run through the tool. Repeat with the other 3 stamped heart images.
Pick out one of the bunches of grass dies from the Ladybugs Dies. Put it on top of the small Call Me Clover rectangle on a platform on your cutting and embossing tool. Run through the tool.
WITHOUT ADHERING, lay the altered designer paper piece on the left side of the large white rectangle and place the bunch of grass in the lower right corner and arrange the four heart cut outs to make a four-leaf clover near the center of the right side of the large white rectangle.
Mount the "Have A Lucky Day" sentiment from the Itty Bitty Greetings Set on Block A. Ink it up with the Crushed Curry Ink Pad. Stamp it to the left of the grass bunch so it is centered between the grass bunch and the bottom of one of the hearts in the four-leaf clover. Make sure you leave room to add the ribbon in a later step.
Use the fine tip of the Call Me Clover Marker to hand draw a stem for the clover from the center of the clover to the center of the grass bunch.
When happy with the placement of the stamped sentiment and hand drawn stem, adhere everything in place one at a time. The lower edges of the heart cut outs should overlap just a bit to form the four-leaf clover.
Use Paper Snips to trim off excess cardstock from the bottom of the bunch of grass if needed.
Cut a 4-1/2" piece of Crushed Curry 3/8" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon.
Lay the ribbon across the rectangle so it covers the seam between the stamped white layer and the designer paper. Secure the ribbon in place on the back with strips of Tear & Tape Adhesive.
Remove the protective backings from the Tear & Tape pieces and add SNAIL to the back of the white rectangle. Adhere the rectangle to the front of the Call Me Clover card.
Cut a 4" piece of Crushed Curry 3/8" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon.
Slide one end of the ribbon under the ribbon already on the card so it is near the top of the card. Tie in place with a half knot. Trim the ends into notches by folding the ends of the ribbon together and cutting down at a sharp angle towards the fold.
Use the mini spatula on the Take Your Pick to carefully peel up a round Daffodil Delight sequin from a sheet of Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins making sure that you get the adhesive backing as well. Adhere it to the center of the four-leaf clover.