Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Do you see Green?

Yes, I am seeing green. I think I pulled out every piece of green paper to find just the right shades to make this card. 
Only a few weeks to St. Patrick's day and thought I should make a few "lucky" cards. 

I found this digital image over at Digital Delights. It was actually a freebie last week in the black and white version. I downloaded it, printed it and start to color. Well, I decided, I did not have the all the right marker colors to make it look good. Rather it looked like a first grader had done it. 
 
So I went back to Digital Delights because they usually have a pre-colored version for sale. Sure enough and only $2! It was well worth it. In a matter of a couple minutes  I had downloaded the colored image and printed it. 

I saw a tip on someone's blog- I am so sorry I cannot remember who, but they used their finger to dob on some versa mark ink and then lightly dusted with embossing powder to kinda give the edges some sparkle. I am not sure I totally like this yet but it is growing on me. You can see I did a second card without it.
For a 3D effect, I printed the image a second time and trimmed out key parts like the hat, shows and shamrock. I attached these over the first image with pop-dots.

I will be linking this over at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge 
and Celebrate the Occasion 

Here's how I did it...
Basic A2 card size with Green card stock
Pattern paper is Reminisce
Digital image printed on cream card stock
Chalk for edges and gold embossing powder. 
Sentiment inside card "Kiss Me I'm Irish" from Scrappy Moms Simply Charmed Stamp set

28 comments:

papertrails leaver said...

Cute cute cute! I am so with ya on the coloring. Shading challenges me! Thanks for joining us at Penny's for green challenge! :-) Amy

Karin said...

Thank you for visiting my blog, Your card is lovely.

Adrian said...

Wow, great job! Thanks for playing with CTO!

Melissa said...

Please forgive me if you got this post twice, for some reason it seemed as if it didn't take the first time! You did a fantastic job on your card and the technique is great too, thanks so much for Celebrating the Occasion with us!

Nicole said...

Love your card! Awesome job! thanks for playing along with us at CTO!

Dilsaver Designs said...

What a cute little digi, wonderful job on the challenge!! Thanks for joining us this week at CTO :)

Lisa said...

Awww! He's such a cute little guy! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CTO! :o)

Lisa
prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com

Courtney said...

Adorable Barb!!! I love this! Thanks for playing along with us at Penny's for our "Green" Challenge. Good Luck!

Courtney~

Manuela said...

Hi.
What a cute card. I love the little leprechaun.
Thank you for joining us at Penny's Challenges.
Manuela

Mary said...

I love that Leprechan, very cute card! Thanks for playing along at CTO

Paper Panther and Rayna said...

Darling card!! He looks hard to color, I thought it was smart that you didn't let that stop you- awesome job!
-Paper Panther CTO DT
purplepeepstechniques.blogspot.com

Danielle Lee said...

What a precious card! You are very talented. I am awarding you the Stylish Blogger Award. Check it out here:

http://letscrafttogether.blogspot.com/

Thanks for sharing!

cricutalltime said...

love your image.the layers look great.thanks for playing along with us at cto.

Linda said...

BOTH cards are so, so cute!! Thanks for sharing & joining us at CTO!!
Linda
www.fancyframework.com

Ive_Boricua_Girl said...

Great card.. super cute.. great job with the challenge...

Maybe the tip is from Made By Momo... she did it on one of her videos recently ..

Thanks for playing with us CTO...

Ivette

Kristen said...

Great JOB. Thanks for joining CTO.

girlia said...

Great card. Thanks for joining in this week at CTO

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is such a cute image and I totally understand you going for the precolored image. Thanks so much for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge. We hope to see you again next challenge!

DIANA L. said...

Your card is so cute love the coloring you did, it is just adorable
Thanks for join us in the challenge-
CTO DT member
http://www.dianamlarson.blogspot.com/

GiGi said...

That is so cute! I love that little guy! Thanks for playing at CTO!

Amber said...

Your card is adorable!! I love the cute image and nice job on all the layers!! The sparkles around the edges gives it a nice touch! Thanks for Celebrating the Occasion with us!

Melanie said...

That's a really cute card!

Maquel said...

Oh Barb!! I absolutely LOVE this guy!! Great job with technique! Thanks for celebrating with us this week at CTO!!

Maquel
http://papermaineiac.blogspot.com

Paper Panther and Rayna said...

Really cute image, the card turned out great! Thanks for playing along with us at CTO!

♥ Rayna
http://purplepeepstechniques.blogspot.com/

Amy said...

OH, what an adorable card!! I love that you printed a second image to make some of the elements really POP!! Great job!! Thanks so much for joining us at CTO this week!!

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Beautiful card! Love how you added layers!

Thanks for joining in the fun at CTO!

Kimberly

Laverne said...

WOW awesome card...it looks so realistic! Thanks for Celebrating The Occasion with us!

Courtney said...

Barb...I just wanted to pop over and congratulate you on your win over at Penny's. Please email for the details.

Courtney~