Sunday, March 8, 2015

Pilin' on the Green

This week at the Pile It On Challenge our theme is Green. Whether you're dreaming of spring, saying good-bye to summer, or feeling a bit Irish, make sure you add plenty of green to your project. We're sponsored by Meljen's Designs, so I used her whimsical Shamrock Bouquet.

The lattice banner was made by folding the pre-glittered cardstock in half & cutting it with a die by QuicKutz. I poked the decorative holes out of one side only, and added some scrap ribbon & yarn. The bottom piece is the negative from the lattice die-cut, with a touch of lime green Liquid Pearls.

I made the sentiment with Snidely (you may remember this sentiment from my Friday the 13th Valentine) and printed it in a dark green on a light green paper. I printed the Shamrock Bouquet onto a bright green paper and colored it with Copic markerss. I used foam tape to pop up a section of the image. I cut each piece with a Spellbinders/Nestabilities die and used that same die as a stencil for the matching matte. The mattes are cut with the same paper as its top piece, but inked with key lime VersaMagic chalk ink and edged with a green Copic. The tops are also popped up with foam tape.

The backing piece is a Core'Dinations cardstock that I sanded a bit to reveal the lighter-green core. It was difficult to leave so much open space, but I felt that the design was stronger without more embellishment. The card base is a green cardstock, so I added a white message section inside.

Mojo Monday #387
Artistic Inspirations: Anything Goes with a Twist of Green
Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas: Green
Creative Card Crew #82: Green
Creative Moments #63: Anything Goes/Spring Green
Cuttlebug Mania: Monochromatic Green + Dies
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations: Let's see some Green
Mojo Monday: Sketch #387 (2nd entry)
QKR Stampede: Green
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: "Just a hint of Clover"

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  1. Fabulous card! Very clever use of dies, lovely design and image. Thanks for joining us at creative Moments.

  2. This is lovely! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

  3. Cute and very green :0) Love the saying, that's how I feel about my husband! Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Card Crew.

  4. GOrgeous! I LOve your design and these pretty dies. Thank you soooo much for joining us this week at QKR Stampede.

  5. Loving all your latest creations CG!
    Had a good old snoop around your blog!
    Dawn xx

  6. LOVE the image and the dies are WONDERFUL! Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede Challenge "Bring on the Green"!

    Brenda DT

  7. Lovely card in green, perfectly springtime! Regards Ela

  8. Beautiful card. I love the die cuts. Thanks for joining us this week or our Green Challenge at QKR Stampede. Karal DT

  9. Great Good Luch card, love how you've used the waste from the die cut

    Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

  10. I adore this card! You put so many little details and a whole lot of love in this card. Thanks for sharing it with us over at Craftin' Desert Divas.

    DT Lisa

  11. How fabulous! I love the clover. Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Craftin Desert Divas Green Linky Party. Hope to see you again soon :)

    michelle (Craftin Desert Divas DT)
    Purple Monkey Moments


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