Thursday, March 17, 2011

when does St Patrick's Day


When does St Patrick's Day last all week?
When it involves a certain MOUSE!
The generosity of the Head mousetress presented  the digital world with this...
AND it's FREE...just head right on over to the WMS blog, you can check it out and you can download it for free from the WMS Shop. It's just one click away and two clicks to make it your own!
I love last years image and wanted to use it and some older stamp sets and this new digital image...
SO I DID!!!!
First thing that I did was open Word to get the two digitals to print.
I enlarged the Shamrock bouquet as large as possible on one sheet, and  three of the 
newest digital in Claire's repertoire in three different sizes to match my Nesties.
The shamrocks behind the vellum are from the bouquet...Can You tell? 
I stamped some Vintage Photo with the French Script bg stamp from SU.
Then I sponged, sewed, distressed, etc to get to this point.....
The St Patrick's Day label is in three layers and popped up with the middle frame being the highest.
I distressed the SU crochet trim with Shabby Shutters and Vintage Photo.

Then I made a card using the latest Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge.
I have been making SPD cards since Saturday!!
(ED NOTE: This card was posted previously due to time constraints)
since this post will go live on St Patrick's Day it's safe to show some of the cards
that went out in the mail to buddies o' mine!!!!

The above cards were fast and simple since I had a few to make....some of them jumped into the envelopes before I could take the photos, but they were similar to these three!
Thanks for coming by!


25 comments:

Antje said...

I like how you did the digital image in different sizes and layers - great idea!

Julia Aston said...

Lovely projects here today Joanne! you really went all out in creating for St. Paddy's Day!!

FrancineB said...

Wonderful projects. It's amazing the different looks you achieved with the same image.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day Joanne! What a fabulous set of cards! You really did an amazing job showcasing Claire's beautiful digi image! Thanks so much for playing along with the WMSC too :)

Crafty Math Chick said...

These are all so lovely! I love what you did with the script background in the first card and all the layers of the second one. Thanks for following my blog. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Debgem said...

Such a wonderful selection of cards - showing off Claire's design beautifully!

Bumblebee said...

Great use of the digital images, I'm amazed with what you've come up with! Its fantastic!

Niki Estes said...

Great cards! I love the text print frames on the first one!

Cyndie said...

What a lovely group of cards! I hope you have the Nesties die, otherwise that is sure a bunch of incredible cutting!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Wowser, Joanne, you're on fire!!! Beautifully done, my friend! I especially love the layering.

Hugs,
Lisa

rudlis said...

Absolutely stunning!!Happy St. Patrick's Day.

cbuswell said...

Great cards, very creative, Happy St.Patrick's Day!

LaurieJ said...

How tremendously creative! Especially the first card with the "blown up" shamrock background. Love it!

Carly said...

What lovely detail! Beautifully done!

Cassie_lu said...

amazing cards, but I really LOVE how you framed the image on the first one. It gives it such a unique look

Trish said...

Wow, you have been busy! Lovely cards!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Beautiful Joanne...both creations are outstanding with the dimension and stunning design elements. Well done on both counts. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Pauline said...

Joanne you have surpassed yourself with these very beautiful cards! I love the frame layering on the first one, and the wonderful stamping, just beautiful.

Dana Gustafson said...

Wow! You really made the digis from Claire look fabulous onyour cards. Great trick enlarging the bouaquet like you did!

jen said...

How creative to enlarge the shamrocks! the layered image looks amazing- as does the sketch one!! :)

Kelly S. said...

Oh the layers that you achieved are so stunning! I love all of the stamping tucked behind the vellum, makes for an amazing background! Fab waltz card, Joanne!

Claire Brennan said...

Mwah!!! there you go Joanne!! a big Irish smooch!!! your cards are awesome!! i love that you used the shamrock digi as a bg pattern!! you always have a unique take on things!! Thank you so much for waltzing along with us!

Sue W said...

Fabulous cards Joanne! Love all the layers on your first! Hope you had a wonderful St Patricks Day!

Karen B. said...

Oh goodness, these are both lovely cards! I can't believe the extraordinary distressing on your first, wow!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow- I love all of the St Pat's cards you have created- such a great image too! Thanks so much- I have rec'd my envelope and it is so appreciated! I love the image and great card design- and the nice sentiment inside! {HUGS}

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