Whimsy Stamps ~ Happy St Patrick's Day!

Hey crafty friends, I know I've created a few 'luck themed' and 'St Patrick's Day inspired' creations lately, but I have one more I want to share with you today. I wanted to create something with a rainbow and pot of gold and this was what I came up with.


I had the idea to make the rainbow part of the card, rather than layered over it. So I diecut the rainbow into the cardstock and pulled away the loose pieces. Then I took a card panel and added double sided adhesive all over it and added it to the back of the card front. This left a sticky area where the rainbow had been cut away. So I diecut the rainbow in bright rainbow hues and set about piecing them back in place over the double sided tape.

I covered the rainbow with the die I'd used to cut it and then sprayed some iridescent sprays over the card base, giving it a lovely sparkly sheen when the right light catches it. I washed the die well afterwards, but this was a quick and easy fix to having to 'mask' off the rainbow. It doesn't show well in the stills, but it's so shimmery and sparkly in the right light. I also sprayed the little strip of green cardstock that I diecut the grass edge from, with a couple of green mica sprays for a bit of sparkle and interest.

I added a little pot and filled it with gold coins. I cut these from a really pretty gold iridescent cardstock. I've had it in my stash a long time, so I'm not sure where it's from now. It hails from my London days. I picked it up at the Ally Pally Craft Fair back in the day as a bulk lot of mixed specialty papers. It's super shiny and so pretty.

I used a standard size single hole punch to cut out the tiny coins. It was the perfect size for this project and very quick to punch out the pile I needed to fill the pot. I added a little shamrock to the front of the pot, which comes from the same Whimsy die set as the cute pot. I finished off the scene with a sentiment from one of my favourite St Patrick's Day themed stamp sets and gold heat embossed it. It's generic enough to be used as a good luck card, or moving house card or as a traditional St Patrick's Day card too.

Wishing you a very happy St Patrick's Day whether you celebrate or not, it's fun to remember these celebrations. May your day be touched by a bit of Irish Luck, brightened by a song in your heart and warmed by the smiles of the people you love. See you again soon. Hugs, Wends xoxo

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Chris said…
Wow Wends! This looks amazing- love the way you've incorporated the rainbow into the body of the card- very clever!
Dawn T said…
Stunning Wendy. Just love the rainbow and those cute coins. Superb.
Pat said…
Fabulous card Wends, love that gorgeous rainbow asnd your cute pot of coins.

Pat xx
Sarah said…
What a fabulous card and I LOVE the sentiment. This card is pure Finians Rainbow!! xx
Fikreta said…
Its wonderful card!

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