Did you all eat corn beef and cabbage and look for leprechauns? Nor did I, however, I did have fun with leprechaun cards!
Last month at the Shoebox event, Jo Brooks was the hostess and we made two St. Patrick’s Day cards to which I added leprechauns to delight the hearts of the grandkids! The Whimsy stamp set “Lucky Leprechauns” had fun images to stamp which were even more fun to color! I just put a leprechaun over the greeting on Jo’s design- sounds like a trick a leprechaun might do -popping up just anywhere!
I added two more on the inside and stamped a couple leprechauns on a separate sheet to send in the envelope for the little ones to color.
The shamrocks and greeting are from the Stampin’ Up! ‘Lucky Clover’ stamp set. I just colored the back of the stamp to say ‘sending love’ instead of ‘sending luck and love’. Jo’s black and white plaid/dots and those bright green sequins were the perfect accents!
Jo’s second card was as beautifully designed as the first:
I just modified the inside with a leprechaun and the ‘Lucky Clover’ greeting! It was fun to have two different color schemes on the cards! Thank you, Jo, for a fun time and two great cards!
Having just purchased a Mini Minc Machine for foiling as well as a roll of bright green foil, I designed a few cards using the Whimsy “Lucky Leprechauns” stamp set and the Whimsy Toner Card Fronts – 8 to a pack, 2 each of 4 designs.
The toner fronts from Whimsy are a full A2 card size so I had to cut off a strip to have a border on front so I used that strip on the inside of one of the cards. ‘Sending Love’ is from Stampin’ Up!’s Lucky Clover set, the ‘Lucky to have U’ and the ‘happy St. Patrick’s Day’ are from Whimsy’s Lucky Leprechauns. The front leprechaun is on a craft spring for extra fun!
Cute! But you could have just put a green hat on me!
Hmmmm…… let me think about that.
I tried to catch the beautiful foiling on this next card front:
It is a white card toner front from Whimsy on a gold foil layer on a black base.
Just looks stamped with garden green to me.
I know; maybe that is why foiling is not promoted very highly by some. Trust me, it is beautiful in real life. I used an oval to cut out the ‘Happy St. Patrick’s Day’ on the second card front from Whimsy so I could use it next year and yet have a matching border for the inside of this card.
The greeting is from Stampin’ Up!’s ‘Pansy Patch‘ stamp set.
You should name your leprechauns!
Let’s see, the bowler hat, the top hat and the beanie hat? How about O’Pat, O’Reilly and O’Gill?
Which hat do you like best?
I used Copic Alcohol Markers for the coloring:
- YG17 – Hats and Jackets
- YG13 – Shamrocks
- Y35 – Gold (I don’t recommend the gold Wink Of Stella- it was too dark, but the clear Wink of Stella worked well.)
- YR00 – Face
- E13, E15 – Shoes and Hat Band
- YR 18 – Beard
- C9, C7 – Pot
I am new to Copics but I found that I could use one marker for different shades just by adding additional layers.
Will you ever be ahead of the celebration instead of behind?
It is fun to ‘scrapbook’ what I have done here on the blog. Hopefully others enjoy looking back and smiled seeing these cute little characters!
Happy Spring everyone!
SAL, Sharing A Laugh