Tuesday, February 16, 2010

i {heart} papers Design Team Challenge

I always have so much fun with the i{heart}papers Design Team challenges that we have each month.  Our DT Coordinator, Deb Felts, keeps them fresh and fun, and always challenging us.  Today’s challenge involved using Green Day Glitter Stripes paper

While I love all the love and heart images that surround Valentine’s Day, I’m so ready to move on to St. Patrick’s Day.  Since I possess a good deal of Irish heritage (so I’m told), St. Patrick’s Day is always a fun day for me to celebrate, even if it’s only wearing green on March 17th.  Do you celebrate “the wearing of the green”?  If you do, I’d love to hear some of the ways that you make the day special, either for yourself, or your family.


 My project begins with a white cardbase and a frame of chipboard that I created using the Top Note Sizzix die.  I also use the same die to cut the opening in the patterned paper.  Beneath the chipboard frame I used scraps of darker green to outline the frame before adhering it with pop dots to a piece of white cardstock.  That is where I placed my sentiment from the Irish Blessing set from Waltzingmouse Stamps, stamped with Versamark and then embossed with gold embossing powder.


My embellishments consist of a variety of ribbons from i{heart}papers, a chipboard shamrock covered in chunky flitter and a glazed brad to adorn the glitter ribbon attached.

I’m really excited to see what the other DT members did with their papers.  We weren’t required to make a St. Patrick’s Day card, so it will be fun to see if some of the girls actually made a “non” Irish card with this fun paper.  I love all the sparklie goodness it has…you know me – I’m all about the bling! =)

You can check out the rest of the DT’s creations by clicking on the links below.  Have fun, and my thanks for stopping in today.

Deb Felts

Kendra Wietstock

Kate Baldwin

Lori Tecler

Megan Locklear

Gretchen Belknap

Carolyn Mustopa

Cathleen Torina

Tracy Schultz



Stamps: Irish Blessings (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Papers: Green Day Glitter Stripes (i{heart}papers) Garden Green, Pure Luxury White
Inks: Versamark
Accessories: Shamrock Die and Top Note Bigz Die (Sizzix), Chunky Glitter, Gold Embossing Powder, Small Oval Nestabilities, Small Scallop Nestabilities, Origins Glazed Brads (Basic Grey), White Glimmer Ribbon, Lime Glimmer RibbonGreen Satin Edged Organza Ribbon, Chipboard


Carolyn Mustopa said...

Holy cow, this is gorgeous! You rocked, this, Lynn!

Crystal said...

Lynn BEAUTIFUL WOW!!!1 I LOVE LOVE that shamrock!!!!

Deb said...

Yep, you knocked my socks off again GF! LOVE that shamrock...so glad to see a close up of that pretty thing here on your blog! This is Gorgeous!

Kim Burmeister said...

Very cute, Lynn! Wow! St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner. This year is flying by just like last year.

i {heart} papers said...

You? Irish? Nah...I don't believe it! :)

This is adorable! I love the brad and all the little details. Beautiful!

Gretchen said...

Awesome Lynn!! That frame is sooo cool (I put that little tidbit in my archives for further reference!) and I love how you twisted your ribbon!! Fabulous card! I am just the teeniest Irish (and my kids even less obviously) so we just give each other a little pinch on St Patty's Day!

Cathleen said...

Oooooo! This is fabulous, Love the sentiment and love the shamrock!

Kendra said...

WOW! TOTALLY A WOW CARD! This is gorgeous Lynn!

Megan said...

Glittery shamrock--darling!

anya said...

Lynn, this is beautiful! I love the frame and the blinged-up shamrock!

Patti J said...

I learn something new from you every day! Your card is so much fun - love the sparkles on the paper, the ribbons, and the bling that you've added, and that chipboard is fabulous!!! As always, you've left me smiling! Great job, Lynn!

whoistracy said...

This is gorgeous! Love that big glittery shamrock. Just an FYI (and no big deal!) you missed the C in my last name. ;o)

Lori said...

This is beautiful, Lynn! The paper is the perfect backdrop for the sentiment. And, that shimmery shamrock is fabulous!