I found the glasses at the Dollar Tree with huge shamrocks on them. I immediately thought they’d be a perfect idea for a St Patrick’s Day card. I used a craft knife to remove the plastic glasses from the foam front. I didn’t want the shamrocks either, so cut the shamrocks off with Tim Holtz 5″ scissors link: https://tinyurl.com/r4rd7uz
Since the faux diamonds were on the shamrocks, I had to remove a few of them and using my hot glue gun, replaced the diamonds onto the glasses. My hot glue gun is a good one, made by Gorilla glue…I bought mine at Joanns using a coupon, so it was a little over $5. I found the lyrics to the song “I’m looking over a four leaf clover” online, and printed out the first line of the song using a variety of different fonts onto 90 lb cardstock in my computer printer. I cut the images down so they would fit on a 5 x 7″ card and then backed the sentiment with a green matte mirror cardstock from Crafter’s Companion (I bought on HSN.com) that I had scraps of in my stash. I also cut another piece of the same paper to 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ wide to adhere to the white card base from Recollections heavyweight white cardstock that you buy at Michaels. I find it to be the best cardstock to make card bases from, because it’s truly the weight you’d want when making a card base.
I used a white scrap of cardstock that I cut to 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ (I cut this down to this size later in the video) to stamp and use as my card front.
The inks I used were:
Stampin’ Up Garden Green ink (this ink is retired but available through ebay) Link: https://tinyurl.com/v9z2gwz
Gina K’s Christmas Pine
Distress Oxide ink in Lucky Clover
The peg stamps I used were:
Luck of the Irish set link: https://tinyurl.com/uxnhemk Stamp used from this set was Four Leaf Clover Veined, link: https://tinyurl.com/ry5g445
Shamrocks and Clover set link: https://tinyurl.com/um5lgwx Stamp used was Four Leaf Clover, Small, link: https://tinyurl.com/vmeqqzl
I stamped the larger Four Leaf Clover, Veined stamp in the Christmas Pine Gina K ink and then stamped in the Christmas Pine and Garden Green inks to get a different color and then used the small four leaf clover stamp in Lucky Clover and stamped between the other stamped images to create a pile of clover. I stamped with the Christmas Pine using the small four leaf clover, inside the glasses, once I’d laid them where I wanted them, to make them look like the eye in the glasses.
I hot glued the glasses down and then used the copper colored make up brushes (link: https://tinyurl.com/rg2uhv3 ) to blend the Lucky Clover Distress Oxide ink to turn the card green….I glued down the sentiment and stamped inside with Brutus Monroe’s Raven Black Ink “Happy St. Patrick’s Day” from a retired set from My Creative Times called “Leprechaun.” I used tear tape to adhere the green matte mirror layer to the card base, and then used hot glue to adhere the top layer. I wanted some dimension and hot glue will give that to you..Lindsay the frugal crafter uses hot glue for dimension, and makes it look easy, but I worried I’d burn myself doing it, and was super careful to avoid burning myself.. Since I got a thumbprint on the inside of the card in black ink, use a Tombow Sand Eraser link: https://tinyurl.com/rcgbxn5. Wait for the ink to dry and then use the eraser, gently over the spot, until most, or all of it, is gone.