Rebecca Walton from Rubber Stamp Tapestry (the Peg Stamp people) and I decided this fun card would be perfect for St. Patrick’s Day and I hope you’ll go to Rebecca’s channel, https://www.youtube.com/user/RubberStampTapestry and watch her version of this style of card as well. Here’s a link to her video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFy-NCLfpBQ I watched a video by Mixed Up Craft making this type of card, and here’s a link to it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWY-lF1Ua0I I love Sam from Mixed Up Craft and recommend her channel highly.
To make this card, I started by printing out the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, and here’s the link to it. http://clipart-library.com/clipart/di4ooXBbT.htm I printed the image out on my computer printer on a full sheet of 90 lb cardstock then trimmed the cardstock to 4 3/4″ X 6 3/4″ and took Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink and a makeup brush from Aliexpress link: https://tinyurl.com/qo49py5 and using the brush lightly, colored the entire card front with the exception of the rainbow and the pot of gold. I used a sentiment from an old discontinued stamp set from My Creative Times called Leprechaun. I stamped the sentiment in raven black ink from Brutus Monroe and then used clear embossing powder and heat set the sentiment. I wiped the black sentiment with a rag after coloring the blue background, to make sure the black sentiment was nice and bold.
I took my Arteza Everblend Alcohol Markers and colored the pot in black and a couple of grey colors…I left the center of the pot lighter so it appears more rounded, then colored the gold coins with a gold gel pen and printed the pot out three times and cut the coins off of the pots and cut portions of the coins after coloring them gold with a gel pen, and then using foam tape behind the coins so the coins looks like they are layered. I colored the rainbow with a few different colors of alcohol markers.
I stamped all around the front of the card with a clover from the Peg Stamp set called Shamrocks and Clover in Gina K’s Christmas Pine ink.
I took foam tear tape and laid it on back of three sides of the card front, leaving the right side without any foam from the center to about an inch from the top. You’ll want to layer the foam tape so there are two layers of foam tape all around the card (except where I mentioned above) as well as a line in the center of the card under the pot of gold, so the card front stays raised and doesn’t implode because it lacks backing.
You’ll need two pieces of white cardstock that are 4 3/4″ long by 3/4″ high and glue them together so they are super sturdy. Using a Glue Dot, glue a magnet to one end of the strip you just created. I used MayMay’s set of stamps called “Action” link: https://tinyurl.com/tbe2nwf and used the stamp that said “slide” and I stamped it on the other end of the strip with Gina K’s Black Amalgam Ink. It should be stamped on the same side as the magnet is laying on (but the other end of the strip) I rounded the corners of the strip with my Kadomaru Pro corner rounder from Amazon, link: https://tinyurl.com/wqu7yvv
I took a coin button and Rich cut the loop off the back of it and added a Glue Dot to the back and added the other part of the magnet to the Glue Dot . I layered the card front to a 5 x 7″ white card base with a 4 7/8 x 6 7/8″ green mirror cardstock glued to the card base. I took the strip of doubled cardstock and inserted it into the opening on the right side of the card and slid it all the way to the left side of the card, and laid the coin with the magnet attached to it on top of the card, making sure it attached to the magnet underneath…then when you pull the tab that says “slide,” the coin will move wherever you want it to go. I had a second coin and glued it to the front of the pot of gold. Inside the card, I stamped “Happy St. Patrick’s Day” from the same stamp set I used for the front of the card, and stamped a few of the clover inside as well.