Monday, March 11, 2013

Happy St. Paddy's Day

Not that I'm much of a St. Patrick's Day celebrator; I'll probably have a glass of wine instead of green beer, but I thought it would still be fun to make a cute green tag in honour of the day!

I cut my tag from the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge. The funny thing is I searched for St. Patrick's Day images but couldn't find anything within the cartridges I owned on my Gypsy. I was going to cut a butterfly tag and make something from that when I spied the clover!

I used Dylusions spray inks to mist Kraft cardstock, which I had cut two tags from, one with the clover cut out and one plain. I misted the top tag over the back first, using the clover as a mask to make the shape, which I outlined with white gel pen. Then I placed the cut out image over the sprayed clover and misted again to colour the rest of the tag back. On the other side of the back tag I used Distress inks to colour in the part of the tag that would show through the clover cut on the front. I misted with gold spray and glued the two tags together. I stamped the sentiment and butterflies with a Close To My Heart stamp set, Pair-a-Phrase. I gave everything a light spritz with the gold spray and coloured in the butterflies with coloured pencils, then added a few Stickle accents and some green gingham ribbon and cream yarn.

I hope you all have a fun week with lots of luck!

I used Stickles to outline the cut out clover

I used the cutouts from two butterfly tags I die cut as well and popped them up with foam tape after using some Distress Inks to colour them in. This lucky sentiment from CTMH was perfect!

Tag back with misted and outlined clover
Challenges entered:
Simon Says Stamps - A bit o' green
Fantabulous Cricut - Luck o' the Irish


  1. Love all the inking and distressing on your tag. Thanks for playing along this week at FCCB. Kim Ogden

  2. What a great tag, I really like the bright colors you incorporated!! Thanks for joining us at FCCB!!!

  3. Cute tag - thank you for joining us at H2H this week.

    Shirley - DT

  4. Pretty tag! I like the bright springtime colors and that sentiment is perfect. Thanks for joining us at FCCB!

  5. Great tag, love the colors! Thanks for playing with us at H2H!

  6. Very pretty! So glad you could join us at FCCB!