Monday, March 12, 2012

St. Paddy's Cards!

I had a custom order for a couple of cards and while I  had my sketch book out I decided to sketch some cards of my own. the 3 cards you see here are for sale! Since St. Paddy's day is too close, if you would like to purchase these I can send them to a recipient of your choice, with a personal note from you inside, as a surprise gift. :) See prices at end of this post.

First up is a Card #1: Lucky Shamrock!

So, for this card I used the following stamp:
That is the Inkadinkado Clover, stamp #99041. I did a masking technique to get just the outline and the shadow of the petals. I stamped the stamp on regular paper and then cut it out a tad smaller than the actual stamp and used a glue dot to adhere the paper to the stamp. I just used a small piece of tape to cover the rest of the stem so it would only stamp half. I inked it up generously, peeled the mask off and then stamped it. thankfully, I only had to do it ONE time to get the result I wanted!! I was super excited about that. Here are the rest of the pics and the card detail...

I love how the inside of the card came together! I don't think a card is complete until that is done! LOL I used the small clover from the SU! so happy for you set, and the happy st. paddy's day from teeny tiny wishes.

Here are two different angles of the front/top of the card to show the dimension. I used SU! dimensionals. I love how it came out!
 For the "banner", I stamped the word LUCKY in SU! black craft pad and hit it with my heat gun to dry it. I used my SU! square punch to punch the end of the points on the banner... yep, punches aren't just for what they appear!!

Here is card #2, St. Paddy's Clover Heart:
For this card, I used the "heart" stamp from the sprinkled expression set. The cs is bazzill shimmery green and gold, and the ink used is SU! glorious green, and then one of my green zig markers to draw the stem. for the stamp, I just stamped it, turned the cardstock, stamped it again, and so forth until I had 4 petals. there has been some questioning about 3 and 4 leaf clovers, but I went with the 4 because the 3 looked really WEIRD, like someone ripped the other one off! LOL
the stamped sentiment is a wooden rubber stamp from "My Sentiments Exactly!" and it's stamp # O295 (that would be the letter O not the # zero).
I stamped the hearts again and gave the clover a 2nd layer... looking now, I realize I should have done a 3rd layer, but it's finished so no more fussing over it!
the inside of the card...
and the card on its back to show dimension...

and Card #3: Bunch of Shamrocks...
I used gold and shimmery green bazzill cardstock here and the Inkadinkado Clover stamp. the ink is SU! glorious green. I stamped it 3 times on cardstock and then cut them out. I ripped the stems off 2 of them, and then arranged them together and taped them with my glue glider pro. I arranged the stems and taped those as well. I used some gold embroidery floss (all 6 strands--exact color match the bazzill cs). I wrapped the floss around the stems and tied the small bow. I must say, wait until you see the other cards I've made this week, I am getting VERY good at tying these tiny bows, by hand, with no other tool used. LOL
for the rainbow on the card (which was my ma's idea, but I didn't really like it at first, now it kinda grows on me), I used my peebles chalk, and then painted over it with star dust stickles.
the inside of the card...
and the front to show dimension.

If you are interested in purchasing 1 or all of these, my prices are as follows:
more than 1 card receives a 50 cent discount off both cards...

Card #1 Lucky Shamrock $3.50 + Shipping
Card #2 St. Paddy's Clover Heart $3.50 + Shipping
Card #3 Bunch of Shamrocks $3.50 + Shipping.

I try to be fair on all of my pricing, please keep in mind that I personally HAND MAKE every single card. If you buy more than 2 cards and aren't local and they need to be shipped, I WILL combine shipping. I did NOT list shipping prices with the cards because some people locally might purchase them or some long distance. I will calculate shipping based on where you live. These can NOT just be throw in an envelope and mailed, they must be all mailed to YOU in a bubble envelope if you purchase them, and mailed to the person you send them to in a bubble envelope (if you don't give them to someone local). please keep in mind that for that reason, shipping will be more than just a single postage stamp! Delivery confirmation is available upon request, and is free with "priority mail" shipping ONLY. otherwise, it is not free, there is a small fee.

if you are interested in purchasing anything you see in this post, please e-mail me at I accept paypal as a form of payment, please do NOT send a payment without e-mailing me first, I will give you paypal information as it differs from this e-mail addy.

Thanks for looking! 
Keep on Scrappin' and please, be kind to one another!
~Melisa Marie


  1. Hi Melissa Marie how are sorry it's been a while life is so manic at the mo I have had to start a new blog and not been well so please forgive me for not being around
    these are gorgeous cards from you love the rich green colours hope you are well and I do hope you will rejoin on my new blog
    Jacki xx

  2. Hiya Jax!! No worries!! Your health and life always comes before making time to do stuff to show off! things have been hectic here as well, which is there haven't been so many posts.
    Thank you for the comments on my cards! :)
    I have joined your new blog, and as always, your cards are fab-U-lous!!! sending lots of love and positive energy your way, darlin!
    ((hugs)) <3
    ~Melisa Marie


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