Saturday, March 10, 2018

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day, a bit early.  But who says you can't celebrate all year round? I'm Irish on both sides of my family so I've done my fair share of the wearing 'o the green! I'm trying to make some more clean and simple {CAS} cards and I think this qualifies.  I adore how pretty the green Oxide Inks came out and the die set, purchased from Dies R Us, showcases it perfectly.  I hope you enjoy my little write up.

What I Used to Make my Card:
White Card Base
Watercolor Paper
Oxide Inks in  Lucky Clover, Crushed Pistachio & Peacock Feathers
Distress Sprayer
Creative Expressions/Sue Wilson, Toronto Dies, #CED6204
My Sentiments Exactly, Irish Blessings, #Y547 {discontinued?}
Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black
Extra White Card
Dimensional Dots
The focal point before I dotted
 it to the card base

I made 2 sheets of backgrounds using the Distress Oxide Inks referenced above.  I used one to stamp the sentiment and the other for the back panel.  Both were die cut using the Toronto die set. A little Oxide Ink tip: Did you know if you hold the sprayer {the trigger if you will} of the Distress Sprayer half way to a full spritz you get those awesome big dots of water?  Love that!

Some Dimension 
I made all the other necessary die cuts, glued the white background cut to the panel, and assembled the card using dimensional dots. I dotted the background panel and the sentiment.  I think this looks so elegant, and the best part, it was SO easy to make with the Creative Expression/Sue Wilson dies. To me this card looks like something you'd see in a card shop for at least $6.  Go me! 

Typically, I don't stamp inside my cards, but this stamp set had such a nice saying, I couldn't resist.  I used Cracked Pistachio Oxide Ink for the inside; I think the color fits the sweetness of the wording.

Before I go, don't forget that Dies R Us has totally expanded the product lines they carry.  Now, not only do they offer the latest in dies, but you can get your paper stacks, washi tape, inks, and SO much more.  It's time to pop by and check out the inventory.  

I'd love to hear what you think about this card.  I haven't worked with Sue Wilson's dies like this before and I am thrilled about how sophisticated the card looks. Do you have any Sue Wilson dies? Which is your favorite? Thanks so much for stopping by. I appreciate each one of you. ~hugs, Christi

Don't forget to join in on all the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  
There's  a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month
 and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to 
the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us 
links are provided below.

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I am entering my Happy St. Patrick's Day Card in the following challenges:
Scrapy Land - #85, Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - #136, Use Green
Die Cut Diva's - Monochrome
DL Art - Thankful Thursday - #224, Use Green
Die Cuttin' Diva's - #359, Use Green
atoz Scrapbooking - Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers - Dies Challenge - Anything Goes


  1. That oxide color combo is so pretty! The die is wonderful too. TFS!

  2. Your ink color choice was perfect for that lovely design.

  3. It looks like lace inside a stained glass window. Beautiful colors and card. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

  4. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas also.

  5. beautiful card, love all the layers and the colors you achieved with your oxide inks, they are so fun to play with
    Thanks for joining us at HLS
    Barb Housner (DT)

  6. Several shades of the oxide inks will work for St. Patty's Day. I think. I like your choice here. Thanks for playing along with the Simply Create Too DT in our challenge no. 136, Use Green. Come again soon.

  7. What a beautiful clean and simple card! I love the color scheme and wonderful design!
    Thanks so much for joining us in the challenge at Scrapy Land!
    Sherrie K
    Scrapy Land DT Member

  8. Wow lovely die and gorgeous colors!! Thanks for playing along our March challenge at a2z.

  9. Very pretty love the design. I love it.
    Thank you for entering the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY challenge # 224 “GREEN” or Thank you” for this challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


  10. Lovely choice of colours here, super dies and you picked the perfect font for your sentiment. Thanks for sharing at HLS AG with Dies Challenge.

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  12. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Die Cut Divas Challenge this time and good luck :)

  13. Love the colour choice!
    Those are super dies!
    Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
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