Hello, Friends! St. Patrick's Day will be here soon, and the wearin' o' the green will be expected! To get us ready for this fun holiday, I've created a monochromatic easel card, and I bet you can guess the color palette!
I have Irish roots in my family tree, so this is always a fun holiday at our house. We do fish and chips, and Guinness and Irish Soda Bread, too. I even make a special batch of my husband's favorite Irish Whiskey Truffles for dessert. Yum!
The lovely ladies on this card are enjoying afternoon tea (Irish Breakfast, of course!) To frame the image, I die cut 3 of Tim Holtz' Ornate Frames from cardstock, layered them with foam dimensionals and backed the frame with this sweet image that I found in my stash. I found this little vintage teacup and saucer charm and hung it from the side of the frame. My paper layers are from my scrap bin. I went rummaging through it in search of any and all things green! Some of these are leftover bits from mixed media projects done long ago. But they are all green!
These gorgeous Pistachio Anemones make me think of shamrocks! I added a pretty green gingham bow and gold tassel to my flower cluster. A two layer chipboard flourish was heat embossed with gold powder on the bottom, then painted with Antique Linen Distress Paint on the top layer.
To create the "stopper" for the card, I added a strip of vintage crochet lace across the middle of the card interior panel. This was topped with glorious green Darjeeling Hydrangeas at the top and a cluster of Green Darjeeling Garden Rosettes at the bottom. One of the things I love the most about easel cards is how great they look displayed on a mantel or side table.
Here's a peek at the inside of the card. I added a little gift pocket stuffed with yummy chocolate and a sweet Irish Blessing that reads:
May your troubles be less
and your Blessings be more
and nothing but happiness
come to your door!
That's my wish for you this St. Patrick's Day! I'd love to hear how you celebrate in the comment section below.
May the road rise up to meet you!
Botanica Pistachio Anemone x 6 1176-108
Darjeeling Green Mini Garden Rosettes x 6 1492-107
Darjeeling Green Hydrangeas x 24 1493-107