Saturday, March 20, 2010

Top 'o the Mornin' To Ya!

Hello everyone, hope you had a wonderful St. Patrick's Day!  Winter is not going out graciously here in the's snowing!  Ugh!  It was almost 70 degrees yesterday and today there are 3 inches of snow on the ground and it's still falling!  Why is Mother Nature so angry???  Oh well, good reason to stay inside and scrap!

Ok, I'm a little behind the 8 ball with today's post but I wanted to put it on here anyway because I really liked how it turned out.  It is a St. Patrick's Day card I made for my sister and her family.  I just love this digi image from Sassy Cheryl's.  You can access her site here.  This little guy's name is Bagpipe Patrick.

This is an easel card.  For instructions on how to make these fun little cards, go here.  I made this one a bit larger than Beate does in her video, I made it a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2.  When I was out on Splitcoast Stampers website looking for this tutorial link, I noticed that some people were chatting about whether they thought that the recipients of their easel cards would know that they were easel cards and how to display them.  This link was supplied by someone.  It is a sticker template that was made for you to put on the back of your card so that your recipient knows how to display it.

For Patrick, I used the following Copic colors:  skin E000 and E00.  I wanted him to be fair complected.  hair E13, E17, E18, and E19.  shirt E31 and E33.  kilt, socks, clovers, and hat G82, G94, G99, and G0000 to blend.  boots and pipes E25 and E47.  bagpipe C1, C3, and C5.  After coloring the image, I went over the whole thing EXCEPT HIS SKIN with W2 to give it a vintage look.

The DP is by My Mind's Eye.  It is from a 54 Sheet Glitter Stack called "Home".  All of the papers in it are greens/golds/browns and are all glittery!  How can you go wrong with that?!  I'm pretty sure I bought it at Michael's.  As for the plain CS, I used a dark green and a gold.  The gold is out of a mat stack from Hobby Lobby by The Paper Studio.  The green is by The Paper Company and is called Olive. 

The ribbon is just some I had on hand.  I made the bow with my Bow Easy.  Love that thing!  You can get one here.  The little tag on the front was cut with my Nestabilities Labels 1.  I stamped it with a little Happy St. Patrick's Day stamp and used a stamp pad by Color Box in Moss Green.  The little "clover" on the tag is actually a paper flower and I cut one of the petals off to make a four-leaf clover.  I then colored it with my Copics.  I used the same greens as I used on Patrick.  I chalked the edges of the tag and I also lightly shaded around Patrick with my brown ink, again giving it a vintage look.  The inside sentiment is a wooden stamp I bought at a local store called Stamper's Ink.  You can visit their website here.  I stamped it with Momento ink in Rich Cocoa.  Oh, just about forgot!  The gold piece of cardstock towards the bottom of the card on the front was punched with an MS Crown border punch.  I finished the card off with a few miscellaneous buttons.

Ok, got some work to do for the Scrapbook Page so I've got to say goodbye for now!  I'll be back soon with pics of what I created for them along with some more cards!



  1. I love the card! The papers look great with the image colors. I'm still jealous you had time to make a St. Patricks Day card!
    Great job Tana

  2. Beautiful card Tana... You mastered very well the easel card :))

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  3. Tana. LOVE this easel card and your pics are fantastic. I love the colors, coloring layout. EVERYTHING!~ It's great!

  4. WOW! This has got to be the best St.Patty's card I've ever seen. Great image, perfect DP, love the easel style, the blessing is wonderful...not too girly, not too fusy, and not boring. I love it!


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