Sunday, 17 March 2013

Happy St Patrick's day

Saint Patrick's Day or the Feast of St Patrick is celebrated on the 17th of March , it is a cultural and religious holiday It is named after St Patrick, the most commonly recognised of the  Patron saints of Ireland, nowadays this day is celebrated by people wearing green, consuming large amounts of Guinness and a lot  of singing is involved. Green ribbons and Shamrocks were worn in celebration of St Patrick's Day as early as the 17th century. Saint Patrick is said to have used the shamrock, a three-leaved plant, to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagan Irish, and the wearing and display of shamrocks and shamrock-inspired designs have become a ubiquitous feature of the day. History lesson over, here’s my card to celebrate this great saint.

To make this card you will need
7'' card blank
White and Green Card
Spellbinders Persian motif dies
Tim Holt's Distressing ink pad 'Pine needles'
lucky leaves die
Green Ribbon 
Butterfly embellishment

 I've used one of the new Spellbinders Heartfelt Creations 'Decorative Blossom Corners' for both corners and put some green card underneath, the Centre was cut from white card with a Spellbinders  Persian motif die and the shamrocks were cut in green with a memory box set called 'lucky leaves' The Sentiment was printed out on the PC and the mounted onto Green. all of which was mounted white card edged with a dark green 'Pine needles' Tim Holt's distressing ink pad and then onto a card blank. I added a silver peel off butterfly on Acetate and a green ribbon to finish. 

I love the way this card came out and the simplicity in making it, it took less than half an hour to create and looks elegant , I will be making more like it in the future xx All items highlighted can be purchased from J and C Creations 

Tracey Anne..................

1 comment:

  1. Am lovin those dies.

    What a beautiful card, the green & white colour combo is so lovely and fresh but crisp & clean looking.

    Toni xx