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Luck O' The Irish with Heffy Doodle!

Happy Thursday crafty friends, Ashley D. here!  I’ve got something sweet planned for next Thursday, *wink* *wink,* so I decided to create a fun St. Patrick’s Day card a little early.  With two boys with bright red hair, it’s one of our favorite holidays.  And we can’t wait for that corned beef and cabbage, yum!  Now that it’s March, I was so excited to use the adorable Lucky Friends set from Heffy Doodle for the first time.  It’s so cute!  I chose to use what I like to call the “dancing Leprechaun,” but the coordinating dies do come with the cutest feature for the seated Leprechaun, allowing you to tuck something into his hands; like that little included beer glass, maybe?!  The pot also includes the same little feature.  Precious!

To begin this card, I created a simple ink-blended background with Distress Oxide Ink in Tumbled Glass onto Bristol Smooth Cardstock, cut out with Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangles (3.25”x4.5”).  To create the rainbow, I cut strips from the same Bristol cardstock using the new Mama Elephant Offset Rainbow die.  I brushed each with Distress Oxide Ink in the proper rainbow colors – red (Barn Door), orange (Spiced Marmalade), yellow (Squeezed Lemonade), green (Mowed Lawn), blue (Salty Ocean), indigo (Chipped Sapphire), and violet (Wilted Violet), and glued them to the background, trimming off the excess.  For the clouds I used white cardstock and the Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Border dies, and the same stitched rectangle die as the background.

I stamped several images from the Heffy Doodle Lucky Friends set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them in with Copic Markers (Leprechaun – YG11, YG13, YG17, YG67, N2, N3, N4, E000, E00, E93, Y02, YR31, YR12, YR15, YR27, E97; Clover – YG11, YG13, YG17; Coins – Y02, Y15; Pot – N1, N2, N3, N4, N5.  To create the Irish flag, I used the flag from Lawn Fawn Beam Me Up set and drew dividing lines with a black Copic 0.05 Multiliner pen, and colored it in YG13, YG17, W0, and YR15.  I cut them all out with the coordinating dies (Lucky Friends and Beam Me Up Lawn Cuts).

The Lucky Friends set comes with several great sentiments and I stamped one in the same black ink onto white cardstock and cut it out with Lawn Fawn Everyday Sentiment Banners, snipping off the ends.  To complete the sentiment, I added Lucky in Paper Source Clover cardstock using the Heffy Doodle Lucky die.  I added all the images to the rainbow panel with foam adhesive. And then layered onto a green border in the same Clover cardstock (3.5”x4.75”) and then onto a white cardbase die cut with the Mama ElephantCloud Nine background die.  For a finishing touch, I added white highlights with a Gelly Roll O8 pen, and a little sparkle throughout with a Wink of Stella Clear glitter brush pen.  Happy St. Patrick’s Day and may the luck o’ the Irish be with you all!


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