Shamrock Bouquet

My Mom’s birthday is the day after St. Patrick’s Day and St. Paddy’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. I remember having a great party for her birthday and St. Paddy’s Day combined. Apparently, it was a really good party because I thought it was an annual thing, but really it was only for her 30th. LOL!

When I saw the Irish Blessings set from Flourishes on the most recent release, I knew I had to have it. The bouquet of shamrocks is so gorgeous, I thought it would make a pretty and a bit unusual, but appropriate, birthday bouquet.

I stamped my bouquet in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it with Copics. Then came the hard part — finding green patterned paper that worked. Ultimately, I chose New Leaf from PTI and a piece of green from the Basic Grey Porcelain pack. Using the Tuesday Morning Sketch #35 for a layout, I cut another strip of New Leaf, which I punched with a Martha Stewart loop punch — sorry, I don’t remember which one it is and can’t seem to find it anywhere — on each side and added a strip of New Leaf grosgrain. After cutting out my bouquet and the mat with Nesties, I mounted that with dimensionals on my card.

For final touches, I added Dew Drops in Lily Pad, Liquid Pearls in Emerald Green and Yellow Stickles. The sentiment is from There She Goes Cupcake Mix & Match and is punched out with my Word Window and Modern Tag punches. I am not a big green person, but I love how this turned out. I’m also submitting this as my second card for The Pink Elephant #56 challenge this week — it definitely fits the green challenge.

Shamrock Bouquet
Stamps: Flourishes Irish Blessings, There She Goes Cupcake Mix & Match
Paper: New Leaf, Select White (PTI), Basic Grey Porcelain
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: E39, G05, G82, YG03, YG06, YG11, Y06, Y11
Other Stuff: Lily Pad Dew Drops, Martha Stewart punch, Yellow Stickles, Emerald Green Liquid Pearls, Modern Tag Punch, Word Window Punch, Nesties, New Leaf grosgrain, Spring Moss twill

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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