A St. Patrick’s Day Claddagh

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Today is one of my favorite days and we have an absolutely gorgeous day. Being from Wisconsin originally, rarely was St. Patrick’s Day sunny and 60+ degrees.

One of my favorite images from the Flourishes Irish Blessings set is the claddagh. Long before my husband and I were married, we worked close to a small Irish gift shop in NYC. I forget the occasion, but I gave him a claddagh necklace one year and it has always been a favorite of ours. So I’m giving him a claddagh again today, in the form of a card.

I really love the easel cards and it worked out perfectly. I stamped the claddagh in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it in with my Copics. I then cut it out with Labels 11 and paired it with Chocolate Chip and River Rock. Using a gold gel pen, I accented the heart. My River Rock is embossed with the Floral & Stone Impressabilities. It was my first time using an Impressabilities and in my opinion, you don’t get nearly as deep of an embossing as you do with a Cuttlebug folder. However, I love the design of this particular one. I stamped two of the sentiments from the set and cut them out as well with my Labels 11.

On the lower piece, I added the larger sentiment as the easel stop and then did some paper piercing. I picked up this awesome paper piercing template from I {heart} Papers and there are perfect four leaf clovers in various sizes. I pierced two and added a tiny Basic Grey half pearl to each center.

A St. Patrick’s Day Claddagh
Stamps: Flourishes Irish Blessings
Paper: Chocolate Chip, River Rock, Select White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: E35, E55, E71, G85
Other Stuff: gold gelly pen, Labels 11, Impressabilities Floral & Stone, ribbon, Basic Grey half pearls, Ectasy paper piercing template

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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