Patience paid off with this card!
This was one of those “card ideas” that came to a screeching halt shortly after I started, then sat untouched over the past couple of months … ever have one of those projects?
Green-Hills-Pot-O-Gold by Kitchen Sink Stamps
With St. Patrick’s Day in mind and using the set Multi Step Rolling Hills, I was determined to turn green hills into something a bit more “magical” to surround a pot of gold (from Multi Step St. Patrick’s Day 4 Ducky & Teddy)… but I had no rainbow. 😦
After I stamped my “Irish Spring Hills”, I was stuck… so I pushed it off to the side and there it sat … and sat!
Then a few days ago, a “lucky” thought hit me! I could use Step #1 from Multi Step Lucky Horseshoe and bend it open just a bit (didn’t want to tear it) and maybe it would look like a rainbow!
It worked! Above shows the following colors: Lady Bug (red), Dandelion (yellow), Bamboo Leaves (green), Danube Blue and Grape Jelly (purple). Great start, but I wanted the full-color spectrum of a rainbow (who doesn’t?)
Stamping again the in between colors (magenta, orange, yellow green, green blue, violet blue) while overlapping the previous colors, would do the trick.
Above shows Tangelo overlapping Lady Bug & Dandelion.
After I had my rainbow, the rest of the card came together really quick! I guess it is true … “Good things come to those who wait”! Just glad the idea finally came before St. Patrick’s Day did! 😉
Here is a close up that shows the embossing powder on the hills and I added Rock Candy Stickles to the rainbow and gold.
Have a Magical Day!
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Stamps: Multi Step Lucky Horseshoe (to create rainbow), Multi Step Shamrocks & Clover, Multi Step St. Patrick’s Day 4 Ducky & Teddy, Multi Step Cabin by the Lake (clouds) and Multi Step Rolling Hills from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Classic Crest Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Soft Sky, Kiwi Kiss and Certainly Celery fro SU!
Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted and all images are stamped on white card stock unless noted): Rainbow: Lilac Posies, Lady Bug, Tangelo, Dandelion, Pear Tart, Bamboo Leaves, Bahama Blue, Danube Blue, Paris Dusk and Grape Jelly. Hills: Step #4 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – Pistachio + Pear Tart, Step #3 – VersaMark + EP Irish Spring from Sparkle N Sprinkle. Clouds: (stamped on Soft Sky card stock) Step #1 – Frost White (ColorBox), Step #2 – Frost White 2x’s, Step #3 – Frost White 3x’s. Shamrocks BKGD: (stamped on Certainly Celery card stock) Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – Pear Tart. Cut out Shamrocks: (Large) Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – New Sprout. (Medium size-but use the smallest shamrock for steps #3 & #2) Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – Pear Tart. (Small) Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – Pear Tart. Pot of Gold: (POT) Step #3 – Tuxedo Black 2x’s, Step #2 – Tuxedo Black, Step #1 – Tuxedo Black, so 1x. (GOLD) Step #3 – Peanut Brittle, Step #2 – Cantaloupe 2x’s, Step #1 – Dandelion. Tiny Shamrocks: (around pot of gold) Cottage Ivy. Sentiment: Cottage Ivy.
Embellishments: Rock Candy Stickles, light and dark green adhesive rhinestones from Michael’s and pop dots. Scalloped paper edgers from Fiskars (the end of the rainbow).