Sunday, June 6, 2010

An Irish Blessing

Good evening!!  The great thing about being Irish (yes, I'm 1/4 Irish on my maternal Grandfather's side!) and being a St. Patrick's Day baby, is that it feels natural to wish Irish blessings to everyone, not just on March 17th :)  I am a new fan to Waltzing Mouse stamps and have been thrilled with the 2 sets I have purchased.  Claire, the owner, seems like a dear and she produces a high quality clear stamp :)  She has started a sketch challenge over on the Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge blog.  Though you don't need to use her stamps, I always feel funny if I don't use a company's stamps, especially if I have some.  I have used the Very Vintage Labels 4 set quite a few times here on my blog, so thought it only appropriate to break open the new set for the first challenge.  I knew there must be green on an Irish Blessing card...but didn't want it to look too much like a St. Patrick's Day card...not that there's anything wrong with that!! LOL  This lovely paper from the Basic Grey Kioshi pad gives the subtle feel of shamrocks and/or clover, IMHO :)  Oh, and I had to use some of my new seam binding ribbon.  I love this stuff...makes any card look so special :)  Mmmm, aqua, spring moss, kraft and white...yummy all over!! LOL  Well, that's it for me.  My last break before returning to finish these report cards :)  Almost done!

What's in it?
stamps: waltzing mouse irish blessings
ink: su kiwi kiss, versafine onyx
paper: pti white, kraft, spring moss; su old olive; basic grey dp
accessories: square and circl nestabilities; stitching, gemstones, pti button, su linen thread, seam binding ribbon

12 comments:

Marisa said...

Fabulous card, Maureen! Love the DP and the way you framed the sentiment. Lovely touch with the leaves/garland and bling. Glad to hear you are almost done with the report cards :D Hang in there, just three weeks left!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Oh I love this card! Beautiful paper combo and love the ribbon! Hugs,

anya said...

Simply fantastic Maureen! I love the color combination that you chose! Great take on the sketch - so glad you could play along with us!

Julia Aston said...

Wonderful colors on this card! love that DP, your wonderful bow and the great Irish Blessing! thanks so much for playing with the WMS challenge this week!

Ruth M said...

Such a soft, pretty card, fabulous! Love what you did with the seam binding, it's gorgeous!

Janelle said...

So pretty, Maureen -- and love, love, love that seam binding and the bow you made with it!

Sharon said...

I love your card! its beautiful!

Belinda said...

Love the color combos and the fabulous paper! And that bow is amazing!!!!! Thanks for playing along this week! :)

Sharli said...

This is just amazing - it took my breath away! I am trying to cut back on the number of "inspiration photos" that I save (running out of room!) but I have to keep yours as it is just awesome!

Claire Brennan said...

Maureen this is just superb! especially the wee bow!! perfect! Thank you so much for playing along with us at WMS!

Ann said...

Oh Maureen this is such a pretty card. I love everything about it.

Lisa Hjulberg said...

What a perfect sketch for the Irish Blessings! I never thought of that! How clever! And your bow is GORGEOUS!

Thanks for playing with us at Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge!

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