Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Time to Celebrate

St. Pat’s Fact: Familiar with the Irish language and culture, Patrick chose to incorporate traditional ritual into his lessons of Christianity instead of attempting to eradicate native Irish beliefs. For instance, he used bonfires to celebrate Easter since the Irish were used to honouring their gods with fire. He also is said to have superimposed a sun, a powerful Irish symbol, onto the Christian cross to create what is now called a Celtic cross, so that veneration of the symbol would seem more natural to the Irish.

timetocelebrate Good morning!!  I know that’s a long St. Pat’s Fact…but I thought the information on how the Celtic Cross came to be interesting :)  Anyways, in my quest for some new challenges, I came across this one through some blogs I follow.  It’s the Clear and Simple Fall to Layout sketch.  I loved the little sentiment panel and thought my Verve Vintage Oval die would work perfectly…AND my October Afternoon Modern Homemaker paper ;)  I usually tie my ribbon around the whole card and tie it into a bow, but I needed the ribbon to lay flat so you wouldn’t see the seam of the two papers.  The card still looked a little “dull” to me so I added a row of red zigzag stitches :)  Hope your “hump” day is going well :) 




what’s in it?

stamps: verve big wish, vintage oval frame

ink: versafine onyx, su ruby red

paper: pti kraft, October Afternoon Modern Homemaker

accessories: Verve vintage oval die, May Arts twill, buttons, bakers twine, gems, stitching, corner chomper


Lynn said...

I love every last detail about this card...that zig zag stitching is perfect...and I love the, um, um.

TannyP said...

You and your perfect cards....the zig zag is just the right touch. I love the use of your vintage oval die, too. Fabulous buttons & ribbonry!

Vickie Z said...

Love how you used this sketch!!! Red stitching is perfect!!

Jean Martin said...

This is gorgeous Maureen! I love the patterned papers you chose. The color combination is perfect! I also love that you used red thread on your sewing. I only alternate between white and black because I'm too lazy to do anything else!!! Hee! :P

Marisa said...

Great use of the sketch. Touch of red zigzag is perfect :) Have a great day :) Can't wait for this afternoon as the first performance of Wizard of Oz at the school begins. Kids are sooooo excited and I get to be a proud mommy LOL!

Aimes said...

Oooh yet more inspiration to tackle through my DP stash, Diva! You're becoming a good influence on me (not that you were ever a bad one of course!) The zigzag stitch is perfect for jazzing up this sweet card :)
Nearly the weekend over here *wink*

Mad for Paper said...

That is a nice sketch. Love your take on it. Love the St. Patrick facts too.

Melisa Hunter said...

What a cool card! Love the cream, kraft and red together. The stitching is such a fun touch. I have these stamps in the mail. I can't wait to use them!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a pretty card Maureen. Love the tag image, the colors... the red buttons and stitching are a nice tough. :o)

Heidi said...

Mo- this is an awesome card. I need to try this sketch as I have seen several like this and love it. PLUS I like this with this OA paper.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

So fun! How cool is that red zigzag stitch on the twill?? LOVE it!

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