Hello everyone ! I'm excited to learn this morning that I won a $25 shopping spree (random draw) for last week's Challenge at Outlines Rubber Stamps ! Thank you Outlines !
The Challenge theme at Outlines this week is St Patrick's Day. You will find beautiful DT creations and details here at Outlines Blog. St Patrick's Day makes me think of Shamrocks, Everything Green & a Pot of Gold. I don't own any Shamrock or St Patrick's themed stamps so I decided to create a card with lots of Green & Gold which hopefully suits the theme of this challenge!
The following Outline Stamps were used: J986 Ellason Background, E224 Funky Flower 2 & F220 Mandala 4. The Funky Flower & Mandala 4 stamps are so cool & work well with the larger Outline Mandala stamps to create many different designs. I own quite a few !
My special & creative Aunt (Tantje) Saakje introduced me to Mandalas while on one my visits with her in the Netherlands many years ago and I fell in love with them. She creates beautiful ones with various mediums.
This background was created with Smooch Inks. I blended Lettuce, Green Apple, Frosted Aqua and some Gold Lame added afterwards using an acrylic block. I stamped the Ellason Background with Bamboo Leaves Memento Dye ink over top.
I embossed Mandala 4 on dark green card stock with Gold. The Funky Flower was stamped twice and embossed with Gold on smooth white card stock. I painted the funky flower with gold smooch ink and then used the little applicator tip of Green Apple on the small circles of the flower. I colored the center with green on the 2nd flower and then cut all the images out and layered as shown. I popped up the 2nd flower layer and also the flower onto a strip left over from the smooch background.
I used dark green and soft yellow card stock for the layers and added some gold Starform border stickers for the finishing touch along with some small green rhinestones.
A little early, but I hope you enjoy your St Patrick's Day. Don't drink too much Green Beer !
Thanks for stopping by !