Monday, 17 March 2014

Good Luck

Are you down on your luck? Perhaps you found your lucky rainbow and pot of gold? Do you feel like today is, quite simply, your lucky day? Whatever your mood and however you would like to interpret this challenge, Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge could not resist having a lucky challenge since this week it falls on St. Patrick's Day.
It’s St. Patrick’s Day, a perfect opportunity for me to use plenty of green in my design this week with the aid of Distress Inks Peeled Paint and touches of Forest Moss. I also wanted to incorporate Shamrock in my design, something we all associate with this special occasion. However, with no Shamrock images or products in my collection I had to think outside the box and decided to use the Simon Says Stamp Large Heart Set Die to create my three leaf clover and I am quite pleased with the outcome. Using the Tim Holtz Harlequin Layering Stencil gave me the perfect backdrop to my design.

I placed the Harlequin Layering Stencil over my background and applied Peeled Paint and touches of Forest Moss to add a shadow. To add further interest I added background stamping using the background stamp from the Classics 9 Stamp Set.

I die cut three hearts from white card using the Simon Says Stamp Large Heart Die and then coloured with Peeled Paint and Forest Moss Distress Inks. I scored each heart down the centre and bent to add shape. I added 'luck' to the centre using the Simple Sayings Stamp Set along with a coordinated button and twine for added dimension and texture.
I distressed the edges of my card with a Paper Distresser and then added my decorated piece to coordinated card and then added the sentiment 'good luck' to a banner and affixed to the bottom of my card.

For more great ideas please pop over to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog and take a look at my fellow team members artwork, they have created some inspirational projects. Remember there is also the chance to win a $50 prize from Simon Says Stamp.  I always look forward to seeing your creations each week.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment, much appreciated. Tracy x x



Products Used:

Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Classics 9 Stamp Set
Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Simple Sayings Stamp Set
Tim Holtz Harlequin Layering Stencil 
Distress Inks - Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
Simon Says Stamp Large Heart Set Die
Twine
Paper Distresser
Ink Blending Tool
Non-Stick Craft Sheet
 

31 comments:

She King said...

Gorgeous card Tracy. I love your 'Shamrock'. What a clever idea. xxx

martina's kaartjes said...

love your card ! great color ! lovely result
greetings from belgium
martina
x

Rita said...

Love this Shamrock page Tracy. It really looks amazing. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

hazel said...

Fabulous card, the greens are gorgeous.
xxx Hazel.

rachel said...

very clever shamrock Tracy - great touch - love this! Hugs Rachel xx

Dianne said...

Hello Miss Tracy and Happy Patty's day to you, you know green is my favorite color, this is gorgeous, love the diamond background and script, and how create to use your hearts to make your clover, thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day..((( BIG HUGS)))

Marci said...

Fabulous! How clever to use the heart die for the clover. Love how you distressed the edges and used the harlequin stencil!

Suzanne C said...

Fantastic Lucky card! Lucky recipient of a lovely card! LOve the harlequin distressed background it softens the whole effect!

Meihsia Liu said...

Love the beautiful green and the pretty distressed effect on this card. The three leaf clover on the banner is so pretty. :)

Colleen said...

Tracy,
This is elegantly stunning. I've never seen such an elegant ST Pats day card.

MichelleZ said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Tracy!
Beautiful card. I love the clover that you created from hearts. I love how you gave them dimension. Beautiful!

Sandra said...

What a beautiful card, Tracy! Love the big clover in the middle along with the green theme! Happy St. Patricks Day! Hugs, Sandra

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Beautiful card, Tracy! I love the background :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous design Tracy and of course the colours are perfect for today.
Have a great week.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Mona Pendleton said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day Tracy! Such a pretty card! The distressed diamond background looks fabulous and I love the 3 leaf clover!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

I truly adore this card! Green can be a tricky color for me to get right: I either go neon or drab! But the shade of green you used and the color palette you pulled together is absolutely lovely. And how clever to use hearts as shamrocks! Lucky me for being able to see this post because you totally inspired me!

Jacquie said...

beautiful Tracy, perfect St Patrick Day card.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Redanne said...

Wow, I love the green distressed look in the background and your clover is beautiful, such a clever idea! Anne xx

Ellie Knol said...

O, Tracy, this is just perfect! Really, this is just PERFECT! WOW
It's a pity my birthday isn't due soon, otherwise I might have had some luck, hehe

Coco said...

Very gorgeous card Tracy, I love this 'lucky' one!!... Hugs, Coco x

Maggie said...

Fabulous in Green Tracy

MaggieH

Emma Williams said...

Such a clever, clever use of the hearts to create the clover leaves and I love all the tones of green...a wonderful card and design, as always!! Hope the kitchen refit is going well and there's not too much chaos... Have a great week sweetie! xxx

Fena said...

Love the card and the idea to make the shamrock...

barbarayaya62 said...

Wonderful Lucky card!!! The background is fab an i love green palette you've used! BArbarayaya

Anna-Karin said...

Gorgeous card Tracy! Love the background with the fading harlequins. Great idea for those leaves!

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Anita Houston said...

Shamrocks have hearts!!! LOL! Love this card! So festive and fun! PINNED!

Candy C said...

Tracy...your Good Luck card is so pretty. Love the harlequin in the background. That shade of green is so pretty against the white background. The torn edges are really effective behind the layers of green cardstock and banners of white and green. Love the very pretty shamrock, too! That button center and twine vine is such a clever idea! <3 Candy

soapHOUSEmama said...

beautiful! Love the softness of this :)

Maura said...

Lovely card.

butterfly said...

Gorgeous subtle stencilling, and I love that text stamp too. Fab!
Alison x