Monday, March 7, 2011

Lucky Clover

With St. Patrick's Day a little over a week away, green is showing up eveywhere....even on my blog!

Last week I did a couple of cards with a tiny shamrock and confessed that I don't usually do much for St. Patrick's Day.

Well, it seems that I've gotten in the swing of this holiday too!

I've been stalking the galleries and saw several cards using hearts to make a shamrock.  I pulled out my I {Heart} Hearts set and the stamp-a-ma-jig and went to work.  As hard as I tried, I couldn't get a 4 leaf clover with this heart.  And since my {heart} was set on using this particular stamp, I opted for a 3 leaf clover.  I don't think they're as lucky, but as dry as it is, anything green is lucky here! 

Or, maybe we could say that a leprechaun picked one of the leaves so we wouldn't know that it was lucky.  I hear they are sneaky little creatures!

 The layout is from Stampin' 411's Saturday Sketch Challenge #193.  It was a perfect layout for this design.  The card is 5 1/2" square.

These challenges spurred me on to the wearin' of the green,

Free for All #54 at SCS
Stampin' Celebration #42
Thinkin' Green at Friday Mashup

Card Recipe
Stamps:  I {Heart} Hearts
Ink:  Wild Wasabi
Paper:  Whisper White, Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, Handsome Hunter, DSP
Accessories:  Wild Wasabi ribbon, Build-a-Brad, Antique Brass brad

If you see that other leaf from this 4 leaf clover flitting around, let me know!

Thanks for the visit.  Enjoy!


Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

This is fabulous!! Love how you used the heart stamp. What a wonderfully creative idea!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Stampin' Celebration!!

Rochelle said...

Bonnie this stamp set is perfect for making a clover, if it has four or three leafs! :) I wouldn't have thought of using it! Thanks for playing at the SCIC!

Emily Keaton said...

You picked the most beautiful heart stamp to form your shamrock, Bonnie!! I adore this card. :)

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

So clean and crisp...great job Bonnie!

Always Playing with Paper said...

Hi Bonnie,
I love your card and the clever pretty with that heart stamp! 3 leaves are lucky too!

Anonymous said...

Bonnie this is a wonderful card, I really love the design, the pattern on the clover hearts is beautiful.
Such a classy look
Love it!!!

Kerin said...

Well how clever is that?!?! Love the hearts for a shamrock! Great take on the sketch, thanks for playing along this week :)

Benzi said...

Super card, Bonnie. And, what good use of that stamp. I really love this 3-leaf clover. I'll be on the lookout for the missing leaf. LOL

Carol said...

This is a beautiful card...and how clever of you to use hearts! That heart is GORGEOUS and makes a wonderful shamrock!

Hands On said...

Love that heart stamp you used for your clover. So very pretty. Thanks for joining us at SCIC this week.

Terry Blais said...

The love the simplicity of this card - it's striking. And the clover is perfect! Thanks so much for joining the Friday Mashup! challenge.

Cori said...

This is adorable! I love how you made your shamrock out of stamps and the brad is perfect! Thanks for joining us at Stampin' Celebration!

Valerie said...

Bonnie please visit my blog there is something there for you!
Val x

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Very cute card, Hearts always makes a great shamrock! Thanks for joining us at friday mashup.


Anke said...

Wonderful card Bonnie

Belinda Keller said...

Love the DSP you used for your clover. Punches are super fun, this is a great example. Thanks for playing with us at Friday Mashup.


Tiffany Bauer said...

Just awesome!! Love how you used that heart stamp to make the shamrock!! Great job!

Holly said...

Great heart for a shamrock, I love the pattern on it! Such a pretty card! Thanks for joining us at The Mashup!

Allison said...

Very cute! I love the clean and crisp feel of the card. I also like the coordinating build-a-brad. Thanks so much for playing along at Stampin' Celebration!

gbarron56 said...

Now how clever is this! What a fabulous idea! Wonderful job with the sketch. Thanks so much for playing along this week at Stamping 411! Blessings, Gretchen

Patti Chesky said...

I don't do much for St. Patrick's day either, but what a fun way to get more mileage out of that heart stamp. Love it!!

Connie Babbert said...

Wonderful use of the heart to make a shamrock! Love it!

Selene Kempton said...

So much fun! I love what you did with the sketch!

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Hi Bonnie, I loved your card so much that I picked you as our Mashup Maven this week. That means that you get to be our guest Designer next week and can grab the Maven badge and put it on your blog.