Friday, March 9, 2012

Pinkalicious Blog Hop

Hi Everyone!  I hope you had a great week.  Are you ready to Hop along with us?  It's going to be so much fun! :) If you are coming from my friend, Tracy's Blog then you are in the right place.

Our theme this month was:
 St. Patrick's Day!  Think Green!  Show us a card, layout, mini book, party idea -- anything!

For my project, I used the My Pink Stamper Happiest Moments stamp set. This set covers a wide variety of special occasions and seasons.  It's one I turn to a lot for my card making (or scrapbooking) needs.


And here is my card, along with a quick tutorial.  I hope you like it.

(Click on any picture for a larger image)

One thing to note on how I made the shadow portion to my pot:  I cut overall image out of black cardstock at 2 1/2".  But when I made my gray layer, I cut that portion out at 2 1/4".  Oh, and I cut a few extra gold coins for my card... just to make it a bit more layered.  I wanted my Leprechaun to have something to get EXTRA excited about. LOL!

How to make the cloud background

1.  Using the Create a Critter cartridge, cut out several clouds ranging in size from 1/2" to 1".  Place these aside - we will be using them as "masks" for our background.

2.  Next, decide where your diecuts will go on your card and place those also aside for now.  

3.  Stamp your sentiment on the lower right hand of your white mat. 

4. Stamp the same white sentiment on an additional piece a scrap piece of white cardstock.  Then, cut around it using your scissors.

5.  Using repositionable adhesive, layer your second stamped sentiment over the one on your card.

6.  Again, using a repositionable adhesive, adhere clouds to your white background (leaving space for the diecuts where ever you like).

You should now have something that looks like this: 


Next, with some ink and a piece of foam, pounce ink all over the white portion of your card.  I used the Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Stormy Sky along with the Ink blending tool.   

(**If you want, you can do this step before adhering the white mat to your card.  I just placed some scrap paper around it, so as not to get ink on the outer portions and it seemed to work fine.**)

Now your card should look like this:


Don't worry if there is more color in some areas than others. A sky is supposed to have different variations in color.   That is exactly the look we are going for! :)

And finally, remove the clouds diecuts and the stamped sentiment.  This should be the final result:

 
And there you have it - a background you created yourself! 

Now add some pop dots to your Cricut cuts and place them on your card.


One quick tip:  After piecing my Leprechaun together, I realized his cheeks weren't quite the color I wanted.  So, I used a copic marker and changed the color.  This is a great way to use your markers if you happen to find yourself without the right shade of cardstock.

Recipe

Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge -  Pot of Gold cut at 2 1/2 , Leprechaun cut at 2 1/4
Create a Critter - Clouds cut at 1/2", 3/4" and 1"
Bic Mark-It makers for outlining Cricut diecuts
EK Success Paper Shaper punches - stars and four leaf clovers
Stickles - Crystal
  Copic Marker R32
 Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Stormy Sky

Your next stop on the hop is my other sweet friend Roberta

And when you are done hopping, please be sure to go back to My Pink Stamper and play along with us! 

 Here is the entire list again, just in case you might have missed someone along the way. 

Have a fantastic weekend and thank you so much for stopping by! :)

68 comments:

Tracy - {CraftJunkieToo} said...

Super adorable Shelley -- that cloud background tip is fabulous! :)
-Tracy

DIANA L. said...

Very cute I like how you finished the inside.

DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/

Kim said...

LOVE the clouds!!

CREATIVE M said...

WOW! Amazing Job!!!!!New Follower!!!

PinkE said...

Too cute!! Love it!

PinkE
http://simplypinke.blogspot.com

Creative Diva said...

Just too adorable. Thanks for the tutorial.

Hugs,
Patty
creativediva98.blogspot.com

Missy said...

This is fantastic Shelley, I love the background and the bright, fun colors!!

Elena said...

What a FUN project! So colorful and bright!

Simple Creations said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your car. Such a great scene.

Angela

Teresa said...

Very Cute!! So wish I had this cartridge...I am having a St. Patty's day party next week and could use it for decorations.

Jess said...

Watching my pink stamper live! Love this card it's great.

The Crafty Girl's Corner said...

Love the Idea for the clouds really cute!! really cute card. :)

miranda said...

So cute Shelley! Love it! ps. MyPinkStamper sent me :).

Susan said...

Hey Shelley you did a reall great job love it!

Lisa said...

I love that technique!!! It is one of my favorites to do. :) Thank you for sharing it! take care!

Helen said...

This is so cute!! I just love the clouds :)

becky said...

LOVE the tute on the cloud background! Great idea and great explanation.

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

Great card. Love your step by step.

Robyn said...

Shelley! Courtney and I looooooove your project with the awesome step by step tutorial that is sooooo helpful!!!!

Hugs,
Robyn

RockinRenee said...

So many details! I love it. I especially love al the color. Your card really pops!

Two Chics & a Cricut said...

I love your project and I love how you did those clouds... awesome.
Great job!
Tina
twochicscricut@live.com

christy houghton said...

Great project! You are truly talented!

Christy

(aka Robyn's sister)

Scrappin Grannie said...

cute St. Patrick Day's cards...thanks for sharing.

Scrappin Grannie said...
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Scrappin Grannie said...

cute St. Patrick Day's cards...thanks for sharing.

Dakota Bear said...

Nice!

TX Scrapper Mom said...

Adorable card! Love all the details!!

wmlateach said...

Cute card! I have got to get that Create a Critter cartridge. The images from it are just too cute.

Sarah said...

Super cute! I love how you did the cloud background.

Tracy said...

What a fun card! Thanks for sharing that tip on the cloud background!

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

Love the card so colourful!! thanks for sharing how you made the background very cool!!
Kristan

Francine said...

What an adorble little St. Patty's card. Hugs, Francine

MissChelle said...

This is so cute!! I love how bright the colors are! Yay! :D

janet said...

Love it, my first blog hop

TiaD said...

This is adorable thanks for the great tutorial.
TiaD

Dee Burns said...

Very cute card. Love the tip for the background. Grea job!

Have a great weekend!
Dee B

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, your card is fabulous. TFS.

Nitasha said...

Awesome card! And, I love the masking technique for the clouds! Will have to give it a try! Thanks so much for the inspiration! Have a fab weekend!

marg0006 said...

Super cute card. Thaks fr the fun.

marg0006@verizon.net

Kim's Kreations said...

Thanks so much for sharing with us. The tutorial on the clouds was great. Your card is awesome, love the rainbow and the pot o gold.
Ogdendoll@gmail.com

Edna said...

Hi Friend !
I sooo love the ink tutorial with the background and the layout of your card is so cute :)

kkay214 said...

I love the card it turned out awesome.Great tip on the background.

Seahorse Creations said...

What a cute and cheery card. Love how you made your clouds.

snappy scrappy said...

Your card is so adorable. I love your background technique.
Lee-Ann :)

Lady Fair said...

Cute card, love the cloud background. Thanks for sharing your technique, I'm definitely scraplifting this.

Diana said...

Very cute card. Thanks so much for the cloud tip. I wam a new follower!

Court said...

He is SOOOO darling!!! :)

Linda said...

Adorable! TFS

CA Scrapper said...

Very cute card!!

Leslie

Audrey said...

LOVED you card/layout! Those clouds were terrific! Thanks for sharing and your tutorialon how to do everything.
God Bless

jamme said...

Your card is colorful and fun. It would brighten anyones day!

Sinful Crafts said...

I love how vibrant your card is.

Sandy said...

Very cute card! Great idea on how to make your own background.

Sandy
sweetpeascards at yahoo dot com

PamelaMD said...

WOW! What an adorable - and detailed - card! Love the background instructions!!

Pamela Duncan
pamelamandola@yahoo.com

Val said...

SUPER cute!! Adorable card, and that cloud background will definitely be something I'll be trying in the very near future!

Shari said...

Love the tutorial, cute card. I am hopping with Robyn

Felicia said...

Love the card! Thanks for showing how you created the clouds in the background.

Doris P. said...

love their eyes!! what an adorable fun card!!! parkernana5@cox.net
http://mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com

Lara said...

I really love your leprachan. So cute! Beautiful work!
lclass003atgmaildotcom

readysetstamp said...

What a cute idea to make your own sky!! I love all the colors that you used! Happy 40th birthday to you Shelley!! You are such a talented, dear, sweet friend. XOXO, Julie. :0)

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So fun! Great details on this!
Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So fun! Great details on this!
Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

Court said...

This is an amazing tutorial, and your card came out fantastic! Really great!

scrapaholicjen said...

Your card is sooooo adorable! I love how you created the cloudy background - thanks for sharing!
http://scrapaholicjen.blogspot.com

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the way you made the clouds.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Super cute! Thanks for the tutorial
AJ Scrapbooking and Cards!

moodyblue said...

your card is so awesome

Shelly said...

So SUPER cute! Thanks for the GREAT tip on the cloud background, I'll need to try this :)
Shelly
http://mypaperlove.blogspot.com/

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