Tuesday, March 12, 2013

St. Patrick Vintage Lass Card

Here is my last St. Patrick day card. Tomorrow I will get the cards in the mail along with a package for my granddaughters. Everyone should get their cards in time. :-) Although this card did not turn out like I had intended I still like it. I once again experimented and discovered a fabulous technique for making a background.

I know you are anxious to see this card so drum roll.

I decided to see if I could make a background using antique decoupage medium and a cheap bristle brush. Brushing it on card stock. I was going to cover the whole front with this background but alas the card stock was not tight enough on the cutting mat. I managed with some trimming of the mangled piece to come up with a panel to fit part of the card front. I rubbed green peeled paint distressed ink over the card stock let it sit for about five minutes and then rubbed off with a clean cotton ball the excess. If you don't rub off the excess it will rub off on hands in the envelope,etc. I have no idea where I got the faded shamrock digital paper. I edged the square with Forest Green Stazon ink. The lass is from graphics fairy blog, I edged her in Vintage photo distress ink to give her a little more definition. The top border is orgami foil glued on card stock. Then a panel heat embossed. I didn't realize that it was embossing enamel not powder but decided to go ahead and use the strip. After embossing I rubbed Antique Linen Distress ink on the strip. Then glued the shamrock strip below the embossing. The row of shamrock image is also from graphics fairy blog.

If you have some regular decoupage medium you could probably tint it with a little bit of acrylic paint. Alcohol ink or  reinker would give you a more transparent look.  I used Royal Coat Antique Decoupage Satin over gray card stock. Although I  found the Royal Coat Clear Decoupage finish I could not find the Antique on Plaid's web site. However, Mod Podge has an Antique Matt finish.

Thank you for stopping by and do come back. Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!


  1. Good for you for getting your cards into the mail on time. I had hoped to making St. Patty's cards but didn't get around to it, now Easter is almost here and gone. Your card is adorable. I like the band along the top. Cute image too.

  2. You are on top of the game. I never get my cards sent of fin time. Sometimes I don't even get them sent so I think, oh well, I'll save them for next year...lol. Your card is a lovely vintage design.


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