Shamrock Blessings at The Card Concept

It's time for another challenge at The Card Concept and the theme is Shamrock Blessings which is perfect for March.

 I don't have any shamrocks in my stash and I don't tend to do make St. Patty's Day cards so I kind of struggled with this challenge. Don't tell the leprechaun that because I may have to revoke my 'I'm Irish' badge haha.

I was really drawn to the all the different wood in the card and knew I wanted to make that the background. After I played around with a few different ideas I settled on making a shamrock using a small heart punch. I used some Ken Oliver Color Bursts - Pthalo Green, Orange and Ultramarine Blue - and had some fun. If you've never tried the color burst powders then you need to get a few and play. It's like magic. I sprinkled a little bit of the three different colors onto some watercolor paper. Sprinkle lightly because a little goes a long way. Then give it a little spray of water and then the magic happens. Those powders turn into liquid and the colors are so magnificent. This picture doesn't do it justice. 

Let's put the card together:

1 - Using a small heart punch punch out a few hearts.
2 -  Sponge some Icing on the Cake ink around the edges of the woodgrain paper and around the edges of the hearts.  
3 - Stamp the sentiment (from a retired Stampin' Up set) onto the woodgrain panel and then stamp the Congratulations onto a different piece of woodgrain paper and adhere to the panel.
4 - Adhere the panel to a piece of white cardstock and then adhere that to a crumb cake card base. 
5 - Add the hearts with some craft foam for dimension 
6 - Cut a stem from the same paper that the Congratulations was stamped on and adhere that directly to the panel. 
7 - Add some sparkle to the hearts using a sparkle pen.

Now it's your turn.
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Happy Stampin' 
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