Hey friends, it’s Christy here with a subtle St. Patrick’s Day card! Being part Irish, I love celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, but it’s not typically a holiday that I would send someone a card for. So I decided to add enough details to give a nod to that special day, while still being able to pass as a general Spring card. I started by stamping out two of the Next Door Gnomes and colored them with Copic markers to resemble leprechauns by giving them red hair and green outfits. I also colored flowers, bugs, and a bird from Bloom and Grow, and trimmed all of the images out with their matching dies.

Then I took the After the Rain Scene and die cut it from some Bristol Cardstock. I set aside the frame, and then blended Distress Oxide Inks onto the rainbow, using Worn Lipstick and Kitsch Flamingo for the top section, Carved Pumpkin and Squeezed Lemonade for the second, and Peacock Feathers and Wilted Violet for the third. I replaced the cloud die cuts with the Grassy Knoll, and colored that with Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn. Then I created a cloudy sky background using a stencil and some Tumbled Glass. I glued these together and stamped a sentiment from Rainbow Script at the top right corner.

I wanted the scene to seem like the field of yellow flowers was the gold at the end of the rainbow, so I glued the flowers between the grass and sky, then added the rest of the images. I also stamped the bee and butterfly trails in gray ink to make them look a little softer than the sentiment. And that’s it! If you’d like to see how this card came together, I’ve created a video tutorial for you, which you can watch by clicking the thumbnail below or you can find it HERE on my YouTube channel, Christy Gets Crafty.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Crafty hugs,