Make it Monday for St Patrick’s Day!

Hello friends! Do you have a favourite animal you like to visit at the zoo? Paul’s is the red panda and look what’s on offer at our local zoo – I can feel an encounter coming on ūüôā¬†Since researching my family history and taking a DNA test with Ancestry, I’ve been adding St Patrick’s Day cards to my Etsy shop (I discovered lots of Irish ethnicity, and from both sides of my family!!). Not quite a leprechaun, but I thought this cute gnome would do the trick for this year’s card!

The Gnomes Dies made it easy to cut the figures out, and I experimented with colouring them in:

The Stamparatus was fabulous for accurately stamping the four leaf clover (from the Lucky Clover stamp set). I inked the stamp once then stamped it three times; this gave it the faded look: 

It also made stamping multiples of the same pattern really quick: 

You’ll need to look closely to see the very subtle embossing!¬†

The coordinating Lucky Clover Punch meant ‘cutting out’ lots of clover leaves was a fast process:¬†

After a few attempts at colouring the gnome I decided on the ‘less is more’ principle, and I love that the clover leaf looks like an umbrella! It’s popped up with¬†adhesive foam dots:¬†¬†

And here’s the whole card, clearly showing the ‘Happy St Patrick’s Day!’ greeting from the Lucky Clover stamp set:

MEANWHILE …¬†I’m keeping up with the February {daily} challenge to make and post a new card on Facebook and Instagram using the 26 alphabet letters! I’m already two thirds of the way through having now posted the next nine cards:

Thanks so much for spending time visiting my blog; as always, I hope you found a little inspiration for your own creating ? Have a great week! Megan xo

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