Monday, March 17, 2014

Irish Blessings Birthday Card ~ DT for Helmar

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

And happy birthday to my dear friend, Mandy!! Mandy's birthday falls on St. Patrick's Day, so when I found out that I was to do a St. Pat's themed project for Helmar, I knew it would be a card for my sweet friend. So you'll see lots of green and Irish touches on this card. I've added some gems, in green of course, and used Helmar Gemstone Glue to adhere them. 

Irish Blessings Birthday Card

Tips and Techniques
Gemstones can be a challenge to adhere and have them really stick without adhesive oozing out around them. Helmar Gemstone Glue is a perfect solution. I simply placed a drop of glue on a paint palette, then used tweezers to dip the back of the gem into the glue and then placed it in the center of the lace design. 

Here's a close-up. I love to peruse thrift stores for papercrafting supplies. Once, I found some beautiful vintage, lace-edged handkerchiefs and this Irish lace was cut from one of them.

This beautiful Garden Circle Frame by Leaky Shed Studio was quick and easy. I heat embossed with Fran-tage Embossing Enamel for this gorgeous finish. Of course I adhered it with Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive.

I hand dyed this ribbon with mists to coordinate and tied in a triple loop bow. I used some Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots to help raise and position the flowers around the cluster and Helmar 450 to adhere the bow, jewelry piece, and smaller flowers.

One final look. All the paper to paper layers are adhered with Helmar Premium Craft Glue.

Helmar Products

Leaky Shed Studio Products

Other Products
Tim Holtz ~ Crowded Attic Collection
BoBunny ~ Timepiece - Villa; Timepiece
Petaloo ~ Penny Lane - Small Flowers, mint; New Camelia, Mantis Green
Jewelry Medallion - Stash
Hug Snug ~ Seam Binding, white (Really Reasonable Ribbon)
Stampendous Fran-tage Embossing Enamel - Aged Ivory; Aged Gold
Perfect Pearl Mist - Heirloom Gold
Heidi Swapp - Color Shine, gold
Ranger Clear Rock Candy Distress Paint
Zutter ~ Donna Salazar Designs - Distrezz-it-All
Martha Stewart ~ Scoring Board 

Thanks for stopping by today! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~


  1. This is just so gorgeous...your friend will loooove it, I'm sure - you always 'rock' chippy - love the embossing finish you've got happening here...& those Irish green gems!!! V appropriate indeedy!!!

  2. Oh Tracey this is gorgeous! What a lucky friend you have! ;) She is going to adore this!!!

  3. What a beautiful card to receive!! love the utterly feminine design! :-)

  4. So beautiful!! I loveeeeeee the colors and the flowers!!!

  5. Absolutely beautiful card! I love it all!

  6. A beautiful card Tracey!! I love the sassy image with the pretty chipboards. The Irish and birthday combo make one fabulous card for your friend;)

  7. Wow what a beautiful card definitely the best St Patricks Day card I have ever seen

  8. Hi tracey I know I already told you, but I just love this card :)

  9. This is absolutely beautiful.. I love the flowers and the frame and love the dainty flowers from the crochets hankie too...

  10. Absolutely beautiful. I love all the texture and dimension.

  11. Oh wow, this is just delightful with a wonderful vintage feel to it.
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