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.
Leaky Shed Studio 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 ~