Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

     We had our St. Patrick's Day meal a day early since I have to work tomorrow. The menu was: corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, a new Irish bread recipe ( it was so good, thanks Trish!) and lime jello for dessert. I love the red brisket rather than the gray. I realized years ago that if you add 5 peppercorns and 2 garlic cloves to the water you never have a salty corned beef and it just pulls apart. Yummm!
     The challenge at Just Us Girls this week was to try a new technique: acrylic smash! There is a great tutorial at I also combined this with a challenge on the circut circle blog where you had to show your green.
     I chose to cut the acrylic piece using my Imagine and the image is one preloaded on the machine. The white card stock is cut with the same 3" image. For my "smash" part I used an adirondack gold dabber and the stamp is from studio G stamped in forest green StazOn ink.
     The plaid background paper is from DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Boy. I wanted a soft green so the image of the shamrocks would stand out. The gold shamrocks are cut using the Celebrate With A Flourish cartridge @ 1.5".  I love this shiny gold it's a scrap I had left over (I think from a Christmas project).
     The sentiment is also from the studio G stamp set that I backed with green card stock cut using a spellbinders die. Of course I had to use some ribbon and the beautiful gradient jewels from Creative Charms.
     The inside says "Everyone is Irish for a day". Originally I was going to use these shamrocks on the front but I decided to go with the gold instead so I thought, what the heck, I'll put these on the inside, lol. Hope you all enjoy being Irish for the day. Top 'O the Day to ya!!!


Audrey Frelx said...

Mary, what a pretty card! I like the touch of pink added!

Maria Levine said...

What a fun St. Patty's Day Card! Nice job and thanks so much for playing along with JUST US GIRLS this week.

Kathryn B said...

So glad you could play along with JUGS this week Mary! Your card is so festive for St. Patty's day! Hhhhmm I will have to try the garlic and peppercorns in my cornbeef next year!

Elise said...

Oh, m'dear! Happy DAY-O-THE-GREEN to ya! I'm just proud as green punch to see your application of the fine JUGS technique challenge! This card is certain to ensure a KISSABLY IRISH day for your and your sweeties! THANKS for sharin' your yummy tips for "the MEAL!" AND this fine, fine creation! We're thrilled you joined the fun with JUST US GIRLS! Yee HAW!

Andrea M said...

Happy St. Paddy's day!!! This is just the perfect celebration of tis holiday!!! What a fantastic use of the smash technique!!! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls!

Dana Gustafson said...

Oooh! Lovin the gold smash! Great inside of your card too! Thanks for getting painty with Just Us Girls this week!

Snowmanlover said...

HI Mary!
Thanks for the invite to your blog !
Thank you for your sweet comment on mine!
Nice to meet a new friend!!
Hugs, barb