Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day with Alicia

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!  Alicia here today for Quick Quotes!  
I have used the new Joy Ride collection to create a few side step cards to celebrate the holiday!  My first dilemma was three leaves or four?  
I made a version of both, however, it did prompt me to do a little research on the subject.  I found that the shamrock is the three leaf version and is the official symbol of Ireland.  The shamrock refers to one distinct variety of clover.  The four leaf clover can be found in all varieties of clover and is very rare compared to the shamrock and therefore, is a symbol of good luck.

Basic Instructions for the side step cut:
  • Cut paper to 8.5"x 5.5" 
  • Make a cut 3" from the long edge that starts at 1" and goes to 6.5"
  • On the 3" side score at 1"(where the cut begins), 2", 3.25", 4.5" and 6.5"
  • On the 2,5" side score at 4.25"
  • Fold the 3" side accordion style and use a bone folder to sharpen creases

I made this version with four leaf clovers cut with my Cricut.  I cut Joy Ride 400  and then colored it with both Seafoam PowderPuff Chalking Ink and Evergreen PowderPuff Chalking Ink.  The small details really add to the card for instance the floss in the buttons.

The shamrocks are made with heart punches.  I punched 6 hearts and folded three.  I fully adhered the bottom layer of three and only put adhesive on half of the folded hearts to create a three dimensional shamrock.

Quick Quote Products Used:
Seafoam PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Evergreen PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Joy Ride 400
Joy Ride 200
Joy Ride 100

Other Products:
Stampin Up Celtic Knot stamp set
Scrappy Cat Elegant Memoir alpha stamp set
Fiskars Holiday Hooplah sentiment stamp set
Amazing Arts celtic stamp
Give a Hoot Cricut cartridge
Creative Memories heart punches
Stampin Up banner punch
buttons, floss, fiber, brads

Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a great holiday!!
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Martha Lucia Gomez said...

Great card and great instructions! Thank you for sharing this with us. Hugs, Martha Lucia

Donna said...

Love the design of this card!