Hi Crafty Friends! It’s Kayla from HoneyBee Paper Co back on the blog!
How are we already at the end of February and preparing for St. Patrick’s Day?! This holiday is so fun and I love all the shades of greens and golds, so I decided to create an ombre green card.
To begin, let’s gather some supplies.
- Cardstock Warehouse Cardstock Papers: Sour Apple, Gumdrop Green, Jellybean Green, Gold Mirror, Sirio Ultra Black
- 2- Way Zig Pen
- Crafter’s Tape
- Mounting Tape
- Cutting Machine
- A7 Card (white) and Envelope
For this card, I am using the phrase “luck” with a few shamrocks. Open up Design Space, and search for image #M71DA340 (“good luck”). I then used the “contour” feature on Design Space to get it exactly how I wanted.
Next, I added the horseshoe (image #M3349B). For this specific image, I “ungrouped” the horseshoe, deleted the unwanted layers and the unwanted score lines, and then “contoured” the other pieces that I did not want as well. This left me with a solid horseshoe and the top layer horseshoe with the circles. Lastly, I added small shamrocks.
Next, I used my cutting machine to cut out the word “Luck” in three different shades of green.
Then, I cut out different sizes of shamrocks.
Lastly, I cut out the horseshoe using the Gold Mirror and Sirio Ultra. Layer these two cuts.
Once all my pieces were cut, I then began layering my letters on top of each other. When layering the letters, make sure you are leaving enough of each color showing to give an ombre effect.
Then, I used my crafter’s tape to adhere the letters onto a white A7 card (5” x 7”). Be sure to leave a space between the “L” and the “C” for the horseshoe cut.
Next, I used mounting tape and added it to the back of the horseshoe and added it to the card.
The final step for this card is adding the cute little Gold Mirror shamrocks. I placed these wherever I thought they looked good without covering up the phrase.
And there we have it! Easy right?!
Thank you for following along with me today!
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Kayla from HoneyBee Paper Co
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