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Lucky Shamrock Mini Shaker Layout

Clear Scraps--Mini Shaker--St. Patrick's Day Card

Hi there everyone!  Laura here with you today, to share a little inspiration for the St. Patrick's holiday!Clear_Scraps_Mini Shaker_St. Patrick's Card(1)

This card would be a great "hi how are ya" card to send during the month of March or to say Happy St. Patty's!

It starts with painting the frame on the cute Mini Shaker Flag with black acrylic paint.  While that dries, it's time to start the rest of the card.  The base is made out of black cardstock, cut and folded to make a 5&1/2" by 4&1/4" A2 size card.  To make the layering piece, white cardstock was cut into a 5&1/4" by 4" mat.  Next up, was to create the background pattern using the Clear Scraps 5x9 GEO Burst Stencil.

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These stencils are fun and easy to use so you can customize your background on a card, scrapbook LO, or anything you'd like.  Here I used a mix of 3 different shades of green distress ink and blended them slightly as I went.   Super quick and easy using a sponge applicator!  The stencil was a wee bit smaller than my card front, you could just move it--or do like I did, and brush ink along the bottom and top edge of the stencil to fill it in.  You could also mask it, but I wanted to add the 1/8" strip of orange cardstock to mimic the flag colors.  This mat piece was then added to the card front.  If you'd like to see more of the 5x9 stencils, you can find all of the different options HERE in the Clear Scraps store.

The final step was to finish the flag.  I traced out the flag on green, white and orange cardstock, then trimmed it to fit the base of the shaker and glued each piece.

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I glued down the frame layers, added some sequins, then glued down the acrylic layer (remembering to take off the protective coating on each side!) and finally added the painted black frame.  A little bow and twine finish the card off perfectly!


Thanks for stopping by today!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Mini Shaker Flag, 5x9 GEO Burst Stencil

Other:  Acrylic paint-black, Cardstock-green, white, orange, black, Distress Ink-Mowed Lawn, Pine Needles and Twisted Citron, ribbon, twine, sequins, glue.


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