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Thursday, March 16, 2017

It's Celebration Time Over at Cute Card Thursday!

Hello friends!
Swinging by to share a new challenge with you over at
CUTE CARD THURSDAY
The challenge this week is "Celebrations"!  Looking forward to seeing your lovely creations!

I thought that with St. Patrick's Day tomorrow, that this would be a good one to add to the "celebrations" list...so this is what I've come up with for this challenge:
I thought it would be fun to pull out the MFT Beast Friends stamp set and color one of them in a greenish color for St. Patty's Day!   I used the one "beast" with his hand sticking out so that I could add a gold coin in it.  Thanks with the help of my Cricut Explore, I was able to cut out a pot of gold with coins to put inside as well as a fun little hat for my beastie to wear.  :)  I actually used a bow tie from a different stamp set (Lawn Fawn Snow Cool), cut it out and attached it to the hat.  I colored it in along with the strip on his hat with a green metallic gel pen.

For the background on my card front, I pull out my new Ranger Distress Oxide Inks and made a cool background with the Broken China and Faded Jeans colors.  For the rainbow, I cut the strips from the MFT Die-namics End of the Rainbow dies with some white card stock and a piece of Stick-It double sided adhesive sheet over it.  I glued each piece to my card front and then peeled back the adhesive from one strip, then added the glitter color.  I moved on to each strip until I had them all covered with the different glitter colors.  I cut out two clouds from the same die set.  One I added in front of the rainbow for the pot of gold and the beastie to stand on, and the other at the top of the card front.  I then took the Lawn Fawn Puffy Clouds Border dies to cut out a piece for the bottom of my card front.  The pot of gold/beastie cloud was popped up with foam tape over the cloud border.

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from the MFT Delicious Birthday (Not in shop, so it may be retired?) at the bottom left corner of the cloud border.

Here's a close-up view of the beastie:
The camera captured the sparkle of the rainbow glitters along with the metallic shine on his hat.  You can also see the gold "coins" that are in the pot with all the dimension.  I cut the coins out with some gold foil card stock.  The one in his hand is a bit blurry, but you can still see the shine! :)

I thought this would be good for St. Patrick's Day or even a birthday (if they have one on St. Patty's Day!) or for someone that just has a cause for celebrating! :)

I had fun getting creative with this one!  Hope you like it too!
Be sure to stop by the challenge blog and check out the rest of the inspiration and be sure to play along with us this week!   We love seeing your creations!

Thanks for dropping by this morning!
Please stay tuned....I have another post coming shortly!

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HUGS & SMILES
*Vicki*

CHALLENGES:
1.  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Bit O' Green

2.  Addicted to Stamps & More - Holidays

3.  A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes

25 comments:

Chrissy said...

Look at that beautiful sparkly rainbow and your little Beastie is adorable holding his gold coin..FABulous card Vicki.

luv CHRISSYxx

Debra K. said...

Brilliant St. Patrick's Day card Vicki! Love the whole design from the gorgeous glittery rainbow, the cute pot of gold and the beast's hat with his cool trim and bow. I just love everything about your card!! Debra x

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning rainbow Vicki and love this card, so cheery.xx ♥[aNNie]

Aileen Ryan said...

Fabulous card Vicki, just love that rainbow, if you could just point me in the right direction for the pot of gold. So many wonderful features in this card.

Linda Simpson said...

This is wonderful Vicki, love the rainbow and the cute image.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Heidi Stamps said...

What a fun card! I love the sparkley rainbow and your green monster! The distress oxide background looks fab!

Dawn Frost said...

Love your glittery rainbow and pot of gold!

Donna Ellis said...

Aw, so cute, Vicki! Your rainbow scene is pure delight, and the St. Patrick's Day theme is darling. I especially like your little "beasty" leprechaun wishing good luck and golden smiles to everyone! Your glittery rainbow is beautiful! Darling! hugs, de

Carol L said...

What a fun St Patrick's day card! I just LOVE that sparkly rainbow and all those gold coins! Cute cute card!!

jimlynn said...

Too cute and fun. I really think he found the pot of gold at the end of that beautiful rainbow. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your coloring on this little beast! Wow!
Lynn

Diane said...

Beautiful sparkly rainbow Vicki with your stitched clouds and little beast. Such a cute design.

Hugs Diane

Bobby said...

A lot of work went into this card, Vicki, and it shows. That glitter rainbow is beautiful and your beastie is adorable with his little hat and coin. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Addicted to Stamps and More.

Fiki said...

love this super adorable card!

Tammy said...

Awww this is so cute Vicki! That little beast is adorable and I absolutely love the sparkly rainbow!
Hugs, Tammy

Lori Kobular said...

I love your green Beast! He looks awesome in front of the beautiful sparkly rainbow! Such a fun Saint Patrick's Day card! It surely made me smile!

Rhonda Miller said...

What a fun card. I love the adorable Yeti.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Love this little beastie! An ADORABLE card Vicki!

Babs Watson said...

Gorgeously cute card Vicki love the sparkle on your rainbow and your cute little leprechaun is so sweet..

Hugs Babs x

Jerrie said...

Love all the sparkle on your rainbow...your little irish guy is looking for the corned beef and cabbage!!

crafty-stamper said...

Great card and love the sparkly rainbow
Carol x

Donna said...

Such an adorable card Vicki, love this little green beast and your rainbow is amazing with so much sparkle. Wish I could find a pot of gold like this! :) Donna ♥ x

Nonni said...

Your glittery rainbow looks stunning! I don't know if I would have had the patience to make it so I appaude you here, great job! The whole card is so detailed and cute.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

So beautiful you composed this card! I love the glow of the rainbow and the sweet monster :-) Such a funny card
Hugs,
BożenA

Teresa Kline said...

hi vicki! this is the cutest card, luv the sweet rainbow and the little cool green beast! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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cm said...

Treating myself to a second helping of your fabulous Yeti-prehaun, whose green fur has me smiling brightly! The rainbow, sparkling in your pretty inked sky, and sporting its pot of gold...sheer genius! LOVE x LOVE this! So thrilled you shared your creativity in the Addicted to Stamps and More gallery!
Hugs~carol

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