Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Good Luck To You! ~ Peachy Keen Spotlight

Hi Crafty Friends! Welcome to Luv Scrapping Together!

Today is my day to share a project on the Peachy Keen Stamps Blog.

Now that Valentine's Day has passed I thought it fitting to share a wee bit of green!

For over a week I've had this cute little leprechaun all colored just waiting for the perfect background. When I received my Peachy Picks I knew I had the perfect papers but I was still a little stuck. When that happens I start looking for card sketches. There are so many sites on the internet that offer inspiration but the sketch I used for this card is from Mojo Monday.


This little leprechaun is from PK-297 Kiss Me Leprechaun. I colored him with Prisma Colored Pencils and blender. His face was colored with Copic markers. I added a bit of gold to his buckles with Gold Stickles and popped him up with foam tape.

 I cut a few shapes from the Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge which I used to showcase my leprechaun and sentiment.  The sentiment is from PKSC-02 Peachy Keen Stamps Club. I love the paper and embellishments on this card! They are all from the February Peachy Picks.

I decided to heat emboss and glitter the background with PK-299 Lucky Day Shamrock background stamp. When I heat emboss I always prepare the cardstock so that I get a clean embossed image.

You can purchase embossing tools but I chose to make my own with a baby sock, baby powder, and cornstarch. Just mix equal parts of both and put it in some type of cotton sock or pouch. Pounce on your cardstock before stamping. This will keep random flecks of embossing powder from sticking to the cardstock where there is no ink. The powder seems to disappear once I have used my heat gun but if it doesn't you can easily brush it way.

Thanks for visiting me today. Be sure to check out the Peachy Keen Blog for more Peachy inspiration.

I'll see you tomorrow with another project!

Until then...
Happy Crafting!

I'm adding this project to the challenge at:

The Paper Variety ~ Photo Inspiration

The Irish influence is what inspired me along with the greens and auburn colors.

I won at TPV!


Amanda said...

Oh my Saundra, your card is so super cute!!! I love the design of this card and thanks for the embossing tip too..

Scrappy hugs,
Amanda :0)

Houses Built of Cards said...

This is just DARLING Saundra!!! And I love the tips for embossing! Definitely have to give that a try sometime soon!!!

June Houck said...

Oh, how sweet, Saundra! Great job with that sketch :)

Amy said...

This is so cute- I love that leprachaun and how you did the heat embossing of the background!! :)Amy

Glora said...

Wow, this is seriously GORGEOUS!!! I love the way you colored the leprechaun and the Peachy picks coordinate so beautifully. I also love to look at sketches when a card design isn't coming right away. This one is BEAUTIFUL! Hugs- Glora

Unknown said...

Very cute card !
Luck of the Irish lol
Thank you for the tip as well
Hugs Tammy

Pam (AKA CraftyK) said...

OMG this is adorable...I love everything about it!!

Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

Love your card! Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Variety!

Sherrie K. said...

AWESOME card!! Your leprechaun is adorable-cute little face! Nice layout/design!
Sherrie K

Michelle said...

this is very adorable I love how you used the background stamp sooo pretty !!!

Rosie said...

this card is adorable

Suzy said...

Super cute card Saundra! Thanks for sharing at The Paper Variety :) Happy Leap Year! ;)

Jennie Garcia said...

This is so adorable!! I can totally see the inspiration!! You have such an awesome ability to combine pattern papers together!! TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @

Scrappy Mel said...

LOVE HIM!! He's adorable! :)

- Mel

Caroli Schulz said...

Cute card! I love the colors and the cute leprechaun <3
Thank you for playing along with us at The Paper Variety :)