Yep, I am part Irish lass and proud of it! That is why I cannot possibly keep from using this stamp for this week's Color My Heart Color Dare...even though it is from Verve! The Color My Heart blog has a different Color Dare each week, and this week the colors are Olive, Sweet Leaf, and Goldrush. I promised myself this year that I would not limit myself creatively to only one brand, even thought I love my Close to My Heart products so much. The rest of my project is CTMH, except the frame that I already had laying around, and I really love the way the marriage turned out! ;)
The neutrals I chose to go with this week's colors are Cocoa (Dark Chocolate) and Champagne with a tiny bit of Colonial White in the Dark Chocolate Striped Grosgrain Ribbon that you see at the top. Next to that ribbon, I stamped a strip of Sweat Leaf Cardstock with the screen background stamp from My Acrylix Stamp set D1477 Universal Backgrounds. I stamped the beautiful sentiment in Cocoa Exclusive Ink onto Champagne Cardstock and matted it with Olive.
Each of these little shamrocks were stamped onto Sweet Leaf Cardstock using the Olive Mini Pigment Ink and hand trimmed when dry. They can be found on the retired Joyful Jar My Acrylix Stamp Set. Make sure you give your pigment inks time to dry! They sit on top of the paper instead of soaking in, so they take a bit of time.
My background paper is one of the B&T Duos from the Florentine Paper Packet. These leaves I stamped on the background are from a retired stamp CTMH set called Dragonfly & Friends. I used a bit of the Bronze Glitter Glitz Gel and some Brown and Tan Sparkles to give it some interest and attract the eye. :)
Now, just like every week, it's YOUR turn! Make any kind of paper creation with your Sweet Leaf, Olive, and Goldrush colored supplies and link up to us over at Color My Heart! We would love to see what you create! :)