Shake the Shamrocks for Good Luck

2:37:00 PM Venus and Luanne @ Sisters Craft Cafe 19 Comments

A Shamrock is a symbol of Ireland and it was used by St. Patrick to symbolize the Christian Trinity. Though we don't celebrate St. Patrick's day here in the Philippines, the Shamrock is believed to be a symbol of good luck. But for us Pinoys, the Shamrock is more popularly known as a brand of a native delicacy called "Otap".


 Today, I got a freebie shamrock digi from Waltzingmouse, yey!! They gave out some freebies to kick off Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Party.

To make the shaker:
I colored the digi with Crayola color pencils and Faber-Castell color pens then cut it out into an oval shape using Spellbinders nesties die. I also cut out a few shamrocks from the digi. Then, I fixed a mounting tape around the shape of the oval, then sprinkled some silver stars into the oval, together with the cut out shamrocks.
Next, I placed a clear PVC over the oval and let it stick on the mounting tape. I decorated the PVC with an oval lacey frame and another layer of simple oval frame- both using Spellbinders die. 

To assemble the card: 
I followed the month's sketch by The Craft's Meow

The green patterned paper is from Echo Park Victoria collection. The scalloped border is from Echo Park Graceful Hybrid digitals. I added green gems and green ribbon. The sentiment --- I just wrote it since I don't have a "good luck" stamp.

This is my first ever shaker card and I really like how it turned out!

Challenges entered:
Waltzingmouse - March 2012 Blog Party
The Craft's Meow - March Sketch Challenge
Simon Says Stamp - Bit O Green
Simply Create Too - Challenge #9- It's Spring??

My sister and I are having a giveaway! Don't miss out, we're inviting everyone to join. Please visit my GIveaway Page for more info on how to join.

Thank you and come and visit again! - Venus

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  1. Wow! You made a SHAMROCK SHAKER CARD! I love it!! What a fabulous idea! Love your colouring on the image, and the beautiful papers! Stunning card!

  2. Beautiful colouring of the Waltzingmouse digi & I just love the beautiful oval frame you made for your shamrocks!! Sweet papers too;)

  3. WOW...excellent job! LOVE all the green!!!! Thanks so much for playing with us at The Craft's Meow!!!!

  4. Oh that's such a great idea to make a shamrock shaker card (hee, made me think of McDonald's writing that with their famous Shamrock Shakes :) I love how you paired it with a good luck sentiment! Such an elegant design with the patterned paper you chose and the lovely oval die cut. So glad you could join the blog party today with this beautiful creation, Venus!

  5. Did I mention how much I love your coloring??? :)

  6. This is amazing. So very beautiful and creative. Love it!

  7. LOVE this shaker card...
    can't believe it's your first one...
    it's stunning!
    The coloring is fabulous...
    as is the papers...
    A gorgeous card! :)

  8. I did not know that about the trinity, or I forgot ! TFS Your card is so pretty. ….. Beautiful , love the way you made it a shaker card. The framing of the shaker part is so elegant too!

  9. love your framed/shaker image, oh so pretty!

  10. What a fun shaker shamrock card! what a clever idea!

  11. This is a gorgeous shaker card, Venus!! Love your colouring and your card turned out wonderful!!

  12. What a great idea! I love the shaker frame! Very creative and unique. The pretty green ribbon and gems really tie it all together. Beautiful card!

  13. wonderful Spring shaker card--love it. Thank you for entering Simply Create Too's Challenge #9--"It's Spring???"

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  14. what a fun idea to turn the image into a shaker card

  15. Beautiful shaker card and congratulations for being featured on Waltzing Mouse's blog! Thanks for sharing

  16. Sorry this is so late, trying to catch up! Just wanted to say I loved your shaker shamrock card!

    Chris L.


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