Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Sweet Little Irish Girl

Hi There!

**This Card was Featured on the CARDS Create Blog 3/15/12**

I was in a creative mood this morning and I came across this darling little image in my embellishment pile and I couldn't believe I didn't make a card with her to send out this year. I have sent my St. Patrick mailings, so I will have to put this in my keep box for next year and I can say I am one prepared! :-)))

I cherish making cards with vintage images, so when I come across one  I like I save it.

Here is what I have to share today!
I started with a Kraft card base and layered with a couple of patterns of paper.  Across the top, I die cut some cork I had in my stash for some visual interest and texture. Before moving onto focal image and embellishing, I tied a fussy seam binding bow on my lower panel adding a button and twine. 
Now the fun part of embellishing! I used some foam dots to add some dimension to my focal image adding some lace trim and buttons. I had the diecut Shamrock leftover from another make so I added to the upper right corner adding a vintage button to the center. I just think an Irish card needs a bit of GOLD don't You, so to complete my card, I added a gold glittered star of course embellished with a button!!!! Anyone who knows me knows I love my buttons! 

I am Joining in The Kraft Journal: Luck O The Irish
DYSU - Go Green
Thanks for Stopping by!
~Tammy~

31 comments:

Annette said...

beautiful card...love that vintage image and all the fun buttons...great ribbon and fun layout...love this Tammy...always so cute..

Rose Petal said...

Hello Tammy. This is really pretty and such a lovely image. Love the design too and lots of lovely texture.
With love, Sandra xxx

Creations by Shirl said...

Cute irish image on the card...
and of course adorable buttons....

Theresa said...

Hi Tammy - this is just gorgeous. I want to know how you tied that bow. I cannot get my seam binding to do that. Fabulous work friend!!

Doreen said...

What a fabulous card,love the image very vintage.xxx

Lesley said...

Wow,this is a piece of art! Your ribbon treatment is lovely!

Elaine said...

This is gorgeous Hugs Elaine

Elaine said...

This is gorgeous Hugs Elaine

Denise and Louise said...

Really pretty card and gorgeous vintage image.
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

Mary J said...

Tammy, that is so sweet! You are so brilliant at shabby chic!

Deb Neerman said...

WoWzA, this is stunning!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Yes, gold goes very well on a St. Patty's Day card! This is ultra sweet, especially because of that little girl image, but you have many lovely details here. The lace, the buttons, the glittery star...all good stuff!

Mrs A. said...

Loads of button interest on your card. Would never have thought of due cutting cork but it looks really good. Hugs Mrs A.

Di said...

Great card Tammy - perfect for St Patrick's Day. The die cut cork is inspired - did you think of the play on the name Cork I wonder? Di xx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwww! This is GORGEOUS!!! I loveeeeeeeee the colors, that vintage tag and loving the glittered star!!

VanessaB said...

so vintage. sooooo beautiful!! :)

Marivic (Berry71Bleu) said...

Tammy,

Hello! Very pretty Card! Just perfect for St. Patty's day! Just love your cards! Amazing work..keep it up!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I appreciate the lovely comment!

Sherrie K. said...

Aaaw, what a sweet image and I really like your layout of your card. The ribbon and buttons are a fabulous touch:) Great job!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Jules said...

Hi Tammy

What a gorgeous card!!!

I love all the different elements you bring into your work .. .. that cork looks brilliant and your ribbon flower!

Please don't apologise for not commenting on my blog. I am the world's worst at the moment.

Fantastic use of your snippets.

Love Jules xx

Tan's Hobbies said...

This card is too lovely, Tammy! Love the vintage' image, love the sparkling star and love the sweet button and great ribbon. Overall design is great!!

Emily Keaton said...

So adorable, Tammy! That vintage image is darling, and I agree--that spot of gold is perfect for this bit o' Irish card!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Brilliant St Patrick's day card Tammy xxx

Shellye said...

Beautiful card, Tammy! I love that cork border and your sweet shabby St Patty's embellishments! Thanks for playing along at The Kraft Outlet/Journal :)

Noor Nahdi said...

Such a darling card!!! TFS :)

Brandi said...

Wow! I love that little vintage image! Great use with it in the card layout!
Brandi

Pauline said...

This is gorgeous Tammy, I love the mix of green, cream and the cork/Kraft colour. Great textures, and that image is so sweet, a lovely vintage scene.

sandi said...

Oh wow! This is just so pretty! Love it!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS! I love that image, and your design perfectly showcases her! ;o)

Eve said...

Luv this sweet card! Luv the cork die cut out! Very nice design! :-)

Bernie said...

WOW don't think I've ever seen cork used on a card but it's brilliant. Fabulous card and you are one up on next year to boot.
Hugs

Stella said...

I am not an Irish girl but I fell in love with this beauty the moment I looked at it!
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