Not sure why I am a little obsessed with making shamrocks out of the heart stamp in Polka Dot Punches (maybe because I live in Dublin???) This one I had in my mind to make 3 dimensional so it looked like it was popping off the card, but would still easily fit in an envelope to mail.
I started by stamping the stem with the partial words "laughter, joy, happiness" from Best Wishes & More stamp set. I received this set FREE when I attended Regional Training in Orlando last month! Then I stamped 3 of the heart stamps from Polka Dot Punches (one of the gifts you can received FREE with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration) in Garden Green and punched them with the new Full Heart punch (sorry…I’ve been calling it Large Heart for a while!) Then I folded them in half to make them look dimensional, placed the points close to the stem words on the Garden Green cardstock, then added a green Rhinestone brad to the center for a little bling. I used some more of the FREE Delicate Dots Designer Paper (another Sale-A-Bration selection for a $50 order) along the bottom and layered it onto Garden Green cardstock. I wrapped some White Taffeta Ribbon and tied a bow. I thought it needed a little something in the upper right corner of the base Certainly Celery card, so I stamped the 5 petal stamp from the Polka Dot Punches set twice on Whisper White and punched out the centers with my 1/2 circle punch. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out!
Here’s a side view so you can see the dimension. The Shamrock leaves do fold down easily.
Sets: Polka Dot Punches, Best Wishes & More
C/S: Certainly Celery, Garden Green, Basic Black, Whisper White, Delicate Dots DSP
Inks: Garden Green, Basic Black
Other: White Taffeta ribbon, green Rhinestone brad, Full Heart punch, 1/2 circle punch