Kiss Me, I’m Irish! Authentique Shamrock Card Tutorial
Hello, Friends! Well, Valentine’s Day is past, so you know what that means don’t you? Yes! It’s time for the wearin’ o the green! I’m here today to help you get ready for Saint Patrick’s Day with a trio of totally adorable vintage style cards. This Authentique Shamrock Card Tutorial will have you itching to dig into your crafty stash and get your green on!
Working with this collection is an Irish girl’s dream come true. Especially in the gloomy month of February! All this green makes my heart want to sing! Each of these 5″ x 5″ top fold cards uses the same basic “recipe.” This means, you can make a stack of cards in a very short amount of time. Just cut all your panels, die cut your embellishments and make your own assembly line!
I broke out some dies to make these festive rosettes and ribbon banners. Make a whole stack of them before you start, then you can zip right through the creative process.
You can give each card its own unique feel simply by altering the focal image and the placement of the embellishments a bit.
Authentique Shamrock Card Tutorial: The Party’s on the Inside
Lest you should think that I overlooked the interior of these gloriously green cards, here’s a peek at the inside.
I’ve filled the interior with lots of fun little interactive elements that make each card feel just like a party!
Authentique Shamrock Card Tutorial on YouTube
So are you ready to get your craft on? I’ve prepared a video tutorial for you. In it, we will learn how to quickly and easily build a pocket card base. We will decorate the interior of the card, and build the little wallet that tucks into the pocket. Then we’ll decorate the card front together. I think you’re going to be surprised at how quickly and easily these cards come together.
One quick note: for some reason, I got it into my crazy head that the name of this collection was Emerald. It is not. It is SHAMROCK. So whenever you hear me say “Emerald” wag your finger at me and say, “Shamrock, Kathy! Shamrock!” I apologize for the glitch!
You’ll find a linked supply list for the products I’ve used at the end of this post. Now get out your notebook and pencil, because class is in session! Enjoy!
If I’ve shared some tips and tricks that you can use in your own crafty adventures, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Thanks for stopping by!
Supply List and Product Links: Authentique Shamrock Card Tutorial
- Little Birdie Crafts Renae Classic Flower Assortment
- Forest Green Taffeta, Gold Metallic String
- Tim Holtz Mini Rosettes Strip Die
- Ribbon Flags Strip Die
- Gold Doily, or Chipboard Element
- Stick Pins and Buttons from my stash