Saturday, March 3, 2012

Shamrocks Don't Have to Be Green!

I don’t do a ton of decorating for St. Patrick’s day but seeing so many cute ideas inspired me to do SOMETHING. This was a very quick project that I could work into my non-seasonal mantle.

Gold Shamrock

I’ve been neglecting CoCo (my Silhouette Cameo) and she was sitting on my desk, staring at me petulantly. She needed to be involved!

SIlhouette Gold Vinyl

I decided to combine one of the iconic  colors of St. Patrick’s day, gold, with its traditional shape the shamrock, and cut my shamrock from gold Expressions vinyl.  I found this great shape with the swirls in the Silhouette online store.

Gold Shamrock Closeip

I simply framed a piece of green suede / velvet scrapbook paper cut to size and then placed the shamrock on top of the glass. Of course I needed to add some rhinestones because it’s what I do! The center is one black rhinestone with smaller green rhinestones that fortunately fit perfectly around it!

Gold Luck

At the same time I cut my shamrock, I cut the letters LUCK from the same gold vinyl. I absolutely love being able to do exactly what you want in the same project...add a text box on the same page as a shape; choose the font from what's already installed on your computer etc.

Embellished the letters randomly with more black rhinestones. Easy project and the best part is everything was already on hand!
Shamrock Gold

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Christine said...

Very very pretty! Sounds like you are having fun with CoCo!

Anonymous said...

i like :D

is there an A on the end of coco? lol

Julie E said...

Gold is the new green. Haha. This is great. I'd love for you to share at my St. Patty's link party. :)

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

Really cute! I hope you'll link this up to my St. Patty's Day Project Parade.

Justine said...

Stopping by from the Sunday Showcase Party!

The Tablescaper said...

So cute and perfectly seasonal. I'd love to have you join me at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper