St. Patrick’s Day is Monday so I made some cards to send out to family. I used Teddy Bear Parade for the bear. Actually, I had made lots and lots of naked 3″ bears at one point and still had plenty left for this project, so all I had to do was dress him up! I used glitter glue on his hat buckle and the pot of gold.
For the base, I used a freebie from 2011 from Svgcuts. In Silhouette Design Studio, I sized the base to 4 inches high and then mirrored it to the right, nudged them together and welded. To make the “inside” of the card, I used the rectangle tool to place a rectangle right over the opening between the rainbow and the clouds, then welded.
To make the blue mat for the inside, I copied this whole piece, used the knife tool to disconnect the front from the back on the copy and discarded the front. Then I made an Internal Offset, and cut that in light blue. I made Internal Offsets of the clouds, too, to put inside the card.
You wouldn’t think so, but the clouds are not congruent (That’s a math term! It means identical in form. I learned that word in high school, but was reminded of it at lunch the other day, so SCORE! I get to actually use a “new” word!!) so I had to really pay attention to get the right clouds in the right positions on the card.
One thing I would change if I made this card again is the size of the pot of gold. I made the leprechauns’ outfits and the pots of told before I figured out what kind of card I wanted to make. The gold was intended to be held in the leprechaun’s hand, so it’s really small. It needs to be bigger for where I placed it, but I ran out of time and had to get the cards in the mail, so . . .
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!