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With the thought of spring comes green, and with green comes St. Patty’s day! And of course, having a bit of the “ole’ Irish blood in me self”, I had to create a card for the occasion!

I absolutely love ink splatters… I use them all the time on my cards. I really liked the masking technique Jennifer McGuire used in her most recent video, and thought this would be fun to do with my ink splatters you see here…


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I began by creating my mask inside my Silhouette Studio. I used the font “Chalkboard”, sized at 122 pt. I then increased the height to 2.6″. This creates more taller letters, which I wanted for my card. Ungrouping the letters, I rearranged and altered the angles of each, just to add some fun interest to the font. Below is a screen shot of the result…


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After my mask was designed, I cut it out of some white cardstock with my Silhouette Cameo.

I laid my mask onto a piece of watercolor paper, cut to 3 3/4″ by 5 1/2″. With some Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint and Wild Honey distress inks, I began adding ink splatters to the inside letters of the mask. I dried each layer of ink splatters completely before moving on to the next color. I added multiple layers of each ink color; about six layers total between the three inks.

After making sure my ink splatters were completely dry, I inked the inside of the letters with some Mowed Lawn ink and an ink blending tool. I then removed the mask from my panel.


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I used the stamp set “Newton’s Antics” to selectively stamp the “you’re my” sentiment with Versamark ink and Princess Gold embossing powder. I then added a bit of Wink of Stella clear glitter to the letters in the word “lucky”, just to add some shimmer.

My watercolor panel is layered atop of a piece of black cardstock, and a scalloped white cardstock strip and some golden yellow ribbon are added to the bottom of the panel.


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The card base is created from some more watercolor paper, cut to 6 1/2″ by 5″. I chose a larger sized card for this because I wanted my letters to be a bit larger. You could size the letters smaller than mine to achieve the same look on a smaller card and still get the same results. I splattered the card base with the same three distress inks used on the word “lucky”. This helped tie it all together.

Finally, I die cut a heart from some white cardstock using the Simon Says Stamp “Hearts Parade” die and inked it with some of the Mowed Lawn distress ink. I then added a coating of the Wink of Stella glitter and adhered it on top of the ribbon knot on the card panel.

And that completes my St. Patty’s day card for today! I hope you’ve enjoyed and I also encourage you to check out Jennifer McGuire’s take on the ink splatters and masking technique too!

Thanks for stopping by! :)



This card is submitted into the Addicted to Stamps and More “Holiday” challenge #133, the Addicted to CAS “Distress” challenge #58, and the Simon Says Stamp “Just a Hint of Clover” Monday challenge.


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8 Responses

  1. meihsialiu says:

    Such a beautiful card! Simply elegant. :)

  2. Kylie says:

    Great technique!! Love the design and those splatters – genius!! Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS xx

  3. This is nothing short of BRILLIANT! I would’ve never thought to make a sentiment out of splatters and I absolutely love how it turned out. It is so wonderfully whimsical and it reminded me of some of my favorite childrens’ book illustrations. I also like how you added a great sense of dimension with the ribbon and heart. Thank you so much for sharing your work with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  4. BarbGhig says:

    Clever design and I love your splatters in the background! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Addicted to CAS!

  5. Sue says:

    Very pretty card and lovely inking! Thank you for sharing at ATSM.

  6. Wei Wei Wang says:

    Awesome! Love your fresh green color! Thank you for sharing at ATSM.

  7. Tanja says:

    I love your ink splatters and your heart bow – thanks for playing along with us at ATSM

  8. c says:

    Your splattered Lucky is wonderfully eye-catching! You’ve definitely mastered Jennifer’s technique! Thank you for sharing your holiday-themed card in the ATSM gallery!

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