A best friend is like a four leaf clover:
hard to find and lucky to have.
One of my dear hostess-club ladies said she wanted to make something to give her co-workers to wear on St. Patrick’s day (March 17) so they wouldn’t get pinched. Well, I’ve never designed jewelry with paper craft products so it was a good challenge for me. I came up with this little ditty on the left and a coordinating basket with mint patties. Cambria Turnbow created a great tutorial for making these mint-patty baskets here: Stamp a Little Love.
The pin on the left uses So Saffron card stock with the scallop punch and other circle punches, and the Delight in Life paper from last year’s Sell-a-bration. I sandwiched the Delight in Life circle and scallop with a aluminum metal edge tag. To make the center, I stamped the shamrock image from the Pinch Proof stamp set and used the Heat & Stick powder to add the new detailed glitter for some bling.
If you haven’t used the Heat and Stick powder to add glitter . . . here’s how it works:
- Rub your cardstock with your embossing buddy to remove static.
- Stamp your image with VersaMark ink.
- Sprinkle the Heat & Stick powder over the image much like you would with embossing powder.
- Heat the image with your heat gun until the Heat & Stick powder melts.
- Add your glitter.
- Re-heat the image to set the glitter.
After I punched the shamrock image out with a circle punch, I used a glue dot to add it to one of our build-a-brads. Unfortunately, nothing sticks to glitter very well, so I couldn’t get the clear buttons to stay to the top of the shamrock. But . . . Crystal Effects works beautifully. I added a few brads and a pin-back from the jewelry section of Hobby Lobby, and ta da . . . shamrock jewelry. Here’s another look.
A spry little tip agin for the wearin’ o’ the green –
Never iron a four-leaf clover, because you don’t want to press your luck. ~Author Unknown