Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig

Happy St Patrick's Day to you all, and especially to my Irish Friends!

I've always adored Ireland - the landscape, the music, the traditions and, of course, the craic ;) - hopefully I'll be able to have a sup of the dark stuff tonight to celebrate ;) It's a funny thing that we British tend to celebrate St Paddy's Day more than our own national day!

When I was first asked by a friend to make her a Christening card with an image of rabbits at the bottom of a cross (to match a painting of a rabbit she was giving her grandson) I didn't think I'd be able to do it. But then I came across my PTI Bitty Baby Blessing set which by chance contained the perfect size bunny!


Stamps - Everyday Blessings(PTI)/Bitty Baby Blessings(PTI)
Card - Stamper's Select White/Aqua Mist
Paper - Pretty Pastels
Other - Copic Sketch Markers/Oval Nestabilities/Aqua Mist Twill ribbon (PTI)/computer generated sentiment

To stamp the bunny in reverse so it faced the other I simply stamped it on a spare flat piece of rubber, then stamped that onto the image - the outline was slightly faint but nothing going over it with a Copic Pen couldn't fix (and WAY better than my drawing skills!)

I'll leave you with my favourite Irish Blessing - and may the luck of the Irish be with you today!!

May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you
In the palm of his hand.

Kate xx

1 comment:

Caryn said...

Aren't you a clever cookie then?! Great work with the reverse stamping - I have NEVER got that to work!! Beautiful soft card, stunning.

By the way, I was all ready to place my order and the HS buttons were gone!! Decided to hang on and order it all when it's BIS! What did you get??

Am nearly finished Breaking Dawn - can't put it down, it's killing me!!

Caryn xxx