I have always enjoyed the approach of St. Patrick's Day
beauuse it meant that Spring would be here in no time.
But not until my clever son-in-law entered our lives did I realize how much fun
this celebration could be. Now that he is one of the creative forces
on the Snapdragon Snippets design team, it seems only fitting to put together
a letter box ensemble dedicated to the "Irish" in all of us!
See how many symbols of LUCK festoon this creation! Nearly all are from the Snapdragon Snippets offerings in the Silhouette online store. (Perhaps YOU already own some - wouldn't that by LUCK-y!)
Letter 'L' comes first, with celtic knot shapes adorning the accent shape on the front. A trio of shamrocks arches above it. This shape was created from a card adornment, replicated, overlapped and welded. A separate outline shape of the trio is created as an internal offset, cut from Silhouette's double-sided adhesive, applied and then glitter-ized.
In the middle is the "argyle" C, with swirly four-leaf clover. Tiny heart shape plus a smaller adhesive/glitterized heart has button "holes" added to make a center accent.
Y is the caboose, fanci-fied with more double-sided adhesive, cut as two shamrock swirls that are adhered and trimmed to size before the glitter is added. Enlarged horseshoe "charm" hangs from the Y's arm as the final bit of luck. Note that it is turned up to catch lots of good "fortune". In fact, now that I think of it, when that shape is added, it actually makes this ensemble say:
All the letters are created as "lid" plus "base" from bazzill card stock, assembled, boxed, hot glued together, embellished, then hot glued to a decorative paper-covered base of foam core.
Shapes used: (from Snapdragon Snippets)
letter boxes L U C K Y
3d leprechaun hat
a2 card (shamrock for welded trio)
background shamrocks (Y flourish)
bow - narrow (bowtie)
(from other designers) pot of gold (rainbow)
celtic knot shapes (coming soon from new designer)