Friday, March 16, 2012

Irish Edwin

My son-in-law is 100% Italian born on St. Patrick's Day so this card is for him.


Of course Edwin has to be dressed in green. He is colored with copics and his tie has little white dots on it. I edged the papers with a dark green marvy ink pad that I have had for years and years. The pad stamped okay for the swirls but when I edged with it pieces of the pad broke off adding bits of dots around the image. I used a tissue and tried to smooth the dots out a bit. The dark green clover or flower is done with 4 scalloped hearts from stampabilities and edged with a light green chalk ink. The lime green flower has a brad in the middle. The brads in the corner have their prongs broken off and attached with glue dots because I didn't decide to put them on until the card was all put together. The swirls are from the angel company. The green cardstock from DCWV around Edwin was run embossed with dots and then I used a piece of sandpaper to take the color off. I used the saying May the road rise to meet you... Irish saying for the inside.
This card fits in perfectly with the green challenge over at Just Magnolia.

27 comments:

Danni said...

Wonderful card!

Barb Hardeman said...

What a super great card Peggie! Hugs...Barb <><

Card Crazy said...

Nothin' quite as cute as an Italian Irishman! Cute idea and cute card.
Sue S.

julieprice3 said...

Edwin looks very handsome in his green suit Peggie
Hugs Julie P

cabio's craft corner said...

Cool green scheme and this Edwin card is so darling Peggie :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

quiltindiva said...

Oh your card is just too cute! Love all the green!

Cathy -Mercieschild said...

Peggie, I love him, he is so cute and right in the St. Pat's mood . What an awesome card. Thank your for sharing it ..hugs ,Cathy

Karen said...

This stamp looks great in green! What a great card!! : )

Paper Tails said...

Great card! Love all that green.

Karen

Candy said...

Great job, Peggy!!
Hugs, Candy

Danielle said...

What a sweet card Peggie. I love Edwin, I am certain your son in law will love it too. Hugs.

Lizabeth said...

Just in time for St. Patty's Day and so charming. The flourishes seem to billow out with his arms, and the angled background pieces add a pleasing interests.

x0x
LL

Eve said...

beautiful coloring! I feel like hugging him back! :-)

Cathy Lee said...

Sweet card, Peggie. Love the awesome greens. Perfect for this time of year.
Hugz,
Cathy Lee

Louise said...

Cute card, Edwin is adorable in green
Louise

syllie said...

Gorgeous card Peggie, I love the green. And also Edwin looks very handsome.
xxxSylvia

cathylynn said...

Peggie this card is fabulous. I love the layout with all the great shades of green. Your son in law will treasure this card! Great job!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Chelsea said...

Love him in green!

Linda said...

Oh I am sure he will love this card peggie!!!! the colors are beautiful and Edwin is really adorable!!!!! Gorgeous card!!!!

Mascha van Dijk Zimmerman said...

He looks so happy on this pretty card! Beautiful, bye Mascha

Linda Palmer said...

Peggie, this is some awesome coloring on this beautiful card. I love your Edwin and the fabulous card.

Sandy said...

Luck of the Irish be with you Peggy! Cute card - Mr. Edwin is perfect and the greens are fabulous!!
Sandy

Elle said...

St. Paddy's day here we come!

*Vicki* said...

Really adorable Edwin card! He looks so great in St. Patty's Day greens!! ;) P.S. You could add this to our current Just Magnolia challenge this week if you want to play along!! HUGS

Glittered Paws said...

Love him all dresseds up in his green suit - as always great coloring and love the whole layout of your project. Great job.

Doreen Horats, Clayton said...

Hi, you did a great job on the coloring. Really sweet card.
Have a great weekend.
Blessings Doreen

Kathy Gerace said...

Great card!! Your coloring is just perfect.
Love your sense of humor!! My hubby is Italian/Irish by birth - what a combo :(
Huggeroonies