How to use a Cookie Cutter to create a Happy St Patrick’s Day Card?

You are reading this correctly. I don’t have a large clover stamp, so I improvised. I used a cookie cutter, to be the main focus point. Add a little sparkle and you have a Happy St Patrick’s Day Card.

You can use this technique with any cookie cutter that you may hand. Do you get frustrated trying out a new technique? Read to the end to see my tips of how to make this card successfully.

This Happy St Patrick's Day Card is created using a Clover Cookie Cutter and Garden Green Cardstock (147089) and Shimmery White Embossing Paste (145645)

SUPPLIES

Stamps:
Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370) *this stamp set has retired.

Inks:
Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Pad (147089)

Paper (including Cutting Dimensions):
Garden Green Cardstock {CS} (102584) 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, 3-3/4” x 4”, 1-1/4” x 2-1/2” & a Scrap
Basic White Cardstock {CS} (159276) 1-1/4” x 2-1/2” & 3-3/4” x 5” (Inside)
https://www.stampinup.ca/products/basic-white-8-1-2-x-11-cardstock?demoid=2018425

Accessories:
Bone Folder (102300)
Shimmery White Embossing Paste (145645)
Palette Knives (142808) – Long Skinny Knife
Double Oval Punch (154242)
Stampin’ Seal + (149699)
Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)
Medium Basic White Envelopes (159236)

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Fold the Garden Green CS in half and crease it using a Bone Folder. The fold should be along the left hand side.
  2. Open the container of Shimmery White Embossing Paste and stir it up using the Long Skinny Palette Knife. Apply a coat on the 3-3/4” x 4” Garden Green CS. Without letting Shimmery White Embossing Paste dry, push the cookie cutter into the paste. Remove the cookie cutter and wipe off the excess. If it didn’t come out like you wanted it to, you can smooth the Shimmery White Embossing Paste out using the Long Skinny Palette Knife and push the cookie cutter into it again. NOTE: I don’t think that the Shimmery White Embossing Paste is food grade, so I can’t say if you can use the cookie cutter for cookies anymore. Set aside to dry.
  3. Ink up the “happy st. patrick’s day” sentiment using the Garden Green ink. Stamp it onto the Basic White CS. Flip the Double Oval Punch over and punch out the sentiment using the smooth edged oval.
  4. Flip the Double Oval Punch over and punch out a piece of Garden Green CS using the scalloped edge oval. Adhere the stamped Basic White CS to the Garden Green scalloped edge CS using Stampin’ Seal +. Set aside
  5. Once the Shimmery White Embossing Paste is dry, (see a tip below), adhere this piece of Garden Green CS to the Garden Green card front using Stampin’ Seal +.
  6. Adhere the Basic White/ Garden Green layers to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
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Tips for using the Shimmery White Finish or Matte Finish Embossing Paste:

  1. You are applying a lot of moisture to the Garden Green CS, so it will want to curl. The finished card will be curled too much and may not stand up, this is why I didn’t apply it directly to the piece of 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” Garden Green CS.
  2. By setting it aside, this gives it a chance to dry. Now you can adhere it using a lot of Stampin’ Seal +. Make sure that you go as close to the edges to help straightened out the curl.
  3. If this is a new bottle of Shimmery White Finish or Matte Finish Embossing Paste, carefully remove the foil seal. Try to keep it in one piece. There is also a foam seal. Keep that too. Using the Palette Knife, mix up the Embossing Paste, because portions of the mixture could have separated. Once you are finished using it, make sure that all of the Embossing paste is down from the sides, and lay the foil seal in place and use the foam seal too. This will keep the jar sealed as much as possible, so it doesn’t dry out. Now it will be ready to use the next time the urge hits.
  4. Wash the Shimmery White Embossing Paste off of the Palette Knife or any other surface before it hardens. This makes for an easier clean up.
  5. I had a scrap piece of Garden Green CS off to the side. When I applied the Shimmery White Embossing Paste to the larger piece of Garden Green CS, I also put a swipe on the scrape piece too. Both of them are going to dry at the same time. I didn’t want to risk messing up my larger image by touching it to see if it was dry, so I would test the scrape piece. I left it for 1 hour, but the drying time will be determined by the amount that was applied and the humidity in the air.

If you have any questions or would like me to place an order for you, Email me at nancy@nancyfancystamping.com or call me at (902) 455-7259

I hope that you enjoyed this Card Project and the Embossing Paste Technique. Have I inspired you to try it for yourself? Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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