Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Lucky "U" 7 Simon Says challenge

Good morning,

I'm here today to show you a card I made for the challenge over at Simon Says.  The Monday challenge was "Lucky".  Since Monday was St. Patty's Day they thought that would be an appropriate challenge.  I say "yes"!

I started with a green background and distressed it a wee bit with some black ink directly to paper.  Normally I like to make everything even.  Layering my paper directly in the middle, nothing off balanced but I decided to get a little funky and go a wee bit off balanced.  Not that I was off balanced on Monday, LOL!

I knew I wanted to use the clover (mold) that I created with from my "pink ladies" necklace that I created.  I used up all my clover charms and luckily I created a mold so I can duplicate that lovely clover over and over and over again.  When you create a mold with Amazing Crafting Products Mold Putty you will never have to buy another embellishment.
Here are the ribbons I made for the St. Patty's Day Parade and you can read all about how I made these here.
Here is my mold 
and here is my finished resin poured clover painted with two shades of acrylic paint and highlighted with some black ink. I also did NOT pour my clover to it's entirety so that it isn't as bulky as the original.  
 I then glued it to a "lucky" coin I found on the parade route.  
Yes, I will pick up anything interesting on the street.   
I had a few of the horseshoes that I created with Amazing Casting Resin and Alumilite silver metallic powder  on hand and you can see my original post here.  When I am pouring molds I will usually pour a few at a time so that I have embellishments on hand at all times. 

Just a couple of days ago I received my package from Amazing Crafting Products (since I'm on their design team) and recently they have partnered up with  
In my box I found 10 shades of these fabulous colors of Alumidust.
Alumidust Photo
I didn't really know how to use them, but I figured I'd give it a try.  I mixed a bit of the lite green with some hairspray (later I found out they already have a binder in them so water will work just fine) and created a mist to spray on my horseshoe.  LOVE the sparkly shine!!!  I added a few green rhinestones and my lucky horseshoe was ready in about 10 minutes from casting to finished product.
I attached everything to my card front after "painting" a bit of the green acrylic paints to my accent piece.  Used some rubons of 7 and miscellaneous bursts.  I even "spilled" some left over resin onto my accent cardstock and highlighted it with some rubons, ink and more of the Alumidust mist I created.  
I had also painted my rhinestone with the acrylic paints and then just before they were completely dry I "wiped" some of the color off.  LOVE it!!! 

What I love so much about this card is that my embellishments were made with the Amazing Crafting Products and are so lightweight.  Plus, you can also make them "less bulky" by not pouring your mold to it's entire depth.

I hope you've enjoyed my card for the SimonSays Monday challenge 
and look forward to seeing you all soon again.  

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As always, have a great day and God Bless.


  1. What a great mix of luck embellishments blended together into a lovely St. Pattys Day card. Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!


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