Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Lucky Leprechaun :-)

I saw a pin similar to this on another blog, and that stamper had copied from another stamper, so I have no idea who originally came up with it, but I just HAD to share! It's so cute!!!


There were no instructions for the one I saw, so I kind of created my own...here's what I did: I first punched out a Scallop Circle in Ruby Red. The hat is a Tag Punch in Wild Wasabi, trimmed down a little bit off the squared end, with another Tag Punch in Basic Black, and using just a bit of the squared end. The buckle is a 1/4" square punched bit of Summer Sun. The hat brim was first punched with the Large Oval punch, with a bite taken out of the top of it and the bottom of it afterwards with the Small Oval punch.

The face is a 1-3/8" punched circle, with a 1/2" punched nose, both out of Blush Blossom. I also sponged both pieces with Blush Blossom, using a sponge with just a little tiny hint of Ruby Red (leftover from another project when I didn't rinse out the sponge!), which gave the skin an awesome ruddy look. The eyes were stamped on Whisper White in StazOn Black ink--they are cucumber slices from the new One Smart Cookie set...with the center colored in with an Old Olive marker. (That was a design original I came up with myself, the one I saw had glued-on googly eyes.)

The smile was created by using the punched template left from a 1" circle punch. I just followed the curve of the punched out circle, and then put edges on the smile, and dotted a few freckles on the face. That's it, just put a pin back on it, and you're PINCH PROOF!

3 comments :

  1. This is just as cute as can be!!! I love it...and thanks so much for sharing!

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  2. cute! I love how his eyes seem "dazzled"! Jan

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  3. This is very cute... and just in time! Great idea with the eyes... he is tooo cute!!! Thanks for the great instructions, it is much appreciated.

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