Irish Dancer

Can you believe it, the end of February is here, and that marks another stamp to be highlighted for the month over at Stamp n Doodle.
Being the month of March not only brings us St Davids day (on the 1st), but St Patricks Day on the 17th also, and therefore the Stamp of the Month is called Teagan’s Irish Dance.
I went with the Irish colours for this card, and used the paper piecing technique to bring the image to life.

Card Recipe
Basic Grey card stock for base card (gypsy used to weld 2 x  Dots1-s 5 1/2 inch square)
white card stock (Dots1, page 34 cut at 5 /14 inch)
Patterned papers – free in magazine from stash
Cuttlebug & embossing folder
cricut Cartridge – Elegant Edges ( Dots1 cut on page 34 & Hearts1 oblong-s on page 26)
 You can see here, that I printed the image onto patterned paper, cut out the various sections of the dress (bottom stripy layer, and dotty pinafore), and also the chequered dog! LOL! (who knew a chequered dog would look so acceptable :-))
To complete the look the hat and shoes were also added from the stripy paper, and the rest of the image coloured with skin shades of promarkers.
In the colour palette above I you can see a ribbon, but as we all do, I changed my mind and wanted to complete the card with a slightly different look, and for some reason I had bubbles in mind -so I cut from the patterned paper circles in 3 sizes and layered them together. I even fashioned an appropriate clover shape to include as well !

Thanks for stopping by and sharing my ‘makings’ with me.