Luckily (no pun intended with these lucky shamrocks!) I was also doing a technique for this class -- voila`! I had my idea!!
I ended up doing a shaving cream technique and colored my "cream" with 3 shades of green: Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi, and Garden Green reinkers helped me with this!
Check out my card:
What do you think?! Like I said, I didn't have a St. Patrick's Day sentiment or stamp set large enough, so I used the Yippee-Skippee sentiment from the same-named stamp set. Can you believe that it's the first time I think I used this stamp?! The hearts to form the clover used the Sweetheart punch, and I used the large oval punch to form the stem -- punch about halfway up on a piece of scrap paper, then re-punch above the first oval -- if you look at the stem, I think the directions I just gave will make sense. The little flower punch from the Itty Bitty Accents punch looked just like a shamrock to me so I added that to the banner -- I think the banner measurements are 1" x 3 1/2" I believe. Oh yes, I did stamp "Happy St. Patrick's Day" inside though (Teeny Tiny Wishes).
Check out a close-up photo of the card:
I do think that I'm going to make one more change on the card for tonight's class -- do you think I should emboss the hearts?! Me too!! Let me know what embossing folder YOU would use!! I'm anxious to know!!