Lucky Irish Stepdancer

Dia duit mo chara! Today I’m sharing a fun card perfect for St. Patty’s Day, or to tell someone special that you care. 

My card features a lovely Irish stepdancer digi-stamp from Heartcraft Paper. She’s called Kelly Feis (so of course, my daughter, Kelly adores her)! I printed her onto cardstock and colored her with with Copic markers. Then I cut her out with my ScanNCut (love that machine <3 ). Her dress has a little sparkle thanks to my handy dandy Aqua Shimmer pen and the twinkle in her eye is from my white Posca pen. 

I created a stage for my Irish stepdancer with a combination of dies from Lynda Kanase and Lawn Fawn. First, I cut the top and bottom of the Photo Shaker Box from black cardstock. I’ve found it’s easier to score the fold lines on the top layer before cutting out the window. (The window die leaves a nice frame about 1/8″ wide, but it can be hard to fold along the crease with such a narrow border.) I trimmed a piece of silver glitter paper to fit inside the bottom/back of the box and glued it in place. I cut a stage floor with more black cardstock, trimmed it to fit inside the box, and attached it to the glitter paper background with foam tape. I cut a complete set of red curtains and an extra pair of side curtain panels. I trimmed and layered them under the first pair to extend the length so they fit inside the box without looking too short. I trimmed the valance to fit as well, and glued the panels to the back of the window opening. Once these were in place, I glued the box together. I used a double layer of foam tape to adhere the dancer to the glitter paper background.

For the card itself, I cut and scored an A2 card base from red cardstock. I trimmed a piece of red woodgrain stock to fit on top and glued it in place. I die cut shamrocks from gold mirror and green glitter paper and glued them in place. I was sure to let some hang off the edges when I was placing them and then just trimmed the excess. This gave me a more natural looking scatter. I die cut the word Lucky three times (once from gold mirror, and twice from white scraps) and glued the layers together. I stamped my sentiment with Versamark ink and embossed it with gold powder before I cut it out with a fishtail banner die. I layered it under the word Lucky and used a little foam tape to adhere both pieces to the card base. Then I glued the stage in place above it. 

Because the box is about 1/4″ thick, I will be hand delivering this card in an A6 envelope. πŸ™‚ So what do you think? I love all the sparkle and shimmer on this card; it makes me want to dance a jig of my own! I mean just look at all this shine…


If you’d like to see more inspiration for this adorable Irish stepdancer, be sure to head to the Heartcraft Paper blog or join us in the Facebook gallery! (We’re a fun group of crafty peeps!)

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2 thoughts on “Lucky Irish Stepdancer

  1. Wow girl that is so pretty I love it !!!

  2. Thats so Pretty Amanda I love it!!!

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