I've always loved St. Patrick's Day. Not the rowdy public celebrations. Not the pinching. But the calling to mind of Irish family members on my father's side whom I know only by very limited stories passed down. And then there was always my mother's birthday to celebrate. Today would have been her 102nd.
One thing that rankles me at this time of year is the profusion of decorations with four-leaf clovers all over them. Arggghh! Walk on by...boycott...just say 'no!' Four-leaf clovers should be four-bidden on St Patrick's Day!
It is said that in the fifth century St. Patrick used a shamrock...one sprig with three leaves...to illustrate the concept of The Holy Trinity...one God in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Trinity. Tri. Three. Three leaves, not four.
I made all of these cards very late at night, so not my best work, and really terrible lighting for photos. But they are on their way with letters included. This first one has a shamrock against the colors of the Irish flag.
A simpler color palette.
I took some artistic license with this one. I know that looks nothing like an actual shamrock plant. All of the shamrocks on this card are made with a tiny heart stamp and/or punch.
I have two birthday cards to make, then I will put away my stamping supplies for awhile. It is doubtful there will be any time for stamping in April.