Whenever I see this Irish blessing I always think of the political violence and strife that Northern Ireland experienced for many years, referred to locally as "the troubles" - many families we know lost loved ones. When I first came to live here from the U.S. 26 years ago it was inconceivable to imagine that either side would put down their arms - but they have! Not every problem is solved but we are all thankful for the level of peace that we now experience which can only be described as a miracle!
I used the Color Challenge colors at Splitcoaststampers today given to us by Julia (artystamper) - two shades of green and a light tan. To stick close to them I used Ranger Distress Antique Linen ink to sponge the sky with a Papertrey Ink cloud die-cut for my cloud shapes.
I ran the same ink pad lightly over the embossing to add definition and stitched the rolling green hills from dp scraps. The Martha Stewart arch lattice punch makes shapes which have a Celtic look so I edged both sides of the card using it.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles
Verve Blessings stamp set
Martha Stewart arch lattice punch
Mini butterfly punch
Ranger Distress Antique Linen
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Creative Expressions Brick embossing folder
SU River Rock, Lucky Limeade, Pear Pizzaz cardstock