Thing 1 (required) is to create a project using the color green. Thing 2 (optional) is to link your card with the challenge at Use Your Stuff #417. Thing 3 (optional) is the special twist, which is to include tartan plaid or checked paper in your design. Your project is not required to have a St. Patrick's Day theme.
Onto a white card base, I adhered a panel of green cardstock that I embossed with a folder that had a tartan plaid design. Next, a panel of white cardstock, then plaid paper, then a red dotted paper, and then white cardstock again. The gnome was part of the ephemera that was included in the paper pack so I simply added him to the design. I hand-drew, colored, and fussy-cut a shamrock for the gnome to hold, attaching it with foam tape. The sentiment was a sticker included with the ephemera. I added a few enamel dots just for fun. The inside of the cards was decorated with a rainbow (also ephemera).
Be sure to visit the Double Trouble Blog #78 to check the challenge guidelines and to view the Design Team projects. If you want to play along with Thing 2, visit the Use Your Stuff Blog as well. By the way, Double Trouble makes it more interesting my randomly selecting a winner who will receive a great prize!
Stamps: Shamrock (hand-drawn)
Inks: Copic Alcohol Markers (to color the shamrock)
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White & Just Jade
Paper: Photoplay "Tulia & Norbert" (Gnomes)
Embossing Folder: Darice (plaid design)
Misc.: Enamel dots & foam tape