This post is a day late but on March 1 was the celebration of St. David's Day. I had no inkling of this before until my friend Dolores told me all about it in an email. The Welsh celebrate this day much the same as the Irish celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Whereas the Irish use the Shamrock, the Welsh use the Daffodil or a Leek image. My friend sort of challenged me to make a card for this occasion so I chose to use a leek image on my card.
Well, guess what? I did not have an image of a leek so I had to rely on my limited artistic talents and draw one. I decided I wanted my leek to be sort of a comical version. So please keep in mind that I am no artist in any sense of the word but even so I was not too unhappy with my happy little fellow!
The sentiments used on this card are from the Gina K. Designs Stamp It Big set which is illustrated by Carolyn King. Also the pattern paper is from the Gina K. Designs Birthday Hoot pattern paper pack.
I added a ribbon and some black pearls before layering onto a complimentary green card stock. The card base was white card stock.
Here is a little more history on the use of the leek for St. David's Day. Apparently the leek was chosen as their symbol to celebrate the winning of a battle against the Saxons which took place in a field of leeks.
Anyway, to all those who are of Welsh decent I hope you had a wonderful St. David's Day.
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