Happier than Happy stamp set and matching dies are SO DANG CUTE. I think I will stamp that bear 100 times!
After making about 10 holiday cards, I decided to take a break and make this one. This card would make the recipient smile!
For this card, I used the Stamparatus to stamp the Rays of Light with So Saffron first, clean it off, then stamp again with Versamark. I then heat embossed with clear powder. Then I used a Blending Brush with Balmy Blue ink to make the sky. Because of the embossing, the ink would not go on the rays, just around them. (Blue and yellow would make a green sun!). Easy! Here’s a video I made a while back that shows how to heat emboss any color! (this was one of my first videos, so excuse the shaking and bad lighting!)
The grass is a die from the Palms dies. I used Granny Apple Green cardstock.
The Sending Smiles was used for the “sending’ die and the sentiment stamped and then die cut.
I got the new stamp sets Rays of Light and Big Hooray a few weeks ago. I love them both! I’ve used both on several cards. I decided I wanted a card that showed the Rays of Light in full. Then I had an idea- make those rays really stand out!
I made this card for a friend of mine. I met her this school year, her son plays football with my youngest son. She is awesome! She takes the kids to places all the time- Scream-a-Geddon, Sunwest Park for wake boarding and knee boarding, birthday parties, etc.! If you’re not in the Tampa area- look up those things! We have some awesome things to do around here!
I made this card pretty fast. Using the Blossoms in Bloom stamp set, I used Sponge Daubers to ink it up using Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, and Bermuda Bay. I stamped it on Basic White cardstock.
I die cut the matching dies with the AMAZING Silver Foil Specialty Paper (it’s on page 23 in the mini catalog). I fussy cut the leaves off. Before I did this, I actually die cut the die with Basic White cardstock and put Versamark all over it and then added silver embossing powder. It looked great, but I messed up the die cut unintentionally later. I kept that one and used it on another card- I’ll show you that in a few days.
For the sentiment, I used the stamp set Biggest Wishes. I stamped with Versamark, embossed with silver embossing powder and then die cut it with one of the Stitched So Sweetly dies.
This was a new bundle last year when the Main Catalog came out. I have no idea if it will retire this year, but I know for a fact that the bundle discount (10% off) will be gone on May 4th! The Bundle Discounts only last the first year!
I have all the supplies used for all these cards listed here- and there’s also a video I made a few days ago. The free shipping I talk about is no longer available, and the host code isn’t good anymore (check on the right side of my site to see current host code) but everything else in the video is!
I got the new Butterfly Bouquet collection a few days ago. I loved it but could not come up with an idea. I die cut the big die and left it on one of my tables. Two days ago, I walked into my stamp room, so the negative die paper and came up with an idea!
I was so excited after I finished my first one- it looked like really cool background paper!
Check out my video to see how easy to make these! And look at my table after making the video! A little messy!!
Dragonflies can be used for so many cards- happy ones, celebratory, sympathy, birthday, etc.
For this one- I stamped one image in Misty Moonlight and then stamped the top layer with Versamark and embossed with silver embossing powder.
The top two are from the Dandy Garden DSP- they are the exact size of the punch!
I also used the masks on the top left and bottom right. Taped it down and used Versamark ink. I then added silver embossing powder. I have a few cards that I’ve used the masks in different ways, so I’m working on a video to show how to use those!