Have a Happy Day

Have A Happy Day card for the Color Throw Down Challenge #440.

Here is a card that I made earlier today. I used a very old stamp and stencil set that is actually brand new as I never used it. I am really trying to make an effort to use products from my stash. Helps to justify the purchasing… if you know what I mean.

The set is a recollections set. I used just the leafy vine part of the stencil and the flowers from the stamps. At the time I bought it I thought the stencil was something I would use as I was in need of some leafy vines and then never used it. On to the ingredients and the card.

I used The following inks: Memento pear tart, SSS hybrid inks in duckling yellow, hot mama and hollyhock. I was going to make a flat one layer card but when I was done with the stencil and stamping of the flowers it was just to “un-dementional”. I just made that word up. Really it looked to bland. So I stamped the purple flower again and fussy cut it out to pop it up over the original on the card front.
I had trimmed the card front down. Put a strip of black and white washi tape on the side of the card base then place the card front flat on the base.

I used some silver Wink of Stella for the flower centers and stamped the sentiment in Versa Fine Black Onyx ink. I pop this up as well and realized it was lost so I used a little clear Wink of Stella around all the edges to give it a little subtle definition. I don’t know if you can really see it well in the photo but it really does show up in person.

All in all I am happy with the outcome and think it fits nicely for the challenge. It will work well as a Birthday card or if you just want to send someone some “Happy Mail”.

The inspiration photo and link are below. Be sure to check out the designers inspiration cards and the gallery too. There is so much crafty goodness to find.


Thanks again for stopping by.

Enjoy ~ Pat

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