I'm so excited to share more of our new release with you. I am absolutely loving Whole Lotta' Happy, I mean even more than I had anticipated. At first glance it looks like a set for children's cards. But today, I thought I'd show you how it can definitely be used in a more sophisticated design.
I've combined a "watercolor" technique along with our new Dove Grey card stock, lot's of gold, and the Happy Trio die for a card that's anything but juvenile. I am really enjoying incorporating watercolor into my cards more these days. Here's the breakdown for re-creating this easy look.
- Gather your supplies: stamp of your choice, Tim Holtz Distress Marker or Pad, Spray Bottle (Mini Mister shown)
- Cover stamp with ink
- Spritz stamp with water
- Stamp image
- Try experimenting with different amounts of water to see the different results
Once the balloons were dry, I added a few "splats" of Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Gold. For the sentiment, I embossed the "you make me..." portion directly on the card front in gold. I completed the sentiment by die cutting the word "happy" from card stock and embossing it with gold as well. The Happy Trio Die is such a great compliment to this set. It uses the same large "happy" words, but in a slightly larger scale. This allows you to mix and match them together for even more possibilities.
While I had everything out, and since I was already making a mess...I decided to create a slightly different version. I used our new Cashmere card stock. LOVE. I added a few confetti hearts with glittered embossing powder using the Borders & Backgrounds 3 stamp set. This time, I added the sentiment by embossing it in white on vellum. I don't use vellum much. I think I should use it more. ;o)
So what do you think? Want to give it a try, I'd love to see what you come up with. If you want to play along, add your link below using the Inlinkz button. We'll keep the link open throughout the month.