I’m a huge proponent of happiness – we all deserve to be happy and should do the things that bring us joy. As soon as I saw this sentiment from Hello Life, a new photopolymer stamp set in the upcoming Occasions Catalog, I knew I’d feature it on a card. I love the sentiment, and I love the way it’s scripted. Here’s the card I made:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- New papers. Sale-a-Bration starts January 6 – there are so many great products you can earn with every $50 purchase. Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper, featured above, is one of the options – and it’s SO worth it. The paper is filled with luscious patterns and colors. The layers above are soft shades of Calypso Coral and Coastal Cabana. Beautiful, huh?
- Layering. I just love the beauty of simple layers. A clean card can still result from lots of layers of cardstock. This card has six total layers – each one plays an important role in supporting the focal point (the sentiment). If you missed my video about creating borders and frames, you can see it here.
- Hazy sentiment. The soft blue page of Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper showcases the bokeh effect, the look of blurred lights. I love it! Rather than stamping the sentiment in dark, solid black (which also would have looked nice), I decided to stamp the sentiment with Tuxedo Black Memento ink, leaving a lighter image that goes well with the bokeh.
Stamp Set: Hello Life Papers: Basic Black, Best Year Ever, Whisper White Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento Pad Accessories: Stampin’ Dimensionals
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Coming up this Week. It’s Christmas week, and you’ve got plans. I know. I’m still here, and I’ve got lots of fun things planned – including a new card and video tomorrow, a recap of my favorite Christmas cards from this season and a PPA sketch for the record books. I’ll be sharing some more Sneak Peeks later in the week. Woo hoo!