Saturday, January 14, 2017

happy hello with the happy card set

I have been waiting to share this card for weeks now and then practically forgot with all the holiday crazy. This card started my loving obsession with the Concord & 9th Happy Card die set. I had so much fun using almost all of the pieces and combining them with my favorite messy watercolors.

To create this card, start with cutting the floral piece from the Concord & 9th Happy Card set. Use it as a "stencil" to draw some flowers on a piece of smooth watercolor paper. And don't worry if you get ink on the stencil, it just adds to it.
With Clean Color markers and a bit of water, add more color and blending to your traced flowers. Stamp leaves in a blendable ink like Distress Ink, and add more color. And while coloring, color the flower used as a stencil.

While the floral background you've created is drying, die cut the Happy Card Frame with the "happy" word insert. Color the happy with shimmery ink like Wink of Stella.
Adhere the flower piece in the corner of the frame.

Stamp and emboss "hello" on banner piece. Then smear on some Wink of Stella for shimmer. Adhere to frame.

Finally adhere frame over watercolored floral background and add some sequins.
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great weekend!

xo,
Carly

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