Jan 27 2014

Happy Watercolor

Funny how it works some times.  I purchased the Happy Watercolor stamp set thinking that it would be one that I used a lot.  I think I've only pulled it out TWICE.  One was for my Control Freaks swap that I I haven't posted yet.  The other time was to make this card.  In fact, this was the prototype for my swap card, but I went in a different direction.  I don't know what it is about this stamp set, but I'm having a mental block when I sit down to use it.  I've seen some lovely examples…I just don't get inspired.  Now…give me Petite Petals…and I can go to town!  lol!



Here's what I did:

  1. The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Baked Brown Sugar, folded in half.
  2. On a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of So Saffron cardstock, I added a 1 1/2 x 4 piece of Retro Fresh Designer Paper.
  3. Next I wrapped the Baked Brown Sugar Ruffled Ribbon along the seam and secured it on the back.
  4. I stamped the branch flowers twice with Baked Brown Sugar above the DSP, then colored them with the So Saffron Marker.
  5. I stamped You Make Me Happy with Pool Party Ink and punched with the Decorative Label Punch and placed on the front with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  6. Finally, I made a bow from the Gold Bakers Twine and added it on the stem with a Mini Glue Dot.


I hope you like it!  I'm excited because Carter is coming over today to do his Valentines!  His mom picked out a design and it is SO cute…I'm excited to help with them!


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Jan 27, 2014 - 08:01:47
Carol Carriveau said:

So very sorry that you are having issues using this lovely stamp set…in fact I just added it to my next order for Sale-A-Bration!   I have to say that I'm not crazy about your color combo….however, I have a very pretty light yellow orchid plant in bloom right now and your colors remind me of it.  Very pretty just not my color selection…..thanks for being honest!   KNow you will have a blast with Carter and his Valentines – hope you will share pictures!