Good afternoon crafters, I hope you are all well.
Today I am sharing a quick and simple project using a teeny tiny stamp set from Waffle Flower called “Happy Mail“. I bought this set just so that I would have a few little images and a sentiment to put on envelopes when I send out my cards, but why stop there?
Here is the card that I made today. It’s very simple and quick (well kind of). I have seen so many rainbow cards around lately and I don’t think I have ever made a rainbow colours card, so I channeled my inner Laura Bassen, and this is what I came up with.
It is a CASE of a card Laura made a while back, but I have tried to put my own stamp (ba-boom) on it. I started off by stamping the outline envelope image with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I then watercoloured each envelope with distress inks. Simple! Not so much. First off, I dropped the card panel before I heat embossed it, so ended up wearing the powder and I had to re-do it. At this point, I should also add, that what you see is the second complete attempt at this card (the first went in the bin). See what I mean, not always so quick! But it should be!
After I let the distress ink dry, I added some sparkle to each envelope image as they looked a little bit dull. Remember to clean your brush off after you apply it otherwise the ink can carry over to the next image – ask me how I know….! Here is a close up of all the sparkle. I ditched my Wink of Stella today and this lovely sparkle has come from my new Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen, which arrived this morning.
I stamped a sentiment onto black cardstock with white embossing powder and mounted it onto the panel using double sided foam. I had to do this part twice as well, as the first heat embossed sentiment looked a hot mess for some reason. I mounted the panel onto black cardstock and onto the card base. But, there was something missing, so I added some adhesive pearls. Then promptly took them off again as they did nothing for the card.
Finally I took the little heart and winky face images from the stamp set and added them to the envelopes. That seemed to help! I still think it needs more, and I may well add a generous helping of glossy accents to each envelope, but think I may save that for tomorrow 🙂
So, that is my card for today. Thank you for stopping by. Pino Grigio here I come…
Supplies used: Waffle Flower “Happy Mail” Stamp Set; Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler; Distress inks – Picked Raspberry, Wilted Voilet, Ripe Persimmon, Salty Ocean, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Festive Berries; Versamark Ink; Hero Arts White Embossing Powder; Black cardstock.