Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Happy Heart Day!

After seeing everyone stamp this cute little elephant from Happy Heart Day on Prints Designer Series Papers, I just had to try it for myself. This is was one of those fun stamp sets that can become your best loved set quickly. It is just so fun to see this guy in different colors. Which color do you like best?
And, like Season of Joy from the Holiday mini, Happy Heart Day has everything a stamper could want in a set, the cute focal image, great sentiments, a mini tag, something round to punch out, and a couple of stamps that can be used to make custom backgrounds. So, you're DH would have to agree that Happy Heart Day would be a wise purchase. LOL
Anyway, to make these cards I started off with Soft Sky cardstock cut 4-1/4 x 11 inches and scored in half so the card opens bottom over top. I then layered Prints Designer Series Paper in either Rose Red or River Rock onto Blue Bayou. You will see a scallop border between these layers. To make this border, punch a hole in a scrap of cardstock using the 1-3/8 inch circle punch and then carefully line up the scallop punch around the hole to punch out a scalloped ring. Snip the ring and carefully work the paper with your fingers to straighten it out a bit. Apply adhesive to the edge of the wrong side of the DSP and adhere the scalloped edge to the paper. Nifty and easy trick.
To finish the card, stamp the focal image twice-once on DSP and once on neutral cardstock. Trim the elephant from the DSP and adhere it over top of the elephant on the neutral cardstock. Color in the heart flowers and grass with Stampin' Write Markers and then apply a bit of Crystal Effects to the hearts to give them texture & shine. Finally, stamp and color the flower image and punch it out using the 1 inch circle punch. Layer that onto a 1-1/4 inch circle and then again on a 1-3/8 circle. Adhere the circle layers to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals and finish the look with coordinating Double-Stitched In Color Ribbon.
I hope you enjoy these cards as much as I have sharing them with you. Thank you for visiting & Happy Stampin'! EdieB


Utah Divas International said...

You are so creative Edie! I always love looking at your blog.

Happy Stampin'

deb said...

absolutely darling!