You Fill Me With Happiness

You Fill Me With Happiness

Do you ever order a set that you LOVE but when you actually have it, you are a little intimidated to use it?  That's how I felt about this set but today I decided to actually try a project using it and guess what? I LOVE IT!  I think I've thought of myself as the type of stamper who does best with an image that's already complete, i.e. a jar full of flowers as one image, rather than a jar and flowers and something I have to "build".  It's not nearly as hard as I thought it would be though...this all came together rather quickly!  Maybe it's time for me to step out of my comfort zone more often and see what happens...it certainly worked today!  *smile*

Tips & Tricks

  • To create the flowers and stems, I decided to stamp tone-on-tone, meaning that I stamped the yellow images on yellow cardstock and the pink on pink cardstock.  I stamped a faint shadow of the jar onto my white cardstock before I stamped the background leaves and started placing the flowers.  When I was done, I just covered it with the cut-out jar...having the shadow made placement really easy!
  • Have you heard the Rule of Odd Numbers?  Whenever you are working on a card, use an odd number of accents...it's more pleasing to the eye.  For example, I used seven flowers in my bouquet.  You could also count the main image, the bow and the piece of doily as three accents.  Try the Rule of Odd Numbers on your next project!
  • I wanted to pull out a little more of the Pool Party I used for the jar so I decided to stamp the Hardwood background stamp using Pool Party ink...I like the way it looks against the Crumb Cake cardstock!
  • I can't say this enough...Wink of Stella makes fantastic splatter!!  I love it, I love it, I love it!!

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Comments (2)

This card is beautiful

Connie Conlon - Jan 01, 2017

Thank you so much, Connie!

Dena Albee - Jan 01, 2017

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