Mar 16 2010
I have loved this Happy Together stamp set since it was first introduced but I have never owned it. Until now!
As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I can also earn free Sale-A-Bration stamp sets and this is one I choose with my order. To me, this set just says fun.
I created a background using the Shaved Pastels technique described below and adhered the pastels piece onto Regal Rose and Rose Red cardstock once it was dry. The paper does wave a bit so a little extra adhesive may be required.
Next, I inked up my stamps using the Rose Red and Regal Rose markers and stamped onto Whisper White cardstock. I punched or cut out the images and layered them onto Rose Red cardstock.
To finish the card, I added a piece of Regal Rose cardstock that I had embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots textured embossing folder for the Big Shot and added two lengths of Rose Red grosgrain ribbon.
If you just can’t wait for the Shaved Pastels cardstock to dry on its own you can help it along with a heat gun or blow dryer. Hope you have as much fun making this happy card as I did.
This picture shows the Shaved Pastels in more detail. Can you see the swirls in the pattern?
Using a hobby blade or sharp knife, shave the pastel into the bowl of water.
The pastel will float on top of the water. Gently swirl the water.
Dip cardstock into the water and remove quickly. Let cardstock dry. Try combining different colours of pastels. For more intense colour, you may dip the cardstock a second time into the same or a different colour.
Stamps: Happy Together, $19.95 or free with a $65 purchase during Sale-A-Bration
Ink: Rose Red Marker, Regal Rose Marker
Paper: Rose Red, Regal Rose, Whisper White
Punches: 1-3/4" Circle, 1-3/8" Circle. Word Window, Modern Label
Other: Stampin’ Pastels, $35.95, #105542, Page 154, Rose Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Hobby Blade, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Happy Together Stamp Set
$19.95, #114314, Page 72 of the Idea Book & Catalogue
or FREE with a $65 Sale-A-Bration order until March 31st. Use #120214
Don’t think it, ink it!