Monday, March 17, 2014

Minute Mondays: Live Happy

Minute Mondays, where I showcase quick cards

Live Happy!! This is such an important message for living your life. Even more important if you are a certain thirteen-year-old-boy coming off of a two week vacation which consisted of a class trip and Spring Break. We must remind ourselves and each other to find happiness everyday and especially on a mundane Monday.

While I was designing this card yesterday, I was reminded about how much fun the simple act of stamping and coloring is. It was easy to finish off the card with "Live Happy", because that's exactly what I was. Keep scrolling down if you want some tips on how to make this card. Find out the supplies you'll need to make this "happy" card and where to get them HERE!

Just a few of tips... I found the center of my card and drew pencil lines to act as a guide to center my design. I used a much larger D block than my stamp called for, because it was easier to see where I was stamping than with a smaller block. I stamped with Black stazon (a waterproof ink) so that my markers wouldn't cause the image to bleed. Also notice, how I trimmed the excess rubber around my stamp. This allows for more precise placement. You could also use a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (a stamp positioning tool), but I was able to stamp this pattern without one.

I chose a really simple coloring scheme using only the 2013-2015 In-color markers to color each flower.

I cut apart the stacked "Live Happy" stamp, so that I could stamp the words side by side. Then I added a few Rhinestone jewels to three of the flowers just to add a little sparkle. Live Happy :)

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  • Stamp Sets: You're Lovely (cling [133578], wood [133575])
  • Card Stock: Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes [131527]
  • Ink: 2013-2015 In Color Stampin' Write Markers [131260], Jet Black StazOn Pad [101406]
  • Tools: Stamp-A-Ma-Jig [101049]
  • Embellishments: Basic Rhinestones Jewel Accents [119246]

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    1. Loving the Live Happy , thanks for the tips Brenda