Handmade Cards Will Make You Happy!

With the Happy Watercolor stamp set, handmade cards will make you happy!  If you love cardmaking and paper crafting, you’ll find this set really fun to play with, and the results can be quite striking!

Do you sometimes wonder how to use a new stamp set you just had to order?  Now that it’s in your hands, what are you going to do with it?  Some stamp sets seem easier than others, the images sort of fall into place in a cohesive design.  At least that’s the way it works for me.

I wasn’t quite sure how to use the watercolor images at first, so when I sat down at my craft table I told myself to just play.  I wasn’t trying to create a finished card at first, just trying to get the hang of possibilities for the images.  I tend to approach a new stamp set this way, and let the images grow into a design.

Here’s the card that came from that experimenting:

Happy Watercolor Card from Stamping Madly

Since Primrose Petals will be retiring with the new Annual Catalog in June, I’ve been drawn to use it lately.  It’s a beautiful, soft color that complements the Blushing Bride nicely, and sets off the Pistachio Pudding with some lovely contrast.  This photo shows off all the textures in the card:

Happy Watercolor Card from Stamping Madly

The background is embossed with the Scallops Embossing Folder.  By the way, this folder has been so popular, it’s currently on backorder.  It should be available again April 14th, but if you’re planning on getting it, I wouldn’t wait to order it.  Sometimes the popular items end up backordered again!

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You’ll love the sentiments in the Happy Watercolor set.  “pssst….” on the outside of the card is an invitation to see what’s inside:

Happy Watercolor Card from Stamping Madly

How fun are those little dots?!  They’ll make people smile, as if you’re blowing bubbles for their delight!

As you can see from the image below, two of the stamps are like watercolor brush strokes.  You may wonder why you’d need stamps for that, when you could just use an Aqua Painter and Ink.  But if you’re like me, you’ll find it really handy to get the effect of watercoloring without getting out additional tools and water!

Click here to order the Happy Watercolor clear mount stamp set from Stampin' Up!

 Happy Watercolor Stamp Set:  Wood Mount 133188, Clear Mount 133191

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Leave a comment to let me know what you like about the Happy Watercolor card.  And remember, making handmade cards will make you happy!

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