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So Happy You Are In My Life

So Happy You Are In My Life

I’m sure that you all have someone you could use the “So Happy You Are In My Life” greeting for!  This stamp comes in the Amazing Life stamp set that was introduced in the 2019 Occasions Catalogue by Stampin’ Up!  You’ll notice that I used a second stamp from that set for the inside layer – so easy to coordinate the card front and the inside greeting!!

 

 

Here are my instructions and measurements:

  1. Cut Fresh Fig Cardstock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2” – Fold in 1/2 to create standard card size of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.
  2. Cut Whisper White Cardstock at 5-1/4″ x 4″.
    1. Use Fresh Fig Classic Ink to stamp the greeting from Amazing Life Stamp Set.
    2. Use the Fresh Fig Marker to colour in the ends of the “flag”.
    3. Cut out the greeting with the Big Shot and the Rectangle Stitched Framelits.
      1. TIP:  This will save cardstock because the centre of this Whisper White layer will be behind the embossed Fresh Fig Cardstock.
    4. Attach the “frame” to the card base with Snail Adhesive.
  3. Cut Fresh Fig Cardstock 5″ x 3-3/4″.
    1. Use the Big Shot to emboss with the Tufted Dynamic Textured Impressions Folder.
    2. Use the Aqua Painter to add Frost White Shimmer Paint to the “buttons” that will be seen around the outside edge of the layer.
    3. Use Snail Adhesive to attach over the Whisper White frame.
  4. Attach the greeting layer over the embossed layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

These are the products I used:

Shimmer Paint with a Stampin’ Spritzer

Shimmer Paint with a Stampin’ Spritzer

Shimmer paint lends itself to so many techniques – this one uses Shimmer Paint with a Stampin’ Spritzer and some rubbing alcohol. To create a beautiful shimmery background, all you need to do is mix a few drops of Shimmer Paint with rubbing alcohol (about 2/3 full) in a Stampin’ Spritzer.  Be sure to shake the spritzer each time before spraying the mixture on cardstock.  For this card, I sprayed Soft Suede cardstock with Vegas Gold Shimmer Paint mixed with rubbing alcohol.  The pictures don’t show the shimmer but, believe me, it looks amazing!!

Measurements and instructions:

  1. Cut Soft Suede Cardstock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2” – Fold in 1/2 to create standard card size of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.
  2. Cut Very Vanilla Cardstock at 5-1/4″ x 4″.
    1. Using Big Shot and Circle Framelits cut a circle out.
  3. Cut Soft Suede Cardstock at 5-1/4″ x 4″.
    1. Mix rubbing alcohol with 3-4 drops of Vegas Gold Shimmer Paint – shake well – spritz over cardstock that has been placed in a tin foil baking pan.
    2. Let it dry.
  4. Using Big Shot and Circle Framelits cut the next larger circle out.
    1. Emboss with the Petite Petal Embossing Folder.
    2. Use Snail Adhesive to attach to the back of the circular opening in the Very Vanilla layer.
  5. Attach to the card base with Snail Adhesive.
  6. Using Big Shot and Petite Petal Thinlits to cut 2 large corner flowers and 2 smaller corner flowers.
    1. Attach as indicated in the picture using the Liquid Glue.
  7. Stamp the greeting with Soft Suede Classic Ink.
    1. Cut out with the framelit and Big Shot.
    2. Attach to the front layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals

These are the products used for this card:

inside

Whether you apply Shimmer Paint with a sponge dauber or with a Stampin’ Spritzer, you will absolutely LOVE the results!!

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