Happy Thoughts

Happy Thoughts

I love this greeting that says “Just wanted to send some Happy Thoughts your way”! Wouldn’t you love to get that in your mailbox? When I saw this card, I knew that it used a great combination of current products so it was time to create. (Thanks to Heather Guerrero for sharing her design for this card.)

Let’s start with cutting some paper…

Using Basic Black Cardstock (121045) as a background makes the layers in the forefront really “pop”! To begin with, I cut 1 @ 11″ x 4-1/4″ and scored it @ 5-1/2″. The lighter Sahara Sand Cardstock (121043) is cut @ 5-1/4″ x 4″.

Texture is great for a pleasing visual…

Dry emboss with the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder (154317) and the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (149653). But, before mounting this layer on the card base, there are a few more things to do.

Cut Love You Always Specialty DSP (154280) @ 5-1/4” x 1-1/4”. Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach along the bottom of the Sahara Sand Cardstock.

Building the layers…

Cut a piece of Basic Black Cardstock @ 4-1/2″ x 2-1/4″ and a piece of True Love Designer Series Paper (DSP) (154281) @ 4-1/4” x 2”. Attach the DSP over the cardstock, leaving an equal border on all edges. Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach this completed combo to the Sahara Sand Cardstock above the Specialty DSP.

Cut a piece of Basic Black Cardstock @ 5-1/4″ x 5/8″ to go over the seam between the DSP and the DSP/Cardstock layer. Cut a length of Blushing Bride Metallic Ribbon (154283) approximately 6″ long. Wrap the ribbon over the 5/8″ strip of Basic Black Cardstock wrapping around to the back and securing with Mini Glue Dots. NOW….this layer can be attached to the front of the card base with your favourite adhesive.

Embellish with some sparkle…

Cut leaves from Love You Always Foil Sheets (154286) with In The Woods Dies (151809) and the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, attach near the left hand top corner. Using Memento Black Ink (132708) to stamp a greeting from Happy Thoughts (154507) on Basic White Cardstock (159276) – cut out with Stitched So Sweetly Dies (151690) and the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (149653).

Happy Thoughts

Add a greeting…

Cut Vellum Cardstock (101856) with a larger die from Stitched So Sweetly Dies and the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. Place adhesive to the back of the greeting layer and centre it on the Vellum Cardstock rectangle. Place Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of this layer making sure they are only behind the greeting layer so you can’t see them through the Vellum.

Get a scrap of Love You Always Specialty DSP (154280) and use the Small Bloom Punch (152316) to punch out a flower. Curl the leaves upward, attach to the card front with a Mini Glue Dot. Use Basic Black Blends (154843) to colour a Pearl Basic Jewels (144219) before attaching it to the centre of the mini flower.

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