I never thought I’d have so much fun with the free stamp set like the “A Happy Thing” stamp set from the 2015 Sale-A-Bration Brochure, but this one is a real charmer! There is also a little hummingbird stamp just waiting for some bright colours! So I’m going to keep going with my Blendabilities Markers and see what I can come up with.

In the meantime, here’s another variation on the lemon stamp I wrote about yesterday.

A Happy Thing Stamp Set

Now this version of the card also had a bit of help from another stamp set made for the Perpetual Birthday Calendar Simply Created Kit (see the details on my class for February).

I used the masking technique on this card as well as on the previous card from yesterday. There’s an awesome Stampin’ Up! video demonstrating the masking technique — I’ve embedded it below. Now, on with the process!

Step one: Identify the areas you don’t want coloured. Stamp your white card stock with the Tuxedo Black Memento ink.

Step two: Use something like Post-It Labelling Tape and attach it to a scrap piece of paper

Step three: Use a Jet Black Stazon black ink to stamp the image on to the Post-It tape, let it dry, then cut out the shapes for the lemons and the leaves only – nice easy pieces to cut out.

Step four: Peel the post-it label off of the card backing attach it to your card then start stamping the background on to your card.

With this labelling tape you really have a secure hold and the cut-out masks can be used over and over again if you want to make more than one card with this stamp.

I added some colour on the larger design with the Blendabilities Markers, touched up a few of the background images and voila my little work of art was done.

Here are some close-ups:

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So once again it’s an easy card to put together with a few supplies. This card is multi-occasional with or without the sentiment it comes with; everything from a sympathy card to a wedding card.

Check out the “ingredients” here:

 

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And here’s the video I mentioned above that profiles both the masking technique and the Happy Thing stamp set. Enjoy!