Thursday, July 28, 2016

Mint Owl Studio: Graphic Card Design featuring Happy Moments

Happy Thursday, all!  Today's project is a lovely example of some of the fun things you can do with all of those little images that come in your stamp sets.  Not only is the newly released Happy Moments stamp set from Mint Owl Studio a must have for all the amazing sentiments but it also has several really fun circle stamps that are all patterned with great graphic designs.  So I wanted to see what I could create using those extras!


I did a really fun and easy technique that is similar to emboss resist only even faster and easier!  If you stamp an image in VersaMark and then allow it to dry it will resist Distress Inks when you blend over the top - but not all the way!  Instead, you get a great lighter tone of the same color and it creates a really fun matte pattern that you can't really achieve with heat embossing.  I used several of the circles in the Happy Moments set for this technique and then used some stitched circle dies to cut out pieces of the patterned paper I'd created.


I then used a Next Level Embossing Folder from We R Memory Keepers to add some texture and dimension to my card base and to add to the graphic feel of the card.  A simple black and white sentiment helped to not distract from all the groovy patterns and colors!  All that was left was to add some sparkle with some sequins and this card is finished!


Thank you so much for joining me today!  I hope you enjoyed this fun and funky card showcasing a neat way to use all the "extras" that come in your stamp sets.  Have a fabulous day and I'll see you next time!  Bye!

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