Happy, Happy Stamping

As promised, I'm kicking off a series of projects showcasing some delicious stamps and accessories in Stampin' Up!'s Mini Occasions Catalog, available through June 30.  Today's card gets its color inspiration from this week's Splitcoast Stamper Color Challenge (CC164), using  Soft Sky, Purely Pomegranate and Basic Black.

I started with the adorable bicycle from the Time For You set, stamped in Basic Black.  A blender pen dipped in Purely Pomegranate and Soft Sky allowed me to add some living color.  TIP: Give your ink pad a squeeze before opening it.  You will get a small pool of ink to work with on the inside lid when you open.  This is what I work from when I'm using a blender pen or Aqua Painter.  Just the right amount.

By stamping only the top of the bicycle stamp (the flower area) again, I created some options for a little 3-D of popping flowers.  I colored five flowers and punched them out with a 1/4" Circle Punch.  The were then added to the card.  I dotted each flower center with some sparkle from a Sakura Gelly Pen.

This parallels with the "happy, happy" wheels from It's All Good, stamped in Purely Pomegranate ink on Whisper White card stock.  They were shaped with a 3/4" Circle Punch and adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I next matted the image on layers of Purely Pomegranate and Basic Black card stock. 

The card base is Soft Sky Textured (dimensions 5 x 5").  TIP: Given the richness of Stampin' Up!'s textured card stock, I consider it for every card base.  On top is a layer of Afternoon Tea Designer Series Paper (lovely double sided patterns of soft and pretty prints, exclusive to the Occasions Mini).  Purely Pomegranate arrives next.  They are wrapped together with a quick accent of some Purely Pomegranate Double Stitched Ribbon.  Very sweet.

The "Birthday" sentiment is from Fundamental Phrases.  I snapped it out with a Word Window Punch and gave it some "legs" with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Hugs and Happy, Happy . . . . M

Stamp Sets:  Time For You (Occasions Mini), Fundamental Phrases, It's All Good
Paper:  Afternoon Tea Designer Series Paper (Occasions Mini), Soft Sky Textured, Purely Pomegranate, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink:  Purely Pomegranate, Soft Sky, Basic Black
Cool Tools: 1/4" and 3/4" Circle Punches, Word Window Punch
The Perfect Touch:  Purely Pomegranate Double Stitched Ribbon, Blender Pen, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sakura Sparkle Pen


  1. Apparently I haven’t been on your blog for a day or two. I love what you’re doing with this set. Your solid bicycle wheels are great. Joan

  2. So cute, makes me want to run out and get this stamp, Ooooo, just put in my order :),

  3. I just got this set and I love your card and everything you did!!!!! I don’t have the soft sky, or the purely pomegranate cs, but I think I can sub bashful blue and rose red. this is sooo beautiful!!!

  4. colleen kramer

    So very clever! Love it!

  5. I’m screaming for “summah!” M

  6. A great card Mary. I love it. That stamp set screams SUMMAH (well, that’s how we say summer in Maine)! LOL

  7. Beautiful, love those colors, the popped up flowers…everything:-)

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