by Iris Rodriguez
Smile! Why? Each time you smile, you throw a little feel-good party in your brain. So why not keep the party going and share the love by sending someone a smiley greeting card today. This fun card is made using a smiley face stamp, an alphabet set, a handmade envelope and colored with Tsukineko’s VersaFine Clair in Warm Breeze and VersaMagic ink in Mango Madness.
Time: 1.5 hours
Stamp a large background image onto card stock paper. Dry paper.
Find a template from the internet that is small enough to fit on the front of the card panel. Some stamp maker companies such as Waffle Flower have die sets you can purchase. Another way to achieve this is to study or deconstruct an envelope and recreate one you like with cardstock.
Fold the envelope and ink the opening with VersaFine CLAIR in Warm Breeze with a large ink dauber.
Flip the envelope to the opposite side and ink the outer flaps with the VersaFine Clair in Warm Breeze.
Scribble words on the outside of the envelope with the irRESISTible Pico Embellisher in Gold.
Ink a sheet of cardstock with Mango Madness VersaMagic ink and let dry. Stamp the happy faces with the VersaFine Clair in Nocturne and let dry. Add a dime-sized amount of Creative Medium in Shimmer with the palette knife. Creative Medium will add dimension and shimmer to the smiley faces.
Apply the Creative Medium with the Multi-Purpose Squeegee over the faces. This tool has a flat, even and large surface that will cover faces completely and will not leave scrape lines. Let the medium dry and fussy cut the faces.
Create a curved banner and stamp the sentiment “Sending You Smiles,” cut out and ink the edges of the banner. Assemble card by gluing the smiley faces into the envelope, attach the envelope and sentiment to the front of the card. Ink a piece of cardstock paper with VersaFine Clair in Warm Breeze. Ensure that the paper is slightly larger than the card and only ink the outer edges. Using the Tear It Tape to adhere the card the background paper. And remember — Smiles are contagious! Pass it on.
- Craft Mat
- Multi-Purpose Squeegee
- VersaMagic DewDrop – Mango Madness
- VersaFine Clair – Warm Breeze, Nocturne
- Creative Medium – Shimmer
- irRESISTible Pico Embellishment – Gold
- On Point Glue
- Tear It! Tape
- Cardstock paper
- Smiley Face Stamp
- Hero Arts – Large Background Stamp
- Alphabet Stamps