Thursday, December 27, 2007

Bold Happiness

I haven't used this Happiness background stamp as much as I thought I would. I really loved it in the catalog last July but can't figure out how to use it. Tuesday's color challenge on SCS was real red, glorious green and green galore. Although I have plenty of paper, I don't have much in the way of SU bold bright ink, only tempting turquoise, real red, and gable green. So I had to use the real red & whisper white. I stamped the Happiness background on all three cardstock colors and then layered a bit. It is hard to see the flowers in the picture but I love how the red brads look with them. I was pleasantly suprised how it all came together!
Stamps: Happiness
Paper: real red, whisper white, green galore, glorious green
Ink: real red, whisper white craft
Accessories: red brads, green eyelets, 1/2" circle punch, cropadile, stampin dimensionals, real red 5/8" ribbon

7 comments:

Kathy said...

I love this. I'm usually pretty skeptical about using many of the Bold Brights but I love what you've done here.

Just me said...

This is really cute. I love the added brads on the top part. Fun card.

Nikki said...

This card turned out great! I can see what you mean about being a hard stamp to use. I myself love the look of it but have been talking myself out of getting it for months. If I can find someone to cut my wood down...I might get it and mount it separately! Yours turned out awesome though! TFS {SMILES}

Vicki (SCS basement stamper) said...

I remember this card!! :) This is amazing!! Totally love the way you combined the colors with that BG stamp!! ;) TFS!

CindyB said...

This is a fabulous card, Maren! I feel the same way about the Happiness set, but I love what you have done with it.

Stempelchaotin said...

So nice. Great colors and details. Wonderful.

Hugs
Sister Sandy

Vera said...

I haven't used this stamp since I got it at convention this summer, but you've inspired me to pull it out! This card is just wonderful!!!