I had the Happiest of Days stamp set out on my desk again today. I wanted to make a very simple card with a clever twist.

I started by taking a Stitched Shape Circle Die and a slightly larger Layering Circle die. I laid them together, one inside the other onto a layer of Whisper White cardstock 5⅜” by 3⅝” and lightly drew around both the inner circle and outer circles with a soft pencil before moving the dies to the side.

I inked up the flower stamp using Momento Tuxedo Black and stamped it a number of times around the circle, rotating the stamp to vary the image and making sure that the flower covered the both the inner and outer pencil lines.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Happiest of Days stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

I used markers to colour in the flowers and began by laying down a layer of Powder Pink. When this layer was dry I added highlights using a Blushing Bride Marker and went back over each flower with the Powder Pink to blend the colours. I coloured the leaves in the same way using Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive marker pens.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Happiest of Days stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

Then the fun began. I rubbed out all the pencil marks, lined both the circle framelits up over the stamped flowers and cut them out using the Big Shot. I added the stamped and die cut panel to the Thick Whisper White card base using Tombow Liquid Adhesives. The inner circle was inlaid into the centre of the die cut hole using Tombow Liquid Adhesive. I stamped the sentiment from the Thankful Thoughts stamp set in Old Olive ink onto the centre circle.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Happiest of Days stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

I ran both of the nested dies through the Big Shot in the same way as before but this time I used fun foam. I used the thin circular frame of foam to raise the thin rim piece onto the stamped panel adhering the 2 together with Tombow Liquid Adhesive. Interestingly the fun foam was distorted after running through the Big Shot and I had to cut out a small piece in order to make it fit.

I love the look of the finished card and would like to try it out in other colours. What colours would you choose?

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Details of the products I used for this project can be found below. Please visit my blog again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used:
Stamp sets
Happiest of Days
Stitched Shapes Framelits & Layering Circle dies
Thick Whisper White & Whisper White
Ink Pads
Momento Tuxedo Black
Marker Pens
Powder Pink, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive
Big Shot, Stampin’ Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Bone Folder, Paper Piercer and Scissors
Acrylic Block
B & C
Tombow Liquid Adhesive
Fun Foam, Grid Paper & Whisper White Envelope

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