Let Life Be a Happy Thing

A Happy Thing, Z Fold Card, Irresistably Yours

A Happy Thing is a Sale-A-Bration stamp set that has really intimidated me. I am more into flowers than fruit! But one of the really cool parts of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is having access to some really great training videos and webinars. I just participated in one about the Blendabilities pens and decided to see if I could put some of the excellent tips to use.

Can you count how many parts of this card were blendied? No? Ok, let’s list them:

  • Irresistibly Yours DSP
  • Whisper White Cotton Ribbon
  • Pearl Basic Jewels
  • Oh, and the lemon stamp!

The Blendies are so versatile and are even acid-free so you can use them in your scrapbooks guilt-free!  What a great way to make your own DSP by coloring Irresistibly Yours Specialty DSP with your choice of 45 colors! (Yes, 45! Each of the 15 available colors comes in 3 shades: light, medium and dark). Of course, the DSP can be colored in many different ways but I certainly like how it turned out with the Blendies. You can also blendie ribbon like I did here with the cotton ribbon. It looks stunning with the Organza Ribbon as well. Looking for some colored bling? Well, you will not be disappointed when you blendie on pearls, rhinestones, even the jeweled embellishments.

This card started by inking up a clear mount block in Daffodil Delight. Then I stamped over that with the lemon stamp in Memento Black and colored the image with Daffodil Delight blendies. What I especially like is how the Daffodil Delight added an additional layer of color on the lemon leaves.

This card has a little surprise when you open it! It’s a Z Fold card! I left it blank inside for choosing the “just right” A Happy Thing, Z Fold Card, Irresistably Yours, Insidesentiment when I use it. I just couldn’t figure out what felt right with it, and there is nothing wrong with keeping it blank either.

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS

  • Stamp Sets: A Happy Thing
  • Paper: Irresistibly Yours DSP, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi
  • Ink: Wild Wasabi
  • SU Tools: Square Collections Framelits, Hexagon Punch
  • Finishing Touch: Whisper White 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon, Pearl  Basic Jewels, Blendabilities: Daffodil Delight Wild Wasabi

What do you want to blendie on your next card?? I would love to know! Won’t you take a moment and leave me a comment? I love hearing from you! If you love making cards, gifts and home decor like I do, you really should think about joining Stampin’ Up! where you have access to many opportunities to learn and be part of a wonderful team, the Stampin’ Pretty Pals under Mary Fish. If you are interested and want to learn more, please email me at [email protected] any time. Thanks for coming to my blog today! Until next time,

Happy Stampin’!

Debbie

 

 

9 Comments

  1. Such a neat card! I love the “background” surrounding the lemon, and had to read your post a few times to figure out how you did it! Did you leave the center as it was after being inked, or add some white gel pen to it? And yes, the leaves are nicer b/c of the DD ink!
    Now I must try to replicate this great idea!
    As usual, TFS!

    • Thanks, Cindie! Yes, it really couldn’t be easier than how I did it. I inked the clear mount block then stamped onto whisper white. I stamped right over that with the lemon stamp, then blendied. The block stamp will be blotchy and that’s great! I used the area that didn’t get inked to be the white spot on the lemon – no gel pen necessary. You can also stamp off once if you want to get a lighter look. I would love to see yours when you give it a go!

  2. LOVE, LOVE it!!
    A definite to do.
    Yes, I’m shouting…. ;o)

  3. Oh, Debbie, this is one fantastic card! Love the idea of making your own color with the Irresistibly Yours DSP. And you even made your ribbon match! This card is full of surprises and I love it. I’m definitely going to CASE this one. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful card!

  4. Beautiful coloring. I really like how the sentiment peeks out in the front. Super card!

  5. STUNNING! You used several techniques from the Blendie webinar and I am so proud of your Blendie card!! The lemon looks fantastic and thanks for the reminder to use the acrylic block to add interest to the background. And your color choices are so soft and Spring-like. Off to pin….

  6. Lovely card Debbie. Could you list the dementions and score lines? I would love to try it. Thank you, Shari

    • Hi Shari! Thank you for your comment! This card is easily made with 4 1/4″ x 11″ cardstock, scored at 5 1/2″ and 2 3/4″. I hope that answers your question! Please feel free to ask me for any further information.

  7. This is a great showcase for the Blendabilities; I didn’t know you could do so many things with them. This would make a good Thinking of You card, it has such cheerful colors.

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