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Fri 09

Because I'm Happy

When making this colorful card to share with you today, this song kept running through my head--you know the one, from the movie "Up" sung by Pharrell Williams....Happy!

Here's a little reminder...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6Sxv-sUYtM (turn up the volume and skip the advertisement if it pops up)

Happy Stencil Card-1_edited-2
Because I'm Happy

I'm featuring the Chic Chevron Stencil inked in multiple pigment colors.

  1. I applied repositional adhesive (tape runner) onto the reverse side of the stencil and pressed it onto my card panel.  If there were any gaps, I lifted the stencil and applied more adhesive until the stencil was super flat on the paper.  
  2. I daubbed the pigment ink pad (cat's eye) directly onto the stencil taking up about 3 rows of the chevron per color then blending the colors (darker over lighter). 
  3. Remove the stencil.  While the ink is still wet (pigment ink dries slowly so there's time) heat emboss the colors with clear embossing powder.  I love the shiny hard-shell look of the chevron lines and those colors make me happy!
  4. I added the Glorious Gerber Daisies--paper pieced with purple petals and the whimsical Tinsel Ropes.
  5. For the sentiment I stamped the word 'Happy" from the Happy Birthday Background stamp using permanent black ink onto acetate---using acetate allows the stenciled chevron to show through. 
What makes you happy?  Hope you enjoyed today's stencil idea--leave a comment for a chance to win the beautiful Chic Chevron stencil.  All comments left by Sunday, May 18th,  6 PM EST will be entered a random drawing.  Winners will be posted here on the blog Monday, May 19.  Good luck!
Happy Friday!