Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Happy Birthday--Smile!

The current Lawnscaping challenge theme is "Sweets." I decided to make a birthday card to send to Send a Smile 4 Kids, to brighten the day of a hospitalized child.

I stamped Taylored Expressions' "Mason Jar" on a piece of Strathmore Smooth Bristol paper, using Ranger Archival Watering Can ink and second-generation stamping. I then used Antique Linen Distress ink to stamp several gumballs, from the "Sweet Smiles" set by Lawn Fawn, inside the jar. I also stamped 5 more gumballs for around the jar. I colored the gumballs in with my Zig Clean Color pens. For the shading on the jar, I scribbled one of the blue Zig pens onto an acrylic block, and picked up some color with a water brush to dilute it before applying it to my paper. Finally I die cut the jar and gumballs with their coordinating dies.

I die cut a panel from some hot pink cardstock with a Simon Says Stamp "Stitched Rectangles" die. I then used the "Happy Birthday #1" stamp by Stampabilities and Hero Arts Pale Tomato ink to create a tone-on-tone background.

For the background, I used one of the patterned papers from Echo Park's "Fine and Dandy" 6x6" pad. I cut it to 4.25x5.5", and adhered it to a white A2 card base. I then adhered my pink panel to that. I felt the jar looked a little "naked," so I created a tag from some yellow cardstock, with the "Smile!" from "Sweet Smiles" stamped on it in Watering Can. I tied that to the top of the jar with some pink and white baker's twine, then adhered the jar to the card front. I glued down the remaining gumballs, and this card was done.

I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:

Craft Your Passion Challenge #305: "Anything Goes"
Through the Craft Room Door: "Anything Goes"


  1. Such a fun happy card! I "need" to get a mason jar stamp set!

  2. I love this card!!! So happy and bright it would make anyone smile! Great job....

  3. Wow, such a fun card; perfect for a festive birthday celebration! Thanks for sharing with us over at TTCRD!

  4. A super 'sweet' card... sorry I couldn't resist the pun.
    Thanks for joining us at Craft your passion challenges.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine ( DT ) x


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