Hello, Friends! As you probably all know, I love color! So when I received this Happy is My Favorite Color stamp in my Design Team box from Tammy, it was love at first sight! My fingers have been itching to work with it, and this morning I rose before the sun with a vision for this card.
Yellow and pink is one of my favorite color combinations. It is just so full of happy! And making this card filled my whole studio with happy vibes. Let’s face it, you know it’s going to be a good day when you have inky fingers before 7AM!
I pulled out all my yellow Distress Ink pads (yes, every last one!) and smooshed them onto my craft mat so I could use a non-wrinkle distress technique on watercolor paper. Next, I cut a panel to measure 5″ x 7″ and ran it through my Big Shot with Tammy’s Blistered Embossing Folder. Then I added some Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberries and Vintage Photo ink to the raised areas.
To add some pattern to the mix, I stamped this background randomly with the Dear Ruby Stamp. Oh, I have a feeling you are going to see a LOT of this fabulous stamp. I love anything related to Typography, and the vintage handwriting on this stamp is scrumptious! The little circle on the right is from Tab Set One. I wanted to balance the design, and filling this with more vintage buttons did the trick, along with a sweet little pink clothes pin.
After stamping, embossing and coloring the sentiment panel, I knew I wanted to add some pretty posies to the card. The Shabby Posy Die makes gorgeous flowers, dontcha think? I just die cut them from the yellow background paper then sponged the centers and edges with Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberries. Some of my favorite vintage buttons filled the centers, adding a sweet vintage vibe to this very colorful card.
The leaves were die cut from the same yellow panel using dies from Pom Pom Posies. I colored them with various green Distress Inks, and then sponged in a little Picked Raspberries. The seam binding ribbon was custom dyed with Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberries and Worn Lipstick. Then I cleaned up the green inks on my craft mat to add some depth to the color palette.
A Peek Inside
Creating cards with special details on the inside is one of my favorite things to do. I stamped a leftover bit of my yellow watercolor paper with the Bog Woodgrain Stamp and Worn Lipstick Distress ink for starters.
Then I die cut this darling Deco Edge Envelope from patterned paper (October Afternoon Girl Talk). It was just the right size to hold a lemon/ginger tea bag. I love these itty bitty envelopes so much!
I hope this cheery little card added some sunshine to your day. I know I had sunshine in my soul while making it! Yes, indeed…Happy IS my favorite color! What’s yours?
Thanks for stopping by!
Note: you can find all of Tammy Tutterow’s stamps, embossing folders and dies HERE on the Spellbinder’s website.