Aug 14, 2015

Happy Mail and Tuesdays Take 1

Who can resist happy mail?  I got some yesterday from a blog reader and it made my day.  I will be putting this in the mail today!

  • Background stamp is Stampin Up Watercolor Wash.  It's one big stamp that allows you to get a nice watercolor background without using watercolor paper.  I colored the image with markers and than ran the paper through a misty spray (very little water) and then stamped.
  • Using washi tape to align the die helped.  A lot.  This was my 3rd attempt! 
Rather than spell it all out (since -- horrors -- not that many folks read the details), here are a few pics to show the process.

You may have noticed that Cath Edvalson is back on the web with a new blog called Hip & Hooray.  She has a Tuesday challenge called Tuesday's Take and I was inspired by the picture in that challenge to make this card.  Here's the inspiration photo:

MOOD WHEN DONE = Well, I'd have to be happy!


  1. wonderful card Joan - and thanks for the info about Cath's blog and also that SU stamp - have a good weekend!

  2. I {heart} your card, Joan! Someone is going to be thrilled to find this in their mailbox! Gorgeous! And yep, certainly does fit Cath's challenge...perfectly!

  3. LOVE this card! Your color choices from the inspiration picture are great! I might have to put that HAPPY die on my wish list!

  4. Happy & cheerful - love it! I like how you created the background. Also, thanks for the news regarding Cath. Sure have missed her.

  5. Fun, fun card. Love the colors & it is definitely a "happy" card. Happy, happy weekend.

  6. Wonderful! Who wouldn't be happy when this shows up in their mailbox?? Great job.

  7. LOVE*LOVE*LOVE! This is definitely happy, and just terrific. Someone will just be HAPPY receiving it!! :D


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