Wishing you a Happy everything!

Hi friends! This is going to be my last blog post of 2021… this year has gone by way too quick. 
I know, I know, it isn’t even Christmas yet, and don’t get me wrong, I am still in the Christmas crafting mood but I felt like making something a little different for my last project of the year for trinity. 
I recently received the matching dies to the newest sentiment stamps and I am so in love with how versatile they all are! If you haven’t seen them, go check them out here. I love that I will be able to use the stamps and dies all year round, so it ends up being a really good investment as well.

Okay, onto the project. I have really been into ink blending lately, specifically with my distress oxide inks, I just can’t get enough, and something I don’t think about doing hardly ever, is dry embossing my cardstock after inking it. So that’s what my project revolves around today. 
I started by picking out a set of colors that I thought look nice together and I went with this combo:

I applied the ink to my paper using a blending brush and did two layers so I got a nice coverage of all the colors.

Next up, I chose an embossing folder from my stash, I wanted something that wasn’t going to take away from the sentiments I was planning on placing on top, and so I picked a subtle design and ran it through my gemini.

I trimmed my colored cardstock to be 4X5.25” so that when I placed it on top of my A2 base, it would have a nice white border all around.

Now it was time for the sentiment, I decided to go with the die Happy from the Simply sentimental coordinating die set and the “wishing you a” and “everything” from the Simply sentimental stamp set.  

I colored a piece of white cardstock using a brush and Peacock Feathers distress ink and die cut the word Happy and then stamped the rest of the sentiment using the same ink onto white paper. Now all of it matches and looks cohesive. 

I glued the die cut word on the center of my multicolored panel and placed the stamped words above and below the die, where I thought they’d look their best. 

The final step was to add fun foam to the back of the panel and then glue it to the card base.

I added some pretty sparkles around the sentiment and there you have it, our Wishing you a Happy everything card is done!

And now that I have that out of my system, I am going back to creating more Christmas pretties! 

That is all for me today and this year, I hope I was able to inspire you to create awesome craftingness with your stamps and dies. I wish you all a merry Christmas and I hope 2022 brings you much happiness! 

Till next time.