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"So Happy To Celebrate You" Card with Stampin' Up!'s Playing in the Rain Stamp Set

Hey there, fellow card makers! If you're anything like me, you know the pure joy of crafting handmade cards that can bring a smile to someone's face. Today, I want to share a delightful card-making project that will surely spark your creativity and put a grin on your recipient's face – the "So Happy To Celebrate You" Card!

Picture this: adorable critters playing in the rain, surrounded by vibrant colors, and a heartfelt sentiment that says it all. To make this magic happen, we'll be using Stampin' Up!'s fabulous Playing in the Rain Stamp Set, and I'll show you how to add a pop of color with watercolor pencils and create a dreamy background using ink blending. So, let's dive in and have some crafting fun!

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Gathering the Supplies:

Before we begin, let's gather our supplies like excited kids at a candy store! You'll need the charming Playing in the Rain Stamp Set, and we'll get the perfect sentiment from the Layered Leaves Stamp Set. And of course, watercolor pencils are our secret weapon for adding that WOW factor!

Stamp Selection and Positioning:

Now comes the fun part – choosing which adorable critters from the Playing in the Rain Stamp Set will make it to our card. Once you've decided, mount the stamps on an acrylic block or a stamping platform for precision stamping. And don't worry if you don't get it perfect the first time – remember, even imperfections make each card unique!

So Happy To Celebrate You Card by Rick Adkins

Watercolor Pencil Techniques:

Watercolor pencils are like a box of colorful surprises. They allow us to layer and blend colors effortlessly, adding depth and personality to our stamped images. If you're anything like me, you might get carried away with colors (I certainly do!). Just remember to have fun and experiment with blending until you achieve the look you love!

Coloring the Playing in the Rain Stamp Set:

Now the real magic begins as we bring those adorable critters to life! Follow along step-by-step as we color each element with the watercolor pencils. Remember, there's no right or wrong way to color – it's all about unleashing your creativity and adding your personal touch to the characters.

Ink Blending for Background:

Want to take your card to the next level? Let's create a dreamy and soft background using ink blending! It's like painting a beautiful sky for our playful critters. Start with coordinating ink colors and blend away until you achieve that ethereal look – it's easy and oh-so-rewarding!

Adding Sentiments with the Layered Leaves Stamp Set:

Every card needs a heartfelt message, right? We'll dive into the Layered Leaves Stamp Set and find the perfect sentiment to complete our card. Stamp it with love and care, and place it thoughtfully on the card for a balanced and eye-catching design.

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Assembling the Card:

Our colored images and dreamy background are now ready to come together! Die cut the colored image using the coordinating Playing in the Rain Dies, and arrange everything on the card base. Don't forget to adhere everything securely – we want our card to withstand smiles and admiration!

Embellishments and Finishing Touches:

Adding a few extra details and embellishments is like sprinkling glitter on the cake – it makes everything shine! From sequins to ribbons or anything you fancy, these little touches will elevate your card from adorable to unforgettable.

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Congratulations, fellow card makers! You did it! We've crafted a fun and heartfelt "So Happy To Celebrate You" Card together, using the fantastic Playing in the Rain Stamp Set and watercolor pencils. I hope you enjoyed this crafting adventure as much as I did.

Remember, there's no right or wrong way in card making – it's all about letting your creativity flow and sharing your heart with the world through these beautiful handmade creations. So, keep experimenting, keep smiling, and keep crafting! Until next time, happy card making!

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