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Easy Peasy Stamping: How to Create an Oh Happy Day Card with Playing in the Rain Stamp Set

Hey there, fellow crafters! Are you ready to embark on a fun card-making adventure? I'm thrilled to show you how to create an Oh Happy Day Card using the adorable Playing in the Rain Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! And guess what? You don't need a truckload of supplies to get started. Just grab your stamps, ink pads, and paper, and let's dive in!

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I remember when I first started card making – I owned just a handful of supplies, but that didn't stop me from creating beautiful cards that brought smiles to my loved ones' faces. That's the magic of this craft – even with limited materials, you can make something truly special.

Before we get started, let's set up our crafting space. Now, I must admit, my crafting area isn't always picture-perfect. Sometimes it looks like a colorful tornado blew through it! But keeping things tidy (at least at the beginning) helps me stay organized and focused.

Oh Happy Day Simple Stamped Watercolor Card by Rick Adkins

Alright, let's talk paper! When it comes to card making, using the right paper makes all the difference. You'll want to choose a sturdy cardstock or smooth paper that's perfect for stamping. Trust me; it's worth investing in good quality paper for that crisp, professional finish.

Now, let's dive into the ink selection. Oh boy, this is one of my favorite parts – exploring all those luscious ink colors! Stampin' Up! offers a fantastic range of shades that coordinate beautifully with the Playing in the Rain Stamp Set. For this project, I recommend picking colors that evoke a sense of joy and happiness. After all, it's an Oh Happy Day Card, right?

Oh Happy Day Simple Stamped Watercolor Card by Rick Adkins front view

Okay, let's talk about stamping. If you're new to this, don't worry! I've got some super simple stamping techniques to share. One of my favorites is direct stamping, where you ink up the stamp and then press it directly onto the paper. It's like creating magic with just a simple press!

Oh, but here's a fun little anecdote for you. Once, I accidentally dropped my ink pad onto my card right after stamping, and it made an unexpected but delightful splatter pattern. I turned that "oops" into a "wow" moment by adding more splatters intentionally. That's the beauty of card making – sometimes mistakes lead to incredible discoveries!

Now comes the exciting part – designing your Oh Happy Day Card! The Playing in the Rain Stamp Set features the most adorable bunny and flowers, and they are just perfect for spreading joy. Play around with different layouts and arrangements until you find one that makes your heart sing.

Oh Happy Day Simple Stamped Watercolor Card by Rick Adkins Over head view

To add a personal touch, I often include sweet sentiments using stamps or handwritten notes. And if you're feeling extra creative, you can embellish your card with stickers, sequins, or even tiny bows. It's all about making your card uniquely you!

Oh, but I have to tell you another funny story. Once, I got so caught up in embellishing my card that I accidentally glued a sequin to my finger. It stuck so well that I had a sparkly finger for a day! But hey, it's all part of the crafting adventure, right?

Before you declare your card finished, take a moment to review your work. If you spot any smudges or little errors, don't fret! A little trick I use is to grab a fine-tipped marker or pen and carefully fix those bloopers. No one will ever know!

Now, let's add some final touches to make your Oh Happy Day Card shine. Rounding the corners or adding a decorative border can add a touch of elegance to your creation. And when it's all done, you can slide your card into a matching envelope or even place it in a lovely gift box – the choice is yours!

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So, my fellow crafters, I hope you enjoyed this little card-making journey with me. Remember, it doesn't take a ton of supplies to make something special – just your imagination and a dash of creativity. Have fun, and let's keep spreading joy, one Oh Happy Day Card at a time! Happy crafting!

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