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MIY Greeting Card: Think Happy, Be Happy

MIY Greeting Card: Think Happy, Be Happy

Hello there, friends! Genevive of Thoughtful Crafts here, very excited to share with you what I have created with the super cute dies from the Debi Potter collection: Sizzix Bigz Die - Kitten, Sizzix Bigz Die - Garden Flower, Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 3PK - Happy Trims.

MIY Greeting Card: Think Happy, Be Happy

I made a card with lots of textures and details and as usual, everything starts with gathering the cardstocks in colors I like, so I got green, pink and yellow.  Then I went ahead and cut the die-cuts.  For the kitten and the flowers which are Bigz dies, the sandwich should be (from bottom to top): Sizzix Standard Cutting Pad  +Die facing up + paper + Cutting Pad. And for the white trims, which are Thinlits, the Sizzix sandwich should be in this order: Sizzix Magnetic Platform + Sizzix standard cutting pad +paper + thinlits dies facing down + cutting pad.

MIY Greeting Card: Think Happy, Be Happy

When the die-cuts were ready, I then proceeded to make my card base which  is a 12x6 white cardstock paper, folded in half. For the background, I used water color and a little bit of white gesso for texture. I couldn't choose between pink and grey at this point so I just went ahead and make two :)

MIY Greeting Card: Think Happy, Be Happy

As you can see, I finally chose grey. It looked so pretty with the white gesso which I applied using a textured roller. I glued the happy trims die-cuts on top with glossy accents which is a good glue to use when the material is too thin, because we don't want to see glue coming out and stealing the limelight.

MIY Greeting Card: Think Happy, Be Happy

I love the water color + gesso + heart trims effect. It's not too loud but it's there.

MIY Greeting Card: Think Happy, Be Happy

For the flower details, I mixed cardstocks and a piece of velum then I threaded the flower button with a silver and white  baker's twine.

MIY Greeting Card: Think Happy, Be Happy

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment in a darker grey chalk ink, and added it to finish the card.

MIY Greeting Card: Think Happy, Be Happy

I hope you are happy with I created for you this month! Until next time! :)

Love, Genevive 

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Other Materials Used:

  • Cardstock - American Crafts
  • Gesso, white - Prima
  • Glossy accents - Ranger
  • Ink- grey - Avery Elle
  • Stamp - Studio G
  • Vellum
  • Water color
  • Foam dots
  • Baker's twine

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