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Happy “It’s New to Me” Year.


Hi, it’s Chark today and since our challenge this month is New to Me, I thought I would try using some of those stamps that get forgotten in my stamp sets. You know, the little stars and hearts and, in this case, little clouds and balloons that you just don’t use.

IMG_4893I used the Hero Arts Be Happy set (which is just $4 right now!) for both cards. On this one, I stamped the cloud and hot air balloon by coloring the stamp with Tombow markers. Once I stamped them, I used a waterbrush to blend them a little. The die cut part was already cut (it’s from David Tutera’s card line), so all I had to do was stamp it, color a background to show through the die cut and adhere some layers. It was really fast and easy.


For this card, I used the star from this stamp and also used the star stencil to outline a star and fill it with sequins. I used Hero Arts Neon Red ink for the stars, but I stamped it off first on scrap paper and then onto the card. The ink was much lighter this way and matched the card base. I also used stamped on teal washi tape, using the same star and the heart that came with the set. That was fun!

IMG_4884I had fun using the little forgotten stamps in this set and I’m going to go back to some other sets to find new ones to ink up. Don’t forget to enter our challenge this month and maybe even try using your little stamps!

Have a Happy Friday!


Supplies Links:

Be Happy Stamps, Neon Red Ink, Water Brush, Enamel Dots, Mixed Sequins, Tombow Markers, Washi Tape, Black ink, Starry Night Stencil, David Tutera Step 2 Cards, Tombow Glue

Author: craftychark

Loves reading, crafting, writing and The Wizard of Oz.

2 thoughts on “Happy “It’s New to Me” Year.

  1. I love the fun, bright colors you chose for your cards, Chark! What a great way to use those small stamps from our stamp sets, too…thanks for sharing your clever ideas with us!

  2. Hey Chark!! Your cards are so cute and fun!! These are cards my daughter and I can make together. Thanks for the idea!!

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