Happy Watercolor Hardwood

Happy Watercolor

Do you remember the days at Stampin’ Up! before we had the Big Shot and punches?  I certainly don’t miss those days, but making a card was easy and fast back then.  I wouldn’t give up my Big Shot for anything but sometimes simple is exactly what you need on a busy day.  This card was made with no punches and no Big Shot.  Just cardstock, stamps and ink.

The background stamp is called Hardwood and is in the Occasions Catalog.  The best way to stamp a background stamp is to lay it rubber side up on your table and then pat an ink pad on top of it.  Lay your cardstock on top, cover it with a piece of scrap paper (copy paper) and just rub.  Sometimes the bigger stamps are harder to ink evenly on your cardstock.  Doing it this way, prevents that from happening. Here is a picture of the stamp inked up and the cardstock on top:

Inking A Background Stamp

The reason you should put a piece of scrap paper on top is so you don’t get ink all over your fingers when rubbing (ask me how I figured this out!).

The flowers and sentiment are from Happy Watercolor which is also in the Occasions Catalog.  I love the sentiment in this set (you make me happy).

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