CTD433: Smile: Happy Looks Good on You

I ran across the Hampton Art Flower Believe Layering stamp set at Michaels a couple of weeks ago and liked the flowers in the set.  It made a pretty card.

I don’t often make a card without any additional rectangle layers, but for this card I decided to keep is clean and simple.  I stamped the flowers on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock using the Altenew Inks listed below. I hadn’t noticed it before, but there are only leaf sprigs in this stamp set and so I pulled out the Clearly Besotted Layered Chrysanthemums to add leaves to the flowers, stamping them in the Altenew green inks listed below.  Once I was done stamping I fussy cut the images with the Cutter Bee scissors.  I have other small scissors, but these seem to work the best for detailed cutting.

Once all the stamping and cutting was done it was time to determine the arrangement on the front of the cardbase.  A top folding A2 card was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  At first I thought I would only have three flowers in the lower left, but eventually I settled on five.  I stamped the leaf sprigs directly to the card front and began to adhered the flowers and leaves around them using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The two lowest flowers were adhered with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape for added dimension.

It was at this point that I remembered to stamp the sentiment, which is from Penny Black Happy Thoughts.  I wanted something that would be subtle and not detract from the flowers and so I stamped it with VersaMark Ink, added Ranger Detailed Silver Embossing Powder, and heat set it with the Marvy Embossing Tool.  Then one more flower was added to the upper right with a few leaves.

I thought I would be done at this point, but the way this layering stamp worked the flower centers didn’t have any definition and so I decided to pull some blue rhinestones from my stash for the center of the flowers and liked the way it looked much better.

Products Used:

  • Hampton Art Flower Believe Layering Clear Stamp (SC0746)
  • Penny Black Happy Thoughts
  • Clearly Besotted Layered Chrysanthemums
  • Altenew Inks: Caribbean Sky, Persian Blue, Sapphire, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glade, Evergreen
  • Ranger Detailed Silver Embossing Powder
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue

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The outline for the Hampton At Outlines Sunbathing was cut with the Silhouette Cameo and then stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink for Copic coloring.   Markers used are listed below.

00260Originally I planned to adhere the flower image to a white rectangle, cut with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes die, embossed with the Cuttlebug Polka Dot Embossing Folder, but it just didn’t stand out.  So a smaller rectangle was cut from green cardstock with the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangle die.  This allowed the focal image to pop off the page.

The sentiment is from Hero Arts Happy Stamp and Cut and was die cut from both gold glitter cardstock and green cardstock.  They were glue offset with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and adhered to the front of the focal image.  The focal image was adhered to the green rectangle using 3M ½” Foam Tape.  The white polka dot rectangle was adhered to side folding A2 card, cut to 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼” with some Darice Adhesive Fun Foam and the card was done.


  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Hero Arts Happy Stamp and Cut
  • Hampton Art Outlines Sunbathing
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Cuttlebug Polka Dot Embossing Folder
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangle
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Copic Markers: YR14/RY16/YR18; R14/R17; V22/V25; B32/B34/B37; V15/V17; RV13/RV14; R21/R22; BG15/BG18; Y06/Y08/Y15; B000; C2/C3
  • Gold Glitter Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Cardstock
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue