Pocketful of Happiness

Sometimes you just need to take something simple and with a few tweaks turn it into something special.  That's what I did with these cards. I had a few sheets of silver and gold foiled flower designer series paper that I wanted to personalise and make special.  Here's how it turned out.

flower card

For this card I use my aqua blender and some ink to water colour the flowers and leaves with pinks and greens. Almost everything on this card is now retired but I love it. Don't throw scraps away - just find a way to combine them together to make something new and special.

pocket full of happiness

This card uses exactly the same paper but this time I used a brayer and ink to completely cover the card stock with one colour. It completely transforms the card. 

pocketful of happiness

I think if you compared these cards you would never think they were made with the same paper!

pocketful of happiness

For my third card I went back to water colouring but went for blues this time. Again I used the same base background but it's completely transformed. 

pocketful of happiness

pocketful of happiness

These cards were really really simple to make but look really impressive because of the foundation paper I used. Something just a simple metallic and white is completely transformed with colour and I love the results. I have a few more sheets of this left and I'm definitely going to do some more cards like this because they have the right amount of bling and make me happy.

Something else that made me happy this week was the launch of the new Stampin' Up! Catalogue. I'm trying to pace myself but there will definitely be an order going in for some new stamps before this long weekend is over! Got to keep creating.

I hope you are safe and well - where ever you are and that you're finding ways to be creative.

Happy crafting.