Brighten up your day!

Brighten up your day!

Morning all!

I am really getting fed up with this grey weather and am trying my best to channel some sunnier vibes!

My perfect escape to brighten things up is to do a bit of stamping.

When I want happy colours, I think of rainbow shades.

And when I think of happy pastel shades, I immediately reach for some of the lovely ink colours in the Lawn Fawn range.

I love repeat stamping in rainbow shades - there's something so therapeutic about it.

And a great set for this is the versatile and inexpensive Make a Wish stamp set from Concord & 9th.

You don't need the dies to create some fab designs with this set.

I started out by selecting my rainbow pastels from Lawn Fawn:

  • Ballet Slippers
  • Apricot
  • Butter
  • Celery Stick
  • Kiddie Pool
  • Minty Fresh
  • Fresh Lavender

I cut a 4x4 piece of white cardstock with a die that creates a pierced edge like the Small Dotted Squares set from Lawn Fawn, currently discounted!

Then I centred the solid candle stamp on the square in my stamp positioner so that I could move the cardstock half an inch in each direction to stamp the three candles either side of the central one.

Everything ends up nice and uniform, and once you add the stripe and dot details in the same ink shades the background comes together in no time.

I added the flame details in the same way, and simply used a black pen to draw the wick.

Then it was just a matter of stamping the sentiment from the Make a Wish set in black ink, and mounting the panel on a square card base.

This design is a great one for making multiples. Once you've made your first background, you can use it as a template in your stamp positioner for completing all the steps easily.

Until next time, happy crafting!