Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Oh Happy Day!

The Reveal
Hello PMB friends, this is Michelle here today with a fun 3-D sentiment card to share. I made this as a birthday card for my sister who is a music teacher. I thought the music staff stamp was perfect, along with the extra long pearl stick pin which I thought looked like a conducting baton. Instead of saying, "Happy Birthday," I changed the sentiment to, "Oh Happy Day" to tie in the music theme. 

The Stamps
Pink Paislee's London Market collection is so beautiful and romantic, and the stamp set is no exception. Since there isn't a specific theme, the images can be used for any occasion. I combined the music with the postmark stamp for a birthday card. Just have fun with all the elements in this month's Portobello Road kit, and you'll be surprised with what you can come up with. 

The Details
I initially saw this technique and tutorial here. Basically you'll stamp your images twice on two separate pieces of paper. If you use more than one stamp, make the combined image the same on each paper. Then cut out your letters from one stamped image and line them up on the other image. Use foam tape to pop them up. It creates this eye-popping effect.

In terms of the sentiment, I hand wrote the "oh". The "happy" I cut using my QuicKutz Revolution. I had to dig out the hand crank unit for this project since I needed the letters cut from a specific space on the stamped image. The "day" I stamped with the Pink Paislee stamp set shown above. I hope you can see the pop-up in the photos as it is kind of subtle and kind of tromp l'oeil. 

I hope you love playing with your Portobello Road kit as much as I do. It is a gorgeous kit and you can't make anything wrong. I hope you'll have an oh so happy day. 

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