Monday, July 6, 2015

Operation Smile ~ Happy Everything

Welcome to a special hop by the Stamp of the Month consultant group. If you've arrived from Judy Faye Garner's blog you're on the right track. 
Just keep clicking the links to see all the great ideas!

For this hop we are featuring the Operation Smile set called  Happy Everything. This is such a cute set with really great messages. Even better...Close To My Heart will donate $3.00 of the proceeds of this C size set to Operation Smile. 
 Operation Smile performs surgeries to correct facial deformities in children. 

This is a standard top fold sized card. It's pretty basic stamping with just a couple extras. The grass was created by stamping the chevron image once, then offset and stamped again in 2nd generation ink. This gives the two tone look. The balloon was stamped to line up with the dog. Then I used a journal pen to "tie" the balloon to the dog. Finally, I colored in some of the spaces in the message to make it pop and stand out a bit. I also offset the layers a bit. I left the left edge a bit wider than the rest of the layers....just for fun. It is important to carry it through so I did it again on the message layer. The coloring was done with our ShinHan markers. You can shade easily with the markers. But you can also remove color to brighten and area, like on the balloon. It's hard to see, but there is some sponging in Glacier along the top and upper sides to give a feeling of sky.

Happy Everything is only available until August 31, 2015 when it will retire. 
If you want this set, don't delay! 

All products are Close To My Heart: (click to see image)
--Stamp Sets: Happy Everything (R), Cuddly Salutations (R)(Hostess Set)
--Cardstock: White Daisy, Glacier, Cranberry, Black
--Inks: Black, Glacier, Topiary
--ShinHan Markers: Cherry Pink, Clay, Bronze, Warm Grey, Colorless Blender
--Shimmer Trim: Red, Black

(R) = Retiring Aug 31, 2015

Be sure to check out the Retired and While Supplies Last sections, too!

Now it's time to hop over to Angela White's blog for more great ideas!

Have a great day!


  1. LOL, how fun! I like how you shaded the letters too

    1. Thanks, Lela. The letters were a last second inspiration.

  2. So adorable! Great idea very original.

  3. cute card! I have yet to use "cuddly sensations" and perhaps you've inspired me to give it a try. Stamping three dogs helps to use up the white space. Thanks for sharing!
    :) Marie

    1. Thanks, Marie. Give it a try! It's a cute set.

  4. Oh my gosh! Love the floating wiener dog! Such a cute card!

    1. Thanks, Jeanie. Not sure where the idea came from but I love how it turned out.

  5. Too cute. Love the balloon carrying the dog

  6. Cute card! Love that you mixed the wiener dog with the balloon. I'll have to CASE the idea for my uncle who loves wiener dogs.


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