Happy Saturday! It’s time for the latest edition of “Weekender with Wanda” here on the Simon Says Stamp blog! I’m happy to see you today! It’s a lovely Easter weekend here in California. Hope you are having a beautiful weekend too. Today I’m sharing a card made with fun and happy products from one of my favorite companies – WPLUS9! I have lots of pretty stamps from them and they always make me smile. My card for this post was made using the adorable “Happy Mail” stamp set and matching dies. I had fun coloring with my Copic markers to create a cheerful card sure to bring sunshine to someone’s mailbox!
These little banners are so cute! I stamped, die cut and colored three identical banners for my card. I colored the banners with Copic markers (colors below) and then added just a hint of clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen to them. You can see here that the banners are raised slightly off the page. I did this by stacking two banners on top of each other. I cut three plain banners and mounted the colored ones on top.
The little birdies were also colored with Copic Markers and they were attached to the card using foam squares. The background striped paper is from the Lawn Fawn “Let’s Polka, In the Meadow” collection. I cut the striped paper to A2 size so my entire card front is that pattern. It’s the perfect shade of happy yellow!
To make my background clouds I made my own cloud stencil using the Simon Says Stamp Wave Border dies set! I cut the die out of white paper. Then I used a sponge dauber and blue ink to make my own clouds. I used a light hand on the ink….and kept moving the stencil down the page making rows of clouds. This is a technique I use all the time!
Here are the Copic colors I used for today’s card. The three shades of blue are what I used for the birdies.
You can see the Wink of Stella glitter on the banners in this photo!
A tiny bit of red twine at the top of the card adds a bit of visual interest and whimsy.
Thank you for spending part of your weekend with us here at Simon Says Stamp! See you back here real soon! Don’t forget that Copic Markers are still on sale for 25% off. Use the code COPIC when you check out.