The brand new Wildly Happy stamp set is super adorable. I just love the simple handsketched images of these beautiful creatures, and how you can add colour using Stampin’ Blends or an Aquapainter and inks, or just leave them in their simple handrawn state.
My first thought on seeing the panda image was the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), so I wanted to represent this in my creation. I chose two things; the leafy patterned paper from Mosaic Mood & an old candle package I had that I wanted to recycle. The current climate crisis has us all questioning our eco friendly lifestyle, and how we can adopt more environmentally friendly ways of living, so I wanted to show how you can give a new lease of life to an old box or package.
I started by covering my box with the DSP, adhering with Tombow Liquid Glue. Then I cut a circle out with a Circle Die for the lid. I then handstamped the panda image using Memento Black ink, and shimmer white cardstock (this is great paper for watercolour).
What was really interesting was playing with black ink and my aquapainter, as I wanted to give the pandas their colour without it being too intense. I added a squirt of Memento Ink to a clear block and then lightly went over the areas I wanted to colour.
I like that the black stamped sketch lines still remained visible and that the colour looked hand painted with some patches missing here and there.
I cut this image out using a Stitched Shape Circle Die, and then simply add a Gold Glimmer leaf punched using the Leaf Punch, and embossed the sentiment in White Embossing Powder on Basic Black card stock (don’t forget the all important Embossing Buddy!).
My box is now ready to pop an eco conscious gift inside.
Mosaic Mood DSP & Wildly Happy stamp set will be available to order direct on June 4th.
Until then head to my shop to find more crafting goodies to help you get started on your creative journey.