During July, Stampin' Up! is offering a special stamp set called Reason to Smile. This stamp set will only be available in July and will never be offered again. You can purchase this wonderful set for just $5 during July when you first purchase at least $50 worth of other merchandise. It is available in both Clear-Mount and Wood-Mount. There is a limit of one set per customer.
Here are a couple of cards using this set to inspire you! Enjoy!
Uses Reason to Smile Clear-Mount Set and Loving Thoughts Clear-Mount Set plus Clear-Mount Block H, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad, Certainly Celery Card Stock, Soft Suede Card Stock, Whisper White Card Stock, Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad, Heat Tool (to speed up drying of Craft Ink), Soft Suede 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, SNAIL Adhesive, 2-Way Glue Pen, Sticky Strip, Stampin' Trimmer, Craft Scissors, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Multipurpose Platform, Standard Cutting Pads, Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die, and Finishing Touches Edgelits.
You can't really tell in the scan, but this card has some shimmer and shine in the center blue circle. I masked the surrounding area and spritzed with my Stampin' Spritzer and a mixture of Bashful Blue and Not Quite Navy Ink with water and rubbing alcohol. Then, I spritzed it with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz. The one daisy is embossed in white on vellum and then hand cut out.
Uses Reason to Smile Clear-Mount Set and Petite Pairs Clear-Mount Set plus Clear-Mount Block A, Clear-Mount Block B, Clear-Mount Block C, Bashful Blue Classic Stampin' Pad, Marina Mist Classic Stampin' Pad, Bashful Blue Classic Stampin' Ink Refill, Not Quite Navy Classic Stampin' Ink Refill, Bashful Blue Card Stock, Marina Mist Card Stock, Whisper White Card Stock, Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad, Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz, Heat Tool, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, White Vellum Card Stock, Pool Party Baker's Twine, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin' Spritzer, Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips, Craft Scissors, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, water, rubbing alcohol, and copy paper.
I used a mask made by punching a piece of copy paper with the 2-1/2" Circle Punch on this card too. After placing the mask on the card stock, I sponged through the circle with So Saffron and More Mustard Inks. I inked up the daisy flower using the Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad and then used a baby wipe to clean off excess ink before coloring the base of the flower and the stem with the Old Olive Marker. After stamping, I sprinkled on White Stampin' Emboss Powder and heated it.
Uses Reason to Smile Clear-Mount Set and Friendly Phrases Clear-Mount Set plus Clear-Mount Block H, So Saffron Classic Stampin' Pad, More Mustard Classic Stampin' Pad, Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker, So Saffron Card Stock, More Mustard Card Stock, Whisper White Card Stock, Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad, Heat Tool, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, So Saffron 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Glue Dots, SNAIL Adhesive, Stamping Sponges, Stampin' Trimmer, Craft Scissors, Paper-Piercing Tool, Stampin' Pierce Mat, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, copy paper, and baby wipes.