Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Good luck cards - using So Happy For You

At some stage or another, somebody we care about will put themselves up for a challenge - from exams and driving tests, to marathons and mountain climbs for charity. A good luck card is a lovely way of showing your support.

This week I'm showing you cards made with the So Happy For You stamp set, one of four fabulous sets that you get free when you place a £45 order (click here for details). This is the set:

And here's the good luck card I made with it:


The little clover stamp is perfect for this repeat image background and can also be cut out to make accents as I did here.

Here's how to make this card:

  • Cut an 11.5cm x 7.5cm piece of Whisper White card stock. 
  • Stamp clovers all over it in three different green inks, starting with the palest.
  • Stick Early Espresso wide grosgrain ribbon to the clover panel with Snail adhesive, wrapping the ends behind the card stock for a neat finish. 
  • Cut an oval from Garden Green card stock using the large oval punch, and stick it onto the clover panel, slightly overlapping the Early Espresso ribbon. 
  • Wrap Pumpkin Pie narrow grosgrain ribbon round the clover panel, taking it over the middle of the green oval. Use Snail adhesive to stick it down.
  • Stamp the sentiment onto Whisper White card stock and cut out with the medium oval punch. Sponge the edges with a touch of Certainly Celery ink. Stick to the Garden Green oval, over the top of the Pumpkin Pie ribbon, using dimensionals.
  • Stamp a clover in each shade of green onto Whisper White card stock and cut them out with sharp paper snips. Fix these around the sentiment with dimensionals. TIP: I snip off edge pieces from a packet of dimensionals and use them to stick small items.
  • Mount the clover panel onto a piece of Garden Green card stock, then onto a piece of Certainly Celery card stock. Finally mount this onto an A5 Crumb Cake card base.
Supplies
Stamps: So Happy For You (Free set with Sale-a-bration)
Ink: Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery, Pumpkin Pie
Card stock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Garden Green
Other: 1/4" grosgrain ribbon in Pumpkin Pie, 5/8" grosgrain ribbon in Early Espresso, large and medium oval punches

I love the 'good luck' sentiment that comes with this set. It's quite effective as the focus of a card too, as on this one:


It was easy to line the words up with my stamp-a-majig and I added some layered scallops made with the scallop border punch. The colours here are Old Olive, Not Quite Navy and Daffodil Delight.

These cards could be accompanied by a little good luck charm. When I was at school, I remember lucky gonks were all the rage - remember these? (No? Well it was sometime in the middle ages after all!)

Thanks for popping in today -  I really do appreciate your visits and comments. It's Three Minute Thursday here tomorrow and I'll be here with the quickest card ever! Hope you can join me,



8 comments:

  1. I'm ashamed to say it...but I DO remember Gonks!!- we had them in Australia too!

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  2. lovely cards.. I love both the cards.. so very pretty.. I thought it was patterned paper on the first.. then I realised that you had stamped it.. gorgeous :D

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  3. Gonks?! They're called trolls where I come from!
    Gem
    x
    PS Fab cards.

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  4. I was a member of the Troll fan club when I was a kid. I had so many of them. Love the way we could match the ones in your pic to SU colours by the colour of their hair- Real Red, Tempting Turquise, Rich Razzleberry.... ;0) Two more lovely cards Vicky xx

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  5. I remeber them too! Love the cards Vicky, the colours are gorgeous x

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  6. These are gorgeous Vicky, I particularly love the second one and those colours really work well together. Cor them trolls take me back, I remember them, I had a surgeon one for some bizarre reason with bright orange hair, I used to think he was fab...I had loads of Smurfs too, do you remember them lol !

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  7. What cute cards using the shamrock and luck images.

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  8. Love both of the good luck cards, Vicky -- you're such an expert at showing the versatility of the stamps. And, I had some of those... what did you call them? Lucky gonks? We called them troll dolls when I was a kid. I loved my trolls! :)

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