Happy Day Mojo

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Hello there new Happy Day stamp set.  Doesn’t that just sound like a fun sentence?  I started off using the Modern Medley paper because I wanted to try a black and white card, and lo and behold – it’s black and vanilla!  So I whipped out some of my favorite new stamps and created my own fun papers today!  I hope you enjoy all the creative tips that resulted in this Mojo Monday card!  Here’s the original sketch and my result.

Mojo299SketchHappy Day 001 Front

Creative Tips –

  • I wanted a striking look so I embossed each element of this card.Happy Day 001 Medallions
  • For a subtle background for my white card front I embossed the medallion in clear embossing powder to create a designer paper look.  Happy Day 001 Circle CU
  • The new Dictionary Background stamp is perfect to use for that little piece of designer paper.   I’ve used it several times already and can see that it will definitely become a staple.  I punched a Basic Black matte with my 2 1/2” Circle Punch and the dictionary circle was cut out using the fourth circle in the new Circle Framelits Collection. 
  • To bring a little emphasis to the rectangle I matted the white rectangle (2” x 2 3/4”) on a piece of Basic Black (2 1/8” x 2 7/8”)that had a 1/16” matte.  I popped that black rectangle onto a larger one (2 1/2” x 3 1/4”) with a 3/16” matte.  The smaller Basic Black rectangle was popped up using Stampin’ Dimensionals.Happy Day 001 Elements
  • For the banner I used the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  It’s a cool look and you can easily over stamp it for tighter lines if you want to.  Because the banner is so wide, I couldn’t use a square punch for the end, so I cut up and far as I wanted and brought each corner to the point.  View my video on how to make banner flagsHappy Day 001 Height
  • Once I embossed the Medallion in black embossing powder I cut it out leaving a slight Whisper White border.  I popped it up on double dimensionals stacked on top of each other for the side not adhered to the white rectangle.  I needed to do this so that it didn’t sag to the left.Happy Day 001 Side
  • For a finishing touch, I added an extra large Rhinestone to my medallion.  Since I have so much embossing on the card I didn’t want to over do it by adding more rhinestones.  I started too, and then took them away as it was just enough too far.  My rule is when you want to add one more, stop.  That’s enough. Smile

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I hope you like the elegance of the card.  I think this one will definitely brighten someone’s day!

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Stamp Sets – Happy Day (130297c, 130294w), Dictionary (130351c, 130348w), Gorgeous Grunge (130517c, 130514w) Ink – Versamark (102283)  Paper – Whisper White (100730), Basic Black (121045) Cool Tools – Paper Snips (103579), 2 1/2” Circle Punch (120906), Circles Collection Framelits (130911) Finishing Touch – Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels (129324), Clear Embossing Powder (109130), Black Embossing Powder (109133)

Gorgeous GrungeDictionary Background StampHappy Day Stamp Set

About Ingrid Blackburn


  1. Awesome card! Love b/w and you sure created a stunning card.

  2. Absolutely love how you embossed the background. It really looks like a very elegant card.

  3. What a classy and gorgeous card! Love the black and white!

  4. Kathy M. says:

    Well Ingrid, your card most definitely brightened my day! Thank you!!! I love black & white designs. Absolutely beautiful…

  5. Thanks so much Sue! I have been dying to use that paper, it was funny that I never realized it was vanilla and black. 🙂 Still dying to use it – but glad I figured out how to make my own too.
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  6. suemacdon says:

    very nice; I really like the b/w paper, in this catalogue; TFS!

  7. Great card Ingrid, I love using black and white, very elegant looking.
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