Lucy’s Happy Mail stamp set is so stinkin’ cute that I stamped out the images and took them on vacation with me to color. I brought along my Arteza real brush pens, and colored in the images by blending the color with water onto bristol smooth paper.
Once I got home I fussy cut the large image of Lucy mailing her letter and designed a fun folding card around it! Everything on this card uses Lucy’s Happy Mail stamp set, from the focal image and sentiment to the backgrounds.
For the background I started with a piece of kraft colored cardstock, to coordinate with the little box Lucy is standing on to reach the mailbox. I die cut the paper with a stitched rectangle, then I temporarily added washi tape around the edges to mask off a boarder. I repeatedly stamped the envelope image from Lucy’s stamp set, and white heat embossed.
For the fun folding element I die cut a heart and ink blended it with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide, then stamped hearts from the stamp set in the same ink for a tone on tone look. I scored the heart along the right edge, then put glue on the flap and adhered it to the back of a side folding A2 card base.
On top of the heart I popped up my focal image onto foam tape. Beneath that I white heat embossed the happy mail sentiment, then outlined it in black pen so it would stand out.
To open the card you fold the heart to the right, then the rest of the card opens to the left like a standard side folding card. You can do this with any shape, either die cut or hand cut. I hope this inspired you to experiment with new kinds of folds for your cards!
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