Happy Thoughts card

Ann Bernklau

Happy Thoughts card
By Ann Bernklau

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Designer Tip: The inner circle of the round stencil looks great with the Batik papers. I sponged Smooch® ink through the stencil with a cosmetic sponge-to avoid leaking ink under the stencil, don't make the sponge too juicy, and use a dabbing motion with the sponge, do not rub.



  1. Instructions
  2. Place your card with the fold on the top. Cover card front with blue circles paper. Cover the bottom 1" with pink grid paper. Outline the card and the pink strip with Plum Twist Smooch® Ink and let dry. Stamp "Sending Happy Thoughts" in Blue Iris ink on the right side of the pink strip.
  3. Tie a knot in 5" of purple crepe ribbon and cut a V in the right end. Zot the knot to the left of the greeting as shown. Trim excess ribbon.
  4. Place the stencil on green pattern paper. Shake up the Plum Twist Smooch® ink and squeeze a dot of it onto a cosmetic sponge. Use a dabbing motion to apply ink all over the stencil. Remove the stencil and let dry. Repeat for 2 more circles, then clean the stencil with a paper towel. Cut out around each of the inner circles. Foam tape a circle to the center and one on each side as shown. Trim excess.
  5. For the inside: Cover the inside with blue circles and outline with Plum Twist Smooch® ink. Cut 6 1/2"x1/2" of pink grid paper. Glue a sheer purple ribbon along the center of the strip with Zots adhesive dots, leaving the ends slightly longer than the strip. Tape the ends to the back of the strip. Glue the strip across the card 2 1/4" from the bottom. Sponge Plum Twist Smooch® ink through the stencil on green pattern and cut out. Outline with Smooch® ink and let dry. Place the stencil on the back of pink grid and trace the inner circle, keeping to the inside of the lines. Cut out the circle 1/16" smaller than the outline. Stamp "With Love & Caring" in the center and glue to the center of the green circle as shown. Glue the circle to the card, 1 3/4" from the right and 1/2" from the bottom. Zot a small sheer purple bow to the right of the circle as shown.