Happy Mail | My New Stamp Design

Hello and happy weekend! I think we can all agreed that everyone LOVE getting happy mails. Right? Well, on Friday, one little boy got a happy mail waiting for him when he got off the bus. It was a thank you card from his buddy, thanking him for coming to his birthday party a few weeks back. I thought that was just the cutest thing. The smiles on his sweet little face was priceless and what a great way to end his week! I was so inspired by that joyfulness he received that I decided to send a few friends some happy mails too this weekend :D

[All supplies used for this project are linked to the stores where I have purchased them from in the thumbnails at the end of the post.  This really helps organized my supplies list and making it easier for You to navigate through them if you are interested in getting the products for yourself :D   I do not sell any of my drawing.]

smiley happy mail digital drawing by Christina Hor Designs

Now wouldn't it be so much fun to opened up the envelope and have a card full of smiley come flying right out of an envelope to greet you?  That what I've envisioned as I drew this up.  It didn't take me long since it involved drawing just circles and straights lines.  What took the longest and hardest part was trying to make those smiley faces as cute and hilarious as possible.  Then I added in tiny dots, scattered them randomly here and there to filled the void between the smiley.  I actually left a small empty space in between the smiley so I can pull in the sentiment "sending smiles across the miles" which I created in Picmonkey.  The empty space is also perfect for future cards with a different sentiment.  I can also stamp emboss in a sentiment too rather than using a digital one if I want. 

After printing a bunch of copies out on gina k. Designs' white layering paper, I colored the smiley and envelope with Copic markers. Then added shimmer to them with clear Wink of Stella glitter pen.  I also used Wink of Stella glitter pens (in green, blue, purple and red) for the tiny circles.  

I thought the card could use a little more circles and a little dimension.  So I scattered random drops of Ranger's Glacier White Enamel Accents  around the image.  I am so glad that Ranger came out with these Enamel Accents bottles!  They are dimensional faux enamel and they come in 12 beautiful colors. I actually went ahead and purchased the entire collection, the Ranger Enamel Accents Sets of 12.  I don't use a lot of embellishment on my cards, but when I do it's mostly with enamel dots.  What I love about these Ranger's Enamel Accents bottles is that not only can I create lots and lots of dimensional dots in any sizes I want, but I can actually draw with them and create dimensional artworks (I'll share that project with you soon).  And since it's a 0.5 fl oz bottle, it will last me a long time before I need a refill.  And that's a big money saving for me.  

While I wait for the enamel accent dots to dry, I worked on the layering for the card.  First, I cut and scored the Bazzill's Marshmellow Chick (from Ellen Hutson) to create my A2 (4.25x5.50) card.  Then I die cut the MFT Lucky Prints (6x6 Paper Pack) and the Bazzill's Robin Egg (from Ellen Hutson) with the We R Memory Keeper Rectangle Nestling Dies.  I adhesive all the layers to the base card with the Be Creative Tape.

Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your weekend with me.  I hope you will come back and join me next week for a very special project by a very sweet little girl that many of you have come to know and love.


Happy Mail Digital Stamp by Christina Hor

Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Marshmallow Chick

Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Robin's Egg

My Favorite Things LUCKY PRINTS 6x6 Paper Pack

gina k. Designs Heavy Base Weight Card Stock- White

gina k. Designs Layering Weight Card Stock- White

We R Memory Keepers Shape Dies, Nesting Rectangles

Ranger GLACIER WHITE Enamel Accents

Zig Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Tip Marker, Green

Zig Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Tip Marker, Pink

Zig Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Tip Marker, Violet

Zig Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Tip Marker, Clear

Sizzix Big Shot Express

COPIC Sketch Marker B05, Process Blue

COPIC Sketch Marker Y18, Lightning Yellow

COPIC Sketch Marker Y15, Cadmium Yellow

COPIC Sketch Marker Y13, Lemon Yellow

COPIC Sketch Marker RV11, Pink

COPIC Sketch Marker RV000, Pale Purple

Be Creative Tape


Carrie Sheridan said...

Christina, I love your Happy Mail card! What a cheerful and fun card with those great smiley faces! Thanks for the tip about making my own enamel dots. I've never tried that before!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, Christina, I love your new Happy Mail design! It's so happy and fun and would bring a smile to anyone! Your card is sweet! Great sentiment too! You are very talented! I notice that you don't sell your designs but I bet there will be lots of people who want this one! Enjoy your weekend!

Shelley said...

This is A-DOR-ABLE!

Lois Wyche said...

This design is gorgeous and your card is absolutely fantastic. So happy to see your blog mail.

Rannah Romps said...

What a fantastic idea Christina!! I love the colors you used and the swiss dot embossing. Love seeing you back!!

Cara Malmrose said...

This is soooo cute Christina! Made me smile just looking at it!
Crafty (Hugs) my friend!

Donna Ellis said...

Thank you, Christina! I just opened my happy mail packet, and how ULTRA SWEET of you! I can hardly wait to create some of these sweeties and send them off to brighten someone else's day. Thank you so much, Christina! I love the sentiment - not sure which part is my favorite - the multiple happy faces on your smiley characters, or the sweetness of them bursting from the envelope! THANK YOU! love, de

Linda W. said...

You are so remarkable; thank you so much for my Happy Mail! You really rocked my day and I hope to spread the smiles further! Have a great day!

Rannah Romps said...

That's so funny that I thought it was swiss dot embossing folder!!! Ha ha on me!! :)

Jacq said...

Great card Christina, I love those happy smiley faces!!
Like Rannah, I also thought is was swiss dot embossing folder, now I'll have to go look at the enamel accents. :)

Megan J said...

Christina your cards are gorgeous, I was lucky to receive one of your amazing creations featured here, I look forward to creating my own to send on to others, I too wondered what embossing folder you used and I'm off to search for an Aussie supplier of the enamel accents you used! Have a great weekend... Megan

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Christina, this is ADORABLE! You are an amazing artist, and your cards are so happy and fun - sure to make lots of people smile!! I love it, sweet friend, and it's wonderful to see you creating again! Hugs! xoxo

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