Things are going well as far as my torn Achilles tendon goes. I went from a soft cast to a hard boot. I did not like the soft cast at all because it was so hot and itchy, but the hard boot isn’t much better. Luckily I went to the Orthopedic Surgeon today and he told me I only had to stick with the boot for a couple more weeks. Sigh. He did tell me that when I stop wearing the boot I have to be very careful not to tear it again. It takes six months to completely heal. It is going to be a long summer!
Bottled Happiness is a stamp set I earned for free when I signed up for the Virtual OnTour mini convention. There were four stamps set the were sent to all the participants and I was happy to receive this one. This stamp set has a coordinating punch called Vintage Bottle Punch and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a bundle. You can also purchase Vintage Bottle Shaker Domes where you can put some fun Effervescent Elements (which I think are tiny little beads) inside the Shaker Domes to make a fun card.
Bottled Happiness is a two step stamp set which means it takes two or more stamps to make one image. The leaves and flowers are made using two different stamps. I first stamped the flowers in Starry Sky ink and the leaves in Parakeet Party. Then I stamped the outline of the bottle in Highland Heather ink on Highland Heather card stock and punched it out using the Vintage Bottle Punch. I layered the bottle using Dimensionals. Then I cut it out using the Scalloped Contours Dies. I love how these dies cut out the scallops and the stitching.
Next I cut a 4.25″ x 5.5″ piece of the 2022/2024 InColor Designer Series Paper in Starry Sky and layered it on a Starry Sky card base. Then I adhered the Scalloped Contours piece. I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set called Art Gallery onto a scrap piece of Basic White card stock and layered that on top of the bottle using a Mini Dimensionals on each side.