Happy New Home Card by Shari Acuff

Shari Acuff’s Happy New Home Card


Moving is not fun but making cards to send friends and family my new address is fun!


Here’s what I used.


Stamps -

KP5546E Panes

KP5532E Sparkles

KP5501E Whimsy Ranch House

KP5504C Sweet Cheeks

NK5573L Running

NK5567F Love Knots


Inks -

Versafine Onyx Black

Distress Oxide - Twisted Citron, Lucky Clover, Cracked Pistachio, Salty Ocean, Broken China,  Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers, Candied Apple, Peeled Paint, Walnut Stain


Other Supplies -

2.5”x3.5” piece of mat board

2.75” x 3.75” black cardstock

Blue A2 card

The Ultimate Red Rubber Palette

Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Watercolor pencils, waterbrush

Spray bottle, Paper Towels, baby wipes, scissors


I started by putting Oxide inks on the Red Rubber Pallette, blues and greens for sky and grass.  Once all the ink was on the palette, I sprayed it with water to make the color run together a little.  I laid the piece of mat board onto the wet palette and moved it around to pick up most of the ink.  Then I went back and put some ink directly onto the board with the ink pad to make the colors more intense, kept repeating until I got the color I wanted.  It helped to dry in between layers with a heat gun.






Once the background was done I began to add layers of stamps.







Then I stamped the house and little sun using VersaFine onto watercolor paper. Colored them in with watercolor pencils and went over with a water brush to soften the color.



I cut out the images and glued them onto the board.  Decided to add the “XXXOOO” to the grassy area to add even more pattern.



The blue card just seemed too plain so I stamped Running all over the in three colors just to make it a bit more interesting



To finish I glued the mat board to black cardstock and then glued it to the card.

Thanks for looking. Happy Stamping!






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  • Jean Okimoto - August 20, 2017

    Love your colors and techniques Shari – and happy congrats on your new home!

  • Janna Rice - August 18, 2017

    This is a home I’d live and love in!!! Very cool techniques!

  • Janice Bryant - August 18, 2017

    Great card! Nice to see all the stamps and those new oxide inks at work! Thanks!

  • Kae Pea - August 18, 2017

    I love it so much and wish you the best in your new home!!

  • Vivian Miller - August 18, 2017

    Thanks for shating!

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