I've see a lot of large sentiment stamps and I love them all. And I've seen watercolored backgrounds and I love those too.
So I set about trying to get a large sentiment with a watercolored background without buying any new supplies. Hmm...a Versamark pen, clear embossing powder, Distress Inks, and watercolor paper. Done!
Since this is a birthday card, I decided to watercolor a little cupcake, cut it out (look, no die) and pop up.
Adhered it all to a navy card to set it off.
Would I have preferred a new stamp set? Absolutely. In fact, an image of happy would look better. But this works and my handwriting is free. Love free! I'll practice a more because I think I can get an even better look if I write faster and looser. Should be fun.
MOOD WHEN DONE = Happy
Stamps: Newton's Nook Designs Love A La Carte
Ink: Ranger Archival Black, Ranger Distress Inks, Stampin Up Markers, Versamarker Pen
Cardstock: Watercolor and A Muse Studio Navy
Other: Stickles, Clear Embossing Powder, embossing buddy, heat gun, dimensionals, glue, paper trimmer, water, paint brush, Ranger Craft sheet, my handwriting