Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Funky Feathers

 Hi crafty friends and welcome back to our crafty space. Raluca here with a new card showcasing the "Funky Feathers" stamp set.




I always loved to see artsy cards. You know. the watercolor ones that look like a talented artist created them. So I tried making one and I have to say I really love how it looks.



On a watercolor cardstock I stamped the outline feathers from the set using Distress Ink Chipped Sapphire and Evergreen Bough. Then, I stamped the solid stamps for the feathers using Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio. 
After I was done stamping I sprayed with a mini sprayer clean water all over my panel and I let it spread. 
Next step was to stamp again the outline stamps using VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and to add black splatters all over the panel. 
Then, I stamped the sentiment in VersaMark and white heat embossed it on a black strip and adhered it to the panel. 
I glued a few gold sequins and my card was done.






Double Stitched Rectangles



Funky Feathers


Time To say thanks


Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold 4mm

Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold 6mm






If you love Instagram like I do, you can follow Create A Smile using the name @createasmilestamps and if you have any questions about card making, techniques or products or if you want to share your creations with Create A Smile fans join us on our Facebook group Create A Smile - Friends & Family :).

Have a lovely Tuesday!
Thanks for stopping by,
Raluca

Monday, June 26, 2017

Baby......

Hi there, I hope you like the welcome baby stampset as much as I do because I have another card to share with you using this stampset.


 
 



This welcome baby stampset is one of my favorites there are so many nice little stamps you can use to build your card and no card will be the same.





I once again started with a topfolded white cardbase.
Used the double stitched rectangle dieset for my vellum and to build a frame out of white cardstock.
I also gave the vellum showing through the frame some extra interest with an embossingfolder.
I stamped the different images on copic friendly cardstock and on some patterned paper.
Cut everything leaving a nice white outline and started building the card.



Stamp;

Welcome baby;



Cool cuts ( dies);

Double stitched rectangle;




There are stamps on sale over at the shop so be sure to grab some and start creating.

Have a great week;

Hugs Anja

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Be Bold - Part 3

Let's bring the boldness to your sentiment, this time :) So, I hope you're having a great Sunday and carry on reading this post :D 






First, I've stamped the word Thanks in the middle of the card base with Distress Ink Antique Linen. It give a light impression and I can use it with other watercolours on top of it without changing the colours I want to use. 

I use a thin waterbrush to just draw the in the alphabets with Prima Watercolours.

Next, as you can see I've added a thick black frame and little ribbons as embellishments. 







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Friday, June 23, 2017

Poor, Sad Little Goat!

Hi there!
Samantha here and today I've got a cute card for someone you love who is either having a bad day, or going through a rough patch!




     

I know we all have those times when we feel down, and like a black cloud is hanging over our heads! It's good to know we have people to lean on in those times! 


Let's get to making!

- stamp and color your critter (I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers)
- fussy cut out
- gather your Distress Inks and blending tool and get ready to get inky!


- using a piece of typing paper, mask off the sky and blend the grass together (Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn)
- switch the mask over the grass this time, and blend out the sky (Mermaid Lagoon and Peacock Feathers for the blues and Hickory Smoke and Pumice Stone for the grays)
- splatter the gray area with grey, watered down ink, and white acrylic paint
- stamp the sentiment and pop up the critter! 


Are there any one-layer lovers out there? This would be a wonderful card for you do! Just stamp and mask off the goat, and ta-da! 


I created this card with that sweet, sad little goat image from the When You're Not Around stamp set! 

    

Did you notice the sequins on my card? Did you know that Create a Smile stamps sells Pretty Pink Posh sequins in the shop? All of your needs, in one convenient place!

~Samantha

Thursday, June 22, 2017

happy rainbows 4/5 * von Herzen

Hello crafty friends, Nicole here.

Moving on with my "rainbow" mini series... 😊 

I love rainbow colors on cards. They make me happy. It's that simple 😉💕🌈 


I love making clean and simple cards. This is again an easy one. Take some inks you like (I used dye inks but you also can use pigment ink) and create a rainbow colored wreath. I used a pencil to draw a circle, just to get the shape of the wreath right. Be sure to erase the pencil lines step by step before you stamp. To add some interest, I used white Nuvo Drops.


Botanical Love / Magic Flowers / Dekorierte Grüsse - bunte Erweiterung
  

Check out the online store! 😊

Have a colorful and happy day!
Thanks for stopping by,
Nicole

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Rainbow triangles ❤

Hi crafty friends and welcome back to our crafty space. Raluca here with a new card showcasing the "Going graphic" stamp set.



I love to watch Laura Bassen's videos and I recently saw one with rainbow triangles. Loved it and decided to try to make one using the triangles from the Going graphic set.


First, I diecut a white panel using the largest stitched rectangle and I prepared all the inks that I decided to use for this card. Then, I started stamping the biggest triangle following a rainbow pattern. I couldn't stop at this so I added the small triangle in the free spaces. 
Next, I stamped the sentiment in VersaMark on a large strip of vellum and heat embossed it using white embossing powder. I adhered the vellum piece in the center of the panel and I added a few strips of gold glitter cardstock. 
I mounted the panel on a white card base, I glued a few clear sequins and my card was done.



Double Stitched Rectangles



Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear 4mm

Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear 6mm



If you love Instagram like I do, you can follow Create A Smile using the name @createasmilestamps and if you have any questions about card making, techniques or products or if you want to share your creations with Create A Smile fans join us on our Facebook group Create A Smile - Friends & Family :).

Have a lovely Tuesday!
Thanks for stopping by,
Raluca

Monday, June 19, 2017

D.I.Y. dies.......



Hi there it's Anja again with another card for you today.

 
The other day I found a nice blogpost over at the blog from Jennifer Mcquire. I loved the ideas using coordinating dies in so many ways. Create a smile has beautiful stand alone dies but no coordinating dies. So I had to find another way to create my card.
 



I started with a topfolded white cardbase. Cut a piece of patterned paper just slightly smaller then the cardbase.
With the rectangle die I diecutted some white cardstock and stamped the elephant in the middle.
I stamped the elephant onto some scrap of paper and cut it by hand leaving a small outline like you get when you use a coordinating die.
Cut this "die" 6 times out of some paper and glued them all together. Make sure you use the mirrored image to cut since we have to place it behind the elephant.
Placed the "die" behind the elephant and temporarily adhered it to the card.
Run it through the diecutting machine with a embossing pad and sandwich and you get an embossed image like it's a puffy sticker.
Stamped the sentiment and build the card. for some extra interest I used some twine, sequins and a strip of patterned paper.
 
 
 
Stamps;
Cool cuts;
 
 
 
 
Patterned paper;
 
 
 
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Have a great week;
ANJA