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!


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

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Have a colorful and happy day!
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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

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Have a lovely Tuesday!
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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.
Cool cuts;
Patterned paper;
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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Be Bold - Part 2

Last week, I've filled the entire background with colours, this week, I'm narrowing down to just one part. Using the die as one huge embellishment, if you will. 

I used the banner die to cut out a banner. And heat embossed the hexagon shapes on it. I wanted it to look like I've just die-cut a patterned paper (which you can totally do as well). 

Since there are no white alphabet stickers, I've made it myself. Using the lightest alphabet sticker, I've used the White Enamel Accents over the letters. This way, it's white and it's bumpy like puffed up alphabet sticker. 

Added some clear sequins to bring some shine to the card and kept the rest of the base white and clean. 

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Friday, June 16, 2017

A Happy Pirate Scene!

Hi there!
Samantha here! And today I have a cute little summer scene, full of scallywags! Ha!


Well, it's summer, it's hot, and we go to the beach all the time here in South Carolina! It only made sense to color up some fun pirates! Ha! 

Let's create this card together!

- stamp and color your images (I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to watercolor all of the images)
- once dry, fussy cut and set aside
- on your cardfront, mask off everything but your island
- blend the sand with Vintage Photo and Fossilized Amber Distress Ink and sprinkle on some watered down color when dry

- then, using Mermaid Lagoon and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks, add the ocean color!
- next, apply the stencil and go over all of the blues again! instant depth!! Love it!

To add even more fun to the scene here, I popped up a few of the elements with foam tape! I think that really helps add depth to a card! 

Oh, those cute pirate koalas really are my favorite! I just LOVE them! All of the stamps are from the All Hands on Deck stamp set! Adorable! And I used the Curved Lines stencil for to add dimension to the water!


Create a Smile Stamps has a huge variety of stand alone die sets!!! They have gift card holders, word dies and shape dies!! Which one is your favorite!?


Thursday, June 15, 2017

happy rainbows 3/5 * schön, dass es dich gibt

Hello crafty friends, Nicole here.

Do you enjoy making rainbow colored cards? I do! 😊 This is my third card for my "rainbow" mini series. 

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

This is again a very easy card to make. Just take some inks you like (I used dye inks but you also can use pigment ink) and create a rainbow frame of leaves. With that beautiful sentiment you don't need to add much more. I just added some marshmallow sequins for some interest.

Time to say thanks / schön, dass es dich gibt / happy to call you my friend

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