Friday, January 19, 2018

Miss You Alligator Tears

Hi there!
Samantha here today sharing a sweet little 'Miss You' type of card!



     

Well, I live away from my parents and close friends, so I love having cards to send them, to let them all know how much they are loved and missed! And this little guys with his alligator tears just nailed the feeling sometimes!


Let's make this card together!

- stamp and color your image! I colored my image with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers!
- once they're dry, fussy cut out! I also added details to the images with my white gel pen.


- using a piece of typing paper as mask, I did some ink blending with Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick and Mustard Seed Distress Inks!
- then I splattered some ink and water over the background...BECAUSE I CAN'T STOP MYSELF!
LOL
- the alligator was popped up with foam tape, and then I stamped the sentiment!


I wanted to use some cheerful colors for the background ink blending to offset the super sad little alligator, but change it up! Use your favorite color combinations for the background! 


Guys, that alligator is SO cute and sad! Poor guy! Ha! Everything on this card is from the When You're Not Around stamp set! 

    

Good news!! The new Create a Smile Stamps January Release is next week!! Be sure to join our Facebook group for all the latest details!

~Samantha



Thursday, January 18, 2018

happy heart

Hello crafty friends, Nicole here.

I have another "clean and simple" card for you.



I love crafty challenges and this card is inspired by the current Create A Smile Facebook Challenge "clean and simple".

  1. take your stencil and add color with Distress Inks and a blending tool. I used two shades of vintage pink to create this look. Play around with light and heavy pressure and rotate your stencil once to get more rays.
  2. stamp the heart on some white paper and cut it out
  3. add Distress Ink to the heart using a blending tool. Keep the color light in the middle and heavier on the edges.
  4. adhere the heart to the panel with some foam tape
  5. stamp your sentiment
  6. color in the dots with a white gel pen


Get more out of your stencils by rotating them. It's super easy but looks so cool. :-)


focal point stencil / color your heart out


We have fun challenges going on on the blog as well as on Facebook. We'd love to see what you create!

Have a happy day!








Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Welcome Elias!

Hey stampers, Anni here!

Today I have a baby card for you!





Good friends of us got a foster-child. So I wanted to make a baby card. Well, infact it isn't a baby but a toddler. The card should fit for a little boy. I thought the koalas from Alle Mann an Bord / All Hands on Deck is the perfect starting point for that.




  • It is so easy to personalize a card just by using alphabet stickers. I spelled out the name of the kid and so it is a card just for him.
  • I stamped the word "Willkommen" with black Versafine ink. That is my favorite ink to stamp sentiments - crisp and very black.
  • At first I cut the word Willkommmen in a stripe but it looked very solid - then I decided to fussy cut it. A little bit fiddly but I think it's worth the time.

 

Today started the new challenge on the blog! Hop over, the Challenge DT is A-MA-ZING! And then be inspired and play along!



            

We dare you to Create a smile - tag it edition

Hello crafty friends

We are having some exciting news to share with you! We are starting again to host challenges on our blog, and for that we gathered an amazing team to inspire you to play along with our challenge.

Here is our new Challenge Design Team , and let me tell you: you are going to love their creations , they are insanely talented .

You can check out their IG-account full of insoiration here:



Now without further due let's see our very first challenge :


So for this challenge we thought that would be fun to just take those tag out and have some fun ! ( just a quick disclaimer Create a Smile tags dies are not a must if you don't own a tag die from our brand please feel free to use what you have in hand as long as our products are the focal point on your creations )

Now let's see how our team was inspired by the topic 

Nicky - has created this oh so adorable oversized tag using our Served up! stamp set




Ale - used our Cool cuts Pocket tag along with Beast feast stamp set



Alberto - created this gorgeous tag  using Beast feast stamp set



Laura - made this elegant tag using Time to say thanks stamp set  and also created a video




Christine - created this adorable shaker tag/card using Wagen voller Schätze stamp set



Kaja - has created this super sweet happy mail tag using Bear mail stamp set


Farida - created this two gorgeous projects and I love how she interpreted the '' tag it '' and for that she used So wie Kaffee stamp set Hocus Focus stamp set Coffee first stamp set Im bloom stamp set Cool cuts - Lovely tags M


Galina created this beautiful card using stamps from our Sending Sunshine kit


Also we have some amazing inspiration from Create a Smile design team which were so sweet to play along to provide more inspiration for you

Marina created this gorgeous tags using Cool cuts - Pocket tag and the Unfrogettable stamp set



Nicole created this amazing tag using Dekorierte Grüße stamp set Focal point stencilCool cuts - Lovely tags M



Anja created this fun and awesome design using Cool cuts - Stacked Pierced Banners Santa clumsy stamp set



Raluca  created this adorable card using our Welcome baby stamp set Cling Cloudy Day stamp Cling Dots stamp



 Please before you create your project take a few moments to read the rules for entering the challenge




Now is your turn to be creative ! can't wait to see your beautiful creations !




Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Hello - Clean and Simple

Hi everyone and welcome back to our crafty space.
Raluca here with a new card showcasing the beautiful "Boxes" stencil.


Did you know that there is an entire section full of fun stencils in the Create a Smile shop? I just love Christine's stencils! Her designs are so beautiful and easy to play with. And they always add so much to a card.



On our "Create a Smile Friends & Family" Facebook Group we have a monthly challenge and for this month the theme is "Clean and Simple" so I decided to create a card inspired by this challenge. Plus a clean and simple card is perfect for a masculine one ;) 



* First I die cut a white panel using the largest stitched rectangle.
* Next I masked my panel using masking paper leaving just some white space for my stenciling.
* I taped down the stencil and ink blended some Memento Dew Drop Inks and added some white splatters.
* After I removed the stencil and the masking paper the reveal was absolutely gorgeous. Is so awesome to see the result.
* Next I stamped a sentiment on top of the stenciled portion and I added some enamel arrows.
* I glued the panel on a card base and my card was done.
Super quick, super easy with a striking result and a masculine look.



Cool Cuts Double Stitched Rectangles





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