Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Happy Halloween!

   Hi crafty friends and welcome back to our crafty space. Raluca here with a new card showcasing a few amazing products from Create a Smile Stamps.



   I don't know if you saw Francine's card from our Comeback Party, but I loved what she has done with the lantern, turning it into a Halloween lantern! 
   So I decided to make a card with more Halloween lantens :)


   First I prepared two white panels die cutting them using the largest stitched rectangle. On one of them I stamped in VersaMark the Skulls cling stamp and white embossed it and I added 3 Distress Inks using the emboss resist and ink blending techniques. Then I cut the inked panel smaller and adhered it on to the base panel.
   Next I stamped, colored and fussy cut the lanterns using orange and yellow colors. After I was done coloring, I added the googly eyes and draw on each a little nose and a smile. I mounted them on to the panel and stamped above them a string from the set. 
   For the sentiment I stamped a happy from the "Just saying Hello" set and formed the "Halloween" word using purple alphabet stickers (have you seen the collection of alphabet stickers that Christine carries in the shop?). 
   And my card was done. It was quite easy to make and I had a ton of fun creating these Halloween lanterns (thank you Francine for your clever idea!).






Skulls
Cling Skulls







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   Have a lovely Tuesday!
   Thanks for stopping by,
   Raluca

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Blooming Colours

Hi everyone! I thought I've used the new In Bloom stamp set quite well, until I realised that I've not touched the big flower. That was my inspiration for this card. I wanted to make a one-layer card but I had a piece of die-cut left from my last card and decided to make use of it. 



Super easy card and you can even do it with images of critters, coffee cups, trees, card, or even just simple shapes. A tip is to stamp down your biggest image first (in my card, the yellow flower). This way, you know that you'll definitely have enough space for the number of large images you want and fill in the space with any smaller images. 





Prima Watercolours
Archival Black Ink



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Friday, September 22, 2017

Zombie Pig is Sad

Hi there!
Samantha up on the blog today, and I'm sharing a cute little empathetic card...with a zombie pig! Ha!




     

He he he he!! I love this creepy set, it's perfect for Halloween! But it can be used for much more, too!! See? This is the perfect card to send to someone going through a hard time, to let them know they're not alone! 


Let's get down to business and make this card! :)
- stamp and color the images (I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and some Bristol Vellum Surface Mixed Media paper)
- fussy cut out once dry


- on a piece of white cardstock, spread some white embossing paste with a palette knife and a stencil
- for the 'ground' of the card, ink blend Vintage Photo and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Inks, then flick on some color for the 'dirt'.
- attach your colored images with foam tape


You could color this little guy in fully in green to be a 'real' zombie, or you can color him in all pink! I love how the green tinge makes him seem a little sick or stressed! Ha! 


I love the addition of white embossing paste through a stencil onto a white piece of cardstock! For this card, I used the Diagonal Grid Stencil! SO fun and versatile! And that cute little zombie pig is from the adorable Creepy Cute stamp set! :)

    

Did you know that a lot of the newest information regarding Create a Smile Stamps can be found on the home page of their website! The newest releases, and flash sales can all be found right here! :)

~Samantha

    


Thursday, September 21, 2017

take your time to be happy * Stencil Love 4/4

Hello crafty friends, Nicole here.

I love this beautiful house boat... It looks so calm and cozy :-)



I love the stencils by Create A Smile and I wanted to use them more often. They are so versatile and fun to use.

  • apply ink over your stencil with a sponge dauber (I used Distress Oxides)
  • move your stencil and add a second layer of ink
  • put your stencil to the side (clean it ;-) ) and apply more ink with you sponge dauber but use less ink and less pressure
  • spritz some water drops on your background panel and let it dry
  • stamp the boat on alcohol ink friendly paper, color it (I used Spectrum Noir markers) and cut it out
  • stamp your greeting and adhere the boat with foam tape
  • finish up your card by adding Glossy Accents to the windows on the boat


Stencils are so versatile. Have you tried to use them on vellum? Check out on Instagram or Facebook what Christine (owner of Create A Smile) did! -> Stencils & Vellum

Waves Stencil / Glowing Seaside / Botanical Love / Double Stitched Rectangles

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Have a happy day,





Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Coffee together!

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



I just got my hands on this beautiful set and I really wanted to make a card with it.


First I prepared a white card base and I stamped the "Solid Hexagons" cling stamp on it using light pink ink. 
Next, I die cut a white panel with a hill border die and I also die cut a black cardstock with the same die and glued it under the white one, leaving just a small black border.
Then, I stamped a sentiment from the set using the big coffee word and two shades of pink trying to obtain an ombre look. Love how it turned out!
Next, I stamped, colored and fussy cut two cups of coffee and mounted them on the white panel. 
The final step was to mount the white panel on the card base and my card was done.



Coffee First


Solid Hexagons



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Have a lovely Tuesday!
Thanks for stopping by,
Raluca




Monday, September 18, 2017

Warm thoughts.....

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

 
 



Before you know it's that time again we are going to send christmascards to our loved ones. So better start early creating a stash of cards.
Since there are so many lovely Christmas related stamps I gave it a go.





I started with a topfolded cardbase and cut a panel out of white cardstock.
I stamped a "tree"by using the triangle stamp from the going graphic set.
Stamped the cling stamp with snowflakes at the background and white heat embossed it. Smooched some distress ink to make the stamp more visible.
Stamped the figures and colored them with copics. Cut tthem leavind a little white outline and adhered a twine at the snowman and the sleigh.
Adhered everything to the panel after I created a snowhill by tearing some cardstock.
Stamped the sentiment and rounded the corners.



 






Stamps;

Going Graphic, snowdance miniset and snow flurry, frosty fun kit.




Have a great week;

Hugs Anja


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Alphabet Window

I love having various shapes of dies to make a window panel for my cards but you can also use those alphabet dies as windows. Today, I'm sharing you a card I've made using that technique. 


First step is is to die-cut the word "Happy". I'm not very good with straight lines and I couldn't find my T-squared ruler so I used my score board to lightly score a line. That helps me to position my dies in a straight line. 

After die-cutting, I used a pencil to lightly trace out the letters on the card base so that it will give me a guide as to where I should stamp the flowers. I am a fan of a loose watercolor look, that's why I've added those colours outside the letters and I think it also helps to bring out the shape of the alphabets even more. 

A gold "birthday" die-cut seems like a pretty obvious choice for someone like me who likes to add gold accent to a card ;) 





Prima Watercolours
Archival Black Ink



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