Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Create a Smile Countdown to the April Release

hi hi hi!

this week is the Create a Smile Stamps April release, and it's got something for everyone, i tell you!!

i have two cards up on the Create a Smile Stamps blog today, along with a bunch of other AMAZING cards by the rest of the team!!! 

my first card uses the Nautical Stars stencil and the new Just Because stamp set! 

i create the background by rubbing gesso onto the stencil over card front, using a dry baby wipe! it's that easy, i just wiped it on!
once it was dry, i used some soft watercolors in rainbow-y hues to add color! 

the sentiment was heat embossed silver on vellum! it was SO hard to take pictures of the card due to the shine and softness! i'm usually more BOLD!!

which brings me to my next card!

i used two new items: the Aloha Spirit stamp set and the Thanks Twice die! 

i used Cracked Pistachio and Twisted Citron to add some watercolor to the card front. once that was dry, i stamp the flower and leaf images in black! LOOOOOVE how that looks!

Then i die cut the sentiment out of distress ink colored paper and overlaid the black trim from the second die! i am in LOVE with that style of die!!

so those are my cards!
be sure to head over to the Create a Smile Stamps blog to see the rest of the AMAZING inspiration the team has to offer!!

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful cards! Especially loved the stencil card - AWESOME!!


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