Wednesday, December 3, 2014

you mean (more than!) the world to me!

**this is my 2nd post of the day! to see my PC&S Farewell Blog Hop post, scroll down, or click here!**

woooo!! two more days and the December release for Create a Smile stamps will be ready for purchase!! it's SO exciting! :)

today i have a card on the Create a Smile blog showing off the new Balance stamp set! it's just awesome - and perfect for valentine's day or ANY day, really! :)

here's my card:

LOVE it!!
i found out, that flair fits PERFECTLY into the scale!! so cool!! 
i colored the scale twice with copics and then popped up SOME of the pieces for dimension (to match the height of the flair!).

then i used some embossing paste and a star stencil for the base of the card! the 'You' from the sentiment is chipboard, ALSO available at Create a Smile!! :)
i darkened the color with distress inks, and then added glossy accents on top!
the sentiment was added to the vellum banner, and then the card was done!

side note about the globe flair...i actually didn't have any world flair pieces, so i painted gesso over an old piece of flair. when that was dry, i used distress paints to add the 'world' image!! SO COOL!! 
i totally made it work, as Tim Gunn would say! :)

head over to the Create a Smile stamps blog to see the other GENIUS card idea for the new release, by DT member Anja!! :)


  1. So stinkin' cute Sam, I love how you weighed these out! So smart!

  2. Gorgeous card! LOVE how you made your own flair, so creative!

  3. Such a lovely card! Your globe flair is awesome!

  4. OMG, I love your clever card, Samantha! These buttons in the scale are so cool!


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