Tuesday, July 17, 2018

So Far Away

Hi everyone and welcome back to our creative space! 
Raluca here with a brand new card showcasing the awesome "To The Moon" stamp set from the new Create a Smile Stamps release.



I know that galaxy backgrounds are scarier sometimes and I wanted to show that you can use this adorable stamp set without creating a complex galaxy. Plus, you don't need to many products to create a fabulous card ;) 



* I prepared a white card base, die cut a white panel using the largest stitched rectangle and glued it on the base.
* Next, I cut a blue navy cardstock and die cut it using a curve scalloped die.
* To create my faux galaxy I just added a lot of white splatters and a few of gold ones all over the navy cardstock. Love it! So simple and easy :)
* I mounted the faux galaxy on the card using foam tape.
* On a white cardstock I stamped the adorable images and colored them using Spectrum Noir markers.
* After I fussy cut them, I mounted them on the card.
* I added a sentiment on a white strip and adhered it to the card.
* A few sequins and my galaxy card was done.
Fast, fun and with a lovely result! 


I really hope you'll give this faux galaxy a try and play with the super cute " To the Moon" new stamp set.






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Have a lovely Tuesday!
Thanks for stopping by,
Raluca



Sunday, July 15, 2018

Creating A Scene - July New Release!

All you scene builders, this is the set for you! This adorable, stitched border set is just gorgeous. I will admit that I personally struggle at creating a scene but I'm inspired to practice with this set.

This beautiful set is called Scene Builders


As you can see that it's simply stamping out the images I wanted to use and colouring them with Distress Inks/Markers. But, if you look closely, I've subtly embossed some clouds with clear embossing powders and I really like that effect. Honestly, I forgot about my clear embossing powders lol. White powders have been conquering my desk. 

This set doesn't have a sentiment to go along with it but it gives you the opportunity to set the tone of the card yourself. I've decided to use the sentiment from the new To The Moon set to send this card to my family back home since I've living abroad :) 





To The Moon
Scene Builders




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Saturday, July 14, 2018

((VIDEO)) Christmas in July: 1 Card 3 Ways

Hello crafty friends! It's Jess and today I have three cards created with very similar materials with some accommodations depending on your supplies. I am featuring the Season's Greetings stamp set.







As I was reorganizing my craft room recently I came across the Season's Greetings stamp set and really wanted to play with it but didn't want to wait until the winter months. So I decided it would be perfect for a Christmas in July feature.



I decided to use some metallic cardstock because I love a little shimmer on Christmas cards. But it presented a challenge because most inks will not dry on metallic cardstock. So I decided to do some heat embossing. I had a dilemma though because I wanted to layer a sentiment on top of the inner circle and layering embossing powder created a fuzzy sentiment so I experimented with some other ways to create a similar card. You can get more details in the video:









If your first idea doesn't work out, don't get frustrated. Think about how you can switch up some of the supplies to get a similar effect.
















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Friday, July 13, 2018

Poof! What Do You Wish For?

Hi there!
Samantha here, and my birthday is tomorrow, so I thought I would share a cute, rainbow-y birthday themed card!

 
     

I just LOVE that cute little genie!! I wanted to color a whole rainbow of them, but decided to keep the rainbow in the background this time!


Let's make this card together!

- stamp and color your image (I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers) 
- once dry, fussy cut and set aside
- on a strip of black cardstock, heat emboss your sentiment


- on your card front, use a circle shape as a mask, and ink blend the rainbow! I used Distress Inks in various colors and an ink blending tool!

- then I placed the stencil on top and used some white embossing paste to add texture!


I thought about adding the bottle image from the stamp set, for the genie to be coming out of! But I decided it was too much for this clean and simple card! What do you think?


I used the Focal Point Stencil over my distressed rainbow, and the cute cute little genie is from Message In a Bottle!

    

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~Samantha
   

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Colorful Day

 Hi everyone and welcome back to our creative space! 
Raluca here with a brand new card showcasing the awesome "Loops of Love" stamp set from the new Create a Smile Stamps release, along with the adorable "First Day of School" cling stamp.



As I've mentioned before, my 4yrs old daughter had some fun with some cheap watercolors and created some watercolored panels, which I absolutely love and enjoy using them for my cards. For today's project I used one of her fun and pretty panels.



* I die cut the watercolored panel using the largest stitched rectangle die.
* I stamped and white embossed the awesome loops from the set all over the panel.
* To complete the pattern I stamped the smaller loops using different colors of ink and mounted the panel on a bigger white card base.


* Next I die cut two circles from yellow and white cardstock and I die cut a hill from the white one.
* Mounted the white circle on the yellow one and mounted them on the card.
* On a white cardstock I stamped the images and colored them using Spectrum Noir markers.
* After I fussy cut the images, I mounted them on the circle and my card was done.









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, if you want to share your creations with Create A Smile fans or if you want to participate in our monthly challenge join us on our Facebook group Create A Smile - Friends & Family :).

Have a lovely Tuesday!
Thanks for stopping by,
Raluca



Sunday, July 8, 2018

TWO Cards Using July New Releases!

NEW RELEASES are finally here! I'm beyond excited to share them with you but today, I will share 3 brand new sets (there are more and you can check all of them out in the store).

Let's start with there 2 : Loops of Love & Lächeln 




The gold loops are just stamped directly on top of each other. I think these loops goes really well with watercolour look. 


Next, I wanna share is the : To The Moon set




Some of the talented ladies in this Design Team have create beautiful spacey background to go with this set. I tried and kind of failed so I've decided to go with a "make your own background out of the stamps" route ;) 



To The Moon
Loops of Love 
 Lächeln 



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