Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Video - Bad Day?

Hi! Francine here! Today, I want to share a card and a video featuring the Create A Smile Bad Day stamp set. Here is the card I made: 

For this card, I wanted to create a background using a sentiment stamp instead of a stencil, what I would usually use for this kind of layout. I also wanted to play with two shades, black and yellow. It really pops against the white card base.

You can see how I did my card in the video below!

Use sharp scissors to fussy cut a stamped image then use a black marker to run around the edges to give more definition.

To create a background with a sentiment, you can also use the second generation stamping technique.

Stamps: Bad Day (Create A Smile)
Inks: Hero Hues Black Dye Ink (Hero Arts), Crushed Curry (Stampin’Up!), Tuxedo Black Ink (Memento), Versamark
Paper: Neenah solar white, black and white cardstock, vellum, stripes design paper
Dies: Chat Bubbles (Penny Black)
Punch: 2̎̎" circle punch (EK Success)
Various: enamel dots (MME), white embossing powder (Stampendous), 
anti-static powder tool (EK Success), yellow thread, 3D foam pads, heat gun

Now you can share your Create A Smile creations with us! Yay! Upload them right in the sidebar. 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a creative day!


  1. This card is so pretty. Love the stamped backround together with that cute bird!

  2. Wow I just love this card...that bird is adorable and the design really caught my eye. Love the black speech bubble and vellum mat.

  3. What a wonderful card... I really wish to be able to make this one with the stamps showing... but I can't buy anything as I am from Denmark???

    1. Hi Mariana, Of course you can! International shipping is only 3,45€ :)

  4. Awesome, awesome love the colorcombo that amazing background how clever and well your coloring is so so great.

  5. Oh my goodness! What an adorable card and awesome video!!! Love that sweet little stamp set! SO CUTE!

  6. LOVE your cute and fun..great tips too and SUPER video!

  7. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the card and the video.
    Glad Francine is a part of the awesome Create a smile team!