Saturday, May 7, 2016

Thanks with Krokisses

Hey stampers, Anni here! Summer is finally here in Germany and I am so happy!
Today's card is featuring the set Crokisses/Kroküsse and the fabulous Thanks Twice die.

I really love, I mean LOVE the set Crokisses/Kroküsse. But I haven't used it yet. With all these beauties popping up that were made with this set I was kind of intimidated to use it. And crocuses are violet - not my favorite color. But Christine suggested to go with pink and I added some yellow and that was my starting point.

  • Stamp and heat emboss the flowers in white on watercolor cardstock and color them with watercolors. Fuzzy cut them.
  • Die cut thanks from black cardstock.
  • Cut a stripe from the card base and adhere a piece of patterned paper (SPOILER ALARM: This is a piece of the patterned paper from the kit Beach Party that will be released next week.)
  • Add some dimensional adhesive to the middle of the Thanks die cut. This way you can slide the flowers under the Thanks.
  • Assemble the card and add a very narrow stripe of black paper between the white cardstock and the patterned paper.

  • Forcoloring the flowers I add plain water to the petals. Then I drop just a tiny bit of pink on one end and a tiny bit of yellow on the other end. That is all I do and let the work do the work. The colors mix up naturally and create an effect I could never achieve with a paintbrush.
  • When I assembled the card I tried to arrange the flowers as if they are coming from the upper left corner and flying to the bottom right corner.
  • The stripe of patterned paper and of black cardstock add the litlle something to make the card more intresting.

Next Saturday is the release of another FABULOUS Create a Smile Kit you wouldn't want to miss. The last kits sold out in one or two days so be sure to be fast!



  1. LOVE gorgeous!

  2. great technique for your flower coloring Anika...

  3. What a beautiful card! I love the coloring on flowers!

  4. Makes me want to go to the beach. It's such a versatile kit.

  5. Makes me want to go to the beach. It's such a versatile kit.

  6. I loved all the cards. I live near the beach, gave me some great ideas for card making.