Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Have a Ball!

Hello everyone, it's Kerstin again!

Today I have a cute Birthday Card for you.

This year I'm trying to use more of my "older" stamps. That's why I chose this cute armadillo for todays card.

  • stamp, color and fuzzy cut the stamped image
  • I used my Zig Clean Color Brush Pens, because I haven't used them for quite a long time
  • Create a Background by using a large background stamp like Ballons in the Sky
  • add a layer of vellum over the Background - that creates a softer look and makes the stamped image pop even more
  • decorate your card with some enamel stickers or Nuvo Drops (like I did )

Using clear embossing powder over the versafine ink helps to keep the color in place while watercoloring.

Did you check our current Create a Smile Challenge? You have the chance to win a 25 € gift card! We love to see what you create!

We dare you to create a smile : Monochromatic

Hello everyone!

It's seems that the days are flying by and here we are time to share another theme for our ''We dare you to create a smile'' challenge
As you can already tell from the title the theme is Monochromatic and our guest designers and our design team created some amazing cards to inspire you

Lets see what your guest designers made

Candice created this stunning card using All hands on deck stamp set

 Thordis created this fabulous card using Uplifting stamp set (retired)

Wiebke made this lovely card using Focal dots stencil Doppeltes du cool cuts Doppeltes Hallo cool cuts

Thank you so much everyone for creating such amazing projects to showcase our challenge.
Make sure to check the social media from this talented ladies and leave them some love

Our design team also created some fantastic cards so lets see what they made

Alexandra created this card using Cool cuts CongratsBig stars polka stencil

Anita created this stunning card using Tender tulips stamp set

Ashlea made this wonderful card using Cute poppies stamp set

Cassie created this adorable card using Friends like you stamp set Poppin over stamp set

Elisa made this beautiful tags using All hands on deck stamp set Cool cuts Lovely Tags M

Ildi created this fabulous card using Fine ferns stamp set Unfrogettable stamp set

Laurie made this sweet card using Made of snow stamp set Focal point stencil Speech bubble cool cuts Samll sentiments stamp set

Mirella created this awesome card using Same frequency stamp set Focal point stencil

Such beautiful projects! I hope you feel inspired to create something and to play along with our challenge! Please make sure to check the rules which are listed below before entering your project

Also by playing along with our challenge you get the chance to win a 25€ gift card to Create a smile store and to be our next guest designer .

Until next time have a lovely day!

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Winners from Stamp a background challenge

Hello everyone!

So happy to share with you the winners from our latest challenge Stamp a background. Like usual we had some fantastic entries and we are so happy that so many of you enjoyed this theme.

Playing along with our challenge you have the chance to win a 25€ gift card to Create a smile stamps store and also the opportunity to be a guest designer on our next challenge!

Without further due lets see how is the lucky winner of a 25€ gift card

Izzy  and she created this sweet card using Sophisticated Shells cling stamp Gull gang stamp set

Congrats !! Please send an email to to claim your prize!

It's time to see how is our featured artist from this challenge

Kat  and she created this awesome card using Coffee first stamp set 

Congrats! Feel free to take the badge and display it on your blog , is so well deserved 

Thank you everyone who entered our challenge! Please make sure to visit tomorrow the blog to see the new challenge team!

Monday, March 18, 2019

Surprise! Just For You

Hi, everyone! It's Cassie here, and I'm back to share another Create A Smile card! March is a big birthday month in my family, so I've been trying to stock up on birthday cards. The sooner I start the better, and the simpler the card the faster I can make them!

I started the card by ink blending an A2 size card panel with a couple green Distress Oxide Inks. I used Twisted Citron and a color I mixed myself using the reinkers and a custom ink pad. I also splattered some ink over the entire card panel! 

Then I stamped out these adorable images from the Cart Full of Treasures stamp set. I added the packages and balloon images to the wagon for this birthday card, but there are a lot of different types of cards you could make depending on what you put in the wagon! 

Once that was colored I fussy cut it out and attached it to the card panel with foam tape. I finished the card by stamping a sentiment from the Poppin' Over stamp set. I thought this sentiment was perfect because of the little koala peeking out of the present! 

Don't forget to let your Distress Oxide Ink blending dry completely before stamping your sentiment! It could make the sentiment not look as crisp if the paper is still wet.

 We love seeing all of your Create a Smile projects! So if you're sharing them on social media, be sure to tag us!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed the card. Have a great day, and I'll see you again soon with another one!

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Magical Sky

Hi everyone and welcome back to our creative space!
Raluca here with a brand new card showcasing one of the super adorable stamp sets from Create a Smile Stamps shop.

The moment that I saw this cute stamp set I just fell in love with it and couldn't wait to play with the adorable birds.

* First I die cut a panel from one of my watercolor backgrounds using the largest scalloped rectangle dies and then I die cut a panel from white cardstock using the same die.

* The white panel I die cut it again twice using a cloud die and mounted them on the upper part and on the bottom on the watercolor panel.

* I prepared a light grey card base and I adhered the panel on it.

* On a white panel I stamped the images for my card and colored it with Spectrum Noir markers.

* After the coloring was done, I fussy cut the images and mounted it on my card, creating an adorable magical sky scene.

* To add more interest to my card I white embossed the sentiment on a purple banner and mounted it on my project.

* I glued a few clear iridescent jewels 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 weekend!
Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Little Scene-card

Hello! Happy Wednesday! Chris here with you today with a little scene card featuring the lion stamp set "Fur real" / "Königlich"

For a long time I wanted to try such a scene card, but I don´t like masking so much and so I decided to do it in a bit different way.

  • first I printed a "frame-template" with my printer on copic-friendly paper (you can make your own squares or you will find a lot of free templates on the Internet
  • stamped the critters on the template without masking (maybe you don´t have to, but for me it was the easiest way to imagine how it will turn out and to know where I had to color the Background)
  • colored the gras with Alcohol-Markers and the heaven I blended with Distress oxides (for this I only  masked up the squares) 
  • stamped all images again on Watercolor-Paper and colored them Distress-Inks
  • cut out  the critters and arranged them on the template
  • at the side the critters where came together I did cut them to fit together (like a puzzle) - because I wanted to glue them down very flat
  • cut out some tiny clouds and glued them on the card - stamped the sentiment over the clouds.
  • glued down the template with 3d pads on a card base.

First I made a "Dummy" before I stamped
 on Copic-friendly paper 


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