Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Mini Slimline Card with Easy Colouring!

Welcome back and happy Wednesday! Laurie with you today to share a fun, floral card with you!



I wanted to try something new. Well, new to me. We all know that slimline cards are "hot" right now but Mini slimline cards are getting to be quite popular as well! And after making this card, I can see why!


This card measures 3.5" X 6". I trimmed down a piece of white cardstock to approximately 3" wide and used one of the new DIN Lang Borders Cool Cuts to create that adorable scalloped edge. Next I trimmed another piece of cardstock to layer nicely on top. I took the second smallest circle from the Stitched Circle Frames Cool Cuts and basically "eye balled" where to place the die. Thankfully, it worked out pretty well!

For the focal image, I stamped a couple poppies from the Pure Poppies stamp set along with a couple leaves from the Doodle Flowers Set. For the colouring, I used ONE shade of pink, ONE shade of green and a colourless blender. I wanted to see what results could be achieved by keeping things VERY simple!


I did two washes of colour then added a bit more towards the bottom of the leaves and petals. I then swiped the colourless blender along the tips to create a highlight. As you can see, I did go back and add more white with a gel pen.

Now it's time to put all the pieces together! I did some simple ink blending on the scalloped panel. I did try to get a darker shade near the bottom of each circle. I just kept laying the circle panel over top and added ink as needed.

I added the floral images to the circle panel first using liquid glue. I added foam adhesive to the back of the panel as well as areas of the flowers and adhered it to the scalloped panel. I used liquid glue again, to adhere everything to the card base.

The sentiment comes from the Small Sentiments Set which I silver heat embossed onto a small banner.



I really tried to not overthink the colouring on this card. I try not to overthink a lot of things, haha! If you want to try this colouring technique, remember to add layers of the same shade and that the colourless blender and white gel pen are your friends!


Be kind to yourself! Don't compare you or your skill level to others...just create and have fun!!






Thank you for stopping by today!! See you soon!

Laurie






Winners from March sketch challenge

 Hello everyone !

It's that time again when we share our two winners with you ! Thank you everyone who played along with our sketch challenge! Such amazing entries !



Also wanted to let you know that by playing along with our challenge you get the chance to win a 25€ gift certificate to Create a smile store and to be guest designer for our next challenge!


The winner of a 25€ gift card is Eleonore with this gorgeous card using Magnolia stamp set , Cool cuts Hallo mono


Congrats  please send an email to challengeteam@createasmilestamps.com to claim your prize ! Is so well deserved !

Our featured artist from the sketch challenge is Marieke with this beautiful card using Cool buddies stamp set
 

Congrats !! You can take the badge and display it on your blog is so well deserved ! if you would like to guest design for our next challenge please send an email to challengeteam@createasmilestamps.com so i can let you know the details.


 Make sure to check the blog for the new challenge and I hope you are inspired to play along with us. 
Until next time have a great day!

Alexandra

We dare you to create a smile : April Mood board

 Hello everyone 

We are so happy to share with you the next mood board challenge! This is so inspiring and the colors are just perfect to bring a bit of joy . We can't wait to see all your creations!


Don't forget that by playing along with our challenge you get the chance to win a 25€ to Create a smile store

 Our guest designer  Caro created this lovely card using  Malvenblüte stamp set  






Thank you for guest designing for our challenge! Make sure to check their social media and leave them some love . 
Our design team also created such fabulous cards to bring more inspiration your way :




Candice  made this gorgeous card using Ink & Quill stamp set  , Stencil Bubble circle



Claudia  created this wonderful card using Tender tulips stamp set









Kerstin  made this adorable card using Endlich Schulkind stamp set Cool cuts DIN Lang Postage  ,Ich wünsch dir Glück stamp set (from Advent calendar )


Maaike  made this wonderful card using Cool cuts Birthday triple  , Unfrogettable stamp set




 Tinne created this wonderful card using Cool cuts Birthday , Your favorite Icecream stamp set


Vicki made this adorable card using Bear mail stamp set , Where your heart is stamp set Best bugs stamp set , Cool cuts Double stitched rectangles


Before you enter our challenge please make sure to check the rules below 


Thank you for stopping by ! Have a great day 

Alexandra 


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Saturday, April 10, 2021

Color vs White (Video)

Hello my dears :-)

Today there is again a new video for you .. if you like ... with a style that I actually think is cool, it has something of color blocking....















This technique is perfect for people who don't like coloring or who just don't have time or pleasure.





So, here is the Video:








Did you know that there is now more than just stamps, dies & stencils in the shop? You will also find distress oxides, paper, scissors, and a looooot more. It's worth stopping by again.