Sunday, April 29, 2018

April Release - Stencils Part 3

Hiiii!!! Last week, I've used the same stencil with a white background with the stencil coloured in black. So, I thought this week, I'd switch it around.

 Today, I'm using the Blossom Stencil! Here over to the store if you want to get it!

Firstly, make sure you swipe the card base with anti-static powder before doing a whole card base of embossing. Especially with black cardstock, it's really important to do it so that you can get a crisp outcome.

I've also used washi tape to hold down the stencil. This really prevents it from moving around while you smoosh down the versa mark ink! :) 

Last week, I've used pink as the pop of colour so I thought that yellow would go very well with the black and that Create A Smile has the perfect alphabet stick colour to match the sequins I have. 

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Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, April 27, 2018

Going Graphic with Rainbows

Hi there!
Samantha here, and today I am sharing a happy and bright card with you!


Honestly, I am in love with those shapes! Triangles are my total jam, and I love creating backgrounds with them! 

Let's make this card together!

- pick your ink pad colors! I used *so many* Distress Oxide Inks for my card! I love the image they leave  behind, and they're still reactive with water! Win!
- I used all four different sizes of the triangles to create my card. I stamped them in random order, but wanted to make sure that a rainbow theme came off with the colors

- once the solid images were all stamped, I went over some of them with the outline images with Versafine Black Ink! love the pops of black!

- the large scripty word was heat embossed in black onto vellum, and then fussy cut out
- I heat  embossed the rest of the phrase onto a strip of black cardstock and then popped it up with foam tape!

This card could easily be a one layer card if you're into that sort of thing! (ha!) 

I am super in love with triangles! And the different sizes on the Going Graphic stamp set are just perfection! I paired the fun geometric background with the Friends Like You stamp set


Next week the May release with debut and it's soooooo amazing!! Be sure to check it out here and in the Facebook group



Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Baby Cards

Hey stampers, Anni here!

Today I have two baby cards for you!

The set Sweets & Treats is actually a Christmas sets but there are a lot of images you can use all year round. Especially the bear is much too cute to use him just on Christmas cards. So I thought of occassions to make a card with the bear and I thought it's the perfect image for a boby card.

I started by creating the background. I die cut two rectangles from white cardstock and added some ink blending. Then I used the same inks and stamped some clouds. I also stamped clouds with white pigment ink - I love this subtle effect. To finish the background I spritz some water on it to get these bleeched effects.

While the backgrounds dried I stamped, coloured with Copics and fussy cut the bears.

All that was left to do then was to stamp the sentiment and assemble the card. For a finishing touch I added some stars to the pink card and some Nuvo drops to the turquoise one.

We have two challenges to play along: One on the blog (see on the sidebar) and one in our Facebook group. Can't wait to see your creations.


Winners from Floral challenge


Thank you everyone for playing along with our Floral challenge , we had so many beautiful cards and we really enjoyed seeing all your creations.

Now is time to pick our winners

The winner of 25€ gift certificate to Create a smile store is Karen with this amazing card using In bloom stamp set

Congrats Karen send us a mail to to claim your prize , and feel free to add the badge on your blog .

Our featured artist is Sindhu who create this wonderful card using Crokisses stamp set

Congrats Sindhu ! Your card was very beautiful , you can share the badge on your blog , so well deserved .

A new challenge already started today , so make sure to check it out and would love if you play along .

Have a great day! 

We dare you to create a smile: Favourite Create a smile stamp set

Hello everyone!

The time sure flies and here is again time for a new challenge . And as you saw in the title we dare you to pick your favourite Create a smile stamp set and share with us a card using it.

And let's see what our guest designers made this week

Stephanie created this gorgeous card using Magic flowers stamp set

And Katrin created this adorable interactive card using Post fĂŒr dich stamp set

Stephanie and Katrin thank you so much for guest designing and inspiring us , your cards are so beautiful .

Now let's see what our Design team created

Alberto created this amazing card using When you are not around stamp set

Alexandra created this card using All hands on deck stamp set Sophisticated shells cling stamp Cool cuts postage edge circles

Farida created this beautiful album using SuperkrĂ€fte stamp set Lettering alphas stamp set

Galina created this cute card using All hands on Deck stamp set

Kaja created this lovely card using Bear mail stamp set

Laura created this adorable card also using Bear mail stamp set and she also made a video for this card

Nicky created this fabulous card using A friendly turn stamp set

Hope you got inspired and play along with our challenge . Here below are the rules to enter the challenge please take some moments to read them

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Mom, my Superhero!

Hi everyone and welcome back to our creative space! Raluca here with a brand new card showcasing three awesome stamp sets: Lettering Alphas, Superpowers and Lucent Landscapes.

I know for a fact that moms are superheroes and I loved the fact that using the new Lettering Alphas set I could write the mom word. And this idea for a card came to my mind.

 * I cut a panel from white cardstock and mounted it onto a grey card base slightly bigger than the panel.
* I die cut a smaller panel and ink blended some clouds on it.
* I stamped, colored and cut the super cute mouse from the Superpowers set and mounted it on the panel.
* I stamped the mom word in pink using the Lettering Alphas set and on the bottom of the baroque panel I stamped the landscape from Lucent Landscapes set using a grey ink pad.

* Next I white embossed the rest of the sentiment on a yellow strip of cardstock and mounted it onto the panel.
* Then I mounted the baroque panel on the card using craft foam.
*I glued a few clear droplets 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,