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Blown Away

I have fallen completely in love with this new sweater weather stamp set by Create a Smile Stamps!  The critters are just too adorable and for this card I went with softer tones.

1017-blown away

The awesome Create a Smile products I used:

I created a 5 x 6 1/2 card base to fit my design evenly on and by going a little smaller I can fit it easily into the size A7 envelopes.

1017-blown away side

I first created the background by inking with evergreen bough, abandoned coral & dried marigold over the polka dot stencil.  I then die cut the piece to create the scalloped border and adhered to the center of the card.

Next, I die cut the three stitched frames setting them aside with the inside and then cut multiples of white scraps to layer the frames for depth.

1017-blown away close up

On the inside of each frame, I heat embossed the sentiment & wind in white and inked them with the coordinating color to the polka dots.

I then stamped the cuties, colored with copic markers, and fussy cut out.  I added a few white accents using a white gel pen.

I love that this set can be used with soft and bright colors to make such different style cards!  Easily becoming one of my favorite stamp sets!

Thank you for visiting with me!

Candice

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Thanks Mandalas

Today I stepped out of my comfort zone in crafting and tried something new and do I ever love the end result!  The best advice I got from the Create a Smile’s DT about creating with flowers and shapes were to heat emboss and use vellum.  I chose both for this elegant card!

1003-thanks mandalas

I used some of the new September release along with some older products:

I started my card with an 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 card base which fits perfectly into the size 9A envelopes.

1003-thanks mandalas side

For the background, I first heat embossed the mandalas in white and inked with aged mahogany, victorian velvet & tattered rose leaving a little white in the center for the sentiments.

I adhered the background in the corner for a different angle on the card base.

1003-thanks mandalas close up

Next, I heat embossed the floral decorations in gold on vellum and trimmed around them and added them loosely with glue dots.

I then die cut the banner, heat embossed the sentiment in gold and trimmed off the end.  Above the banner I added the die cut thanks from gold foil layered on white cardstock.

For the final touches I added different sized pearls.

I may have to try some more of these style cards, I loved the results and I loved that this card came together in less than 2 hours!  That is a fast card for me!

You can visit the Create a Smile’s store to see the whole new September release.

Thanks for stopping by!

Candice

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Sweater Weather

The new September release from Create a Smile is now available for you and I have to say this is one of my all time favorite stamps sets, sweater weather!

Just look how cute the squirrels are in their sweaters flying kites!

0928-sweater weather

I used some stamps sets from Create a Smile Stamps:

I started my card by making an 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 card base which fits perfectly into the size 9A envelopes.

0928-sweater weather side

For my background, I heat embossed the clouds in white and inked over them with mustard seed and squeezed lemonade oxide inks.  I then die cut the grass from brown velvet paper and kraft cardstock, heat embossing the sentiment from sweater weather stamp set in white.

0928-sweater weather close up

Next, I stamped the squirrels and trees, colored with copic markers, and fussy cut out.  I layered them with pop dots along the fall scene.  Don’t you just love the squirrel flying away!  He’s my favorite!

For my finishing touches, I added some acorns & leaves, sequins, and white nuvo drops for some shine.

If you haven’t seen all the variety in this new September release, take some time to go see, you will love them!

Thank you!

Candice