Create A Smile | Comeback Celebration

Hi everyone! I’m thrilled to join the Create A Smile comeback celebration! Join the week-long party with GIVEAWAYS, inspirations, freebies and fun new stamps! For those of you who have not heard yet, all info can be found HERE!

For this event, I created two cards using stamps from the newest release (available Friday, August 18th)! For both cards, I went for a clean and simple design to make the images pop. Here is what I came up with: 

For the first project, I used the Licht ins Dunkel / Light up the dark and the Licht an! / Lights on! sets. I started by coloring the mole and the lantern (of course, in rainbow colors… I couldn’t resist) and cut out the image with scissors. I added a layer of Wink of Stella clear glitter to the lantern for more shimmer but unfortunately, you can’t see it on the picture. It’s beautiful! Next, I created a teal background using the ink smooshing technique. I chose Peacock Feather and Cracked Pistachio Distress inks that I applied directly from the pads to a sheet of acetate, sprayed the sheet with water and pressed the ink (side down) onto cardstock. Once it was dry, I stamped the sentiment to the "smooshed" background and I adhered the mole with foam pads for more dimension. To finish off my card, I added some Create A Smile enamel dots (I LOVE them because they are not too big). 

For the second card, I also used the Licht an! / Lights on! as well as the Licht ins Dunkel / Light up the dark stamp sets. I colored the lantern and cut the image with scissors. I added googly eyes and drew a mouth to create a character. I stamped the sentiment in black ink and cut a speech bubble around. Next, I spritzed the background in black to make the yellowish-orange lantern stand out from the "dark". It matches perfectly with the sentiment. I adhered the lantern and the sentiment to the card front with foam pads and added twine for more interest. I decorated the card with some Create A Smile enamel dots.

I hope you enjoyed these projects! Thanks to Christine for letting me join the party and welcome back! 

Don’t forget to head over to the Create A Smileblog to join our comeback party, enter the giveaway and see all the beautiful inspirations!



SD pooja said…
Both are just fantastic !
Barb Ghig said…
Two fabulous cards, Francine! Beautiful coloring on both cards and I love your details on each one...So clever and fun!
I'm so happy to see that you were part of Create A Smile Comeback Party!