Monday, August 31, 2015

Birthday Smiles: Sending A Smile Your Way Banner Card

Hi there!  For today's card I thought I would share how versatile the Birthday Smiles stamp set is and how well it works for everyday cards.

This card focuses on the little banner and pennant images which I colored with my Copic markers.  Since I knew I would be fussy cutting these out, I had a blast really coloring outside the lines (big time) and focusing my efforts on quickly blending the colors instead.  With the straight lines I had them colored and cut out in a matter of minutes which was awesome.


For my background, I finally experimented with my new Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  I added a bunch of water to my Ranger watercolor cardstock panel and then just went to town layering the ink from the Zig markers.  I have much to learn and I must admit that I don't know if my perfectionist personality is well suited for watercolors, but after a little patting with a paper towel I was satisfied with it.

I have another confession... That little sentiment on the cloud punch was my way of rescuing this card from the trash bin.  I sadly made a mess of stamping it directly on my background with the textured surface.  It still feels a bit out of place to me, but I'm happy I was able to find a way to make it work.  ;)


Here's a look at the full Birthday Smiles stamp set used for today's card (available for purchase on September 8th):


Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a happy Monday!  :)

4 comments:

  1. Bright, happy, fun, totally cute and SUPER adorable and GUARANTEED to make even the grumpiest person SMILE!!! LOVE it and I think the cloud was the perfect place to put the sentiment and the background looks super lovely too!! Wonderful and just AWESOME card!!!

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  2. oh my gosh, so cute!! love ur style of stamps. i am all about cutesy!!good luck on your new venture!

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  3. So very cute and I
    love the yarn on top
    of the banner!
    Carla from Utah

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  4. Such a fun card.....love your color choices!

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