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!  :)


  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!!!

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

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

  4. Such a fun your color choices!


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