Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Create A Smile: December Release

 Hello Crafters!

How are you doing? Hopefully good. The weather man said it was supposed to snow today. I hope all you folks in the Northeast are staying warm and safe!

Last week Create A Smile released some really fabulous stuff for December. If you read this post you know I'm a mad procrastinator so it's not surprising I did not post for the card I shared on the blog last week. So I though I'd take care of that now :) I'll also be sharing another card I made for a post today at Create A Smile. 

I used the new set Balance for both cards.

I think this set is so versatile with all those little images. And how sweet are those sentiments? I think this will be super popular for Valentine's day. 

Let's get to the first card . .

I used the pile of hearts included in the set to create an ombre background. I started with my lightest color and the colorless blender. As I moved down the card panel. I used the darkest color from the one before it and the next darkest color.  . . .that sounds confusing . . .example time! 

I used 0 + R10 for the first row. 
I used RV10 + RV11 for the next row
 I used RV11 +RV23 for the next and so on. Make more sense? 
Once my background was colored I die cut a heart from white card stock and then backed it with vellum. The sentiment was stamped in black on top of the vellum. I added a bit of white gel pen to the YOU so it would stand out. I adhered it with dimensional adhesive.
Can you tell I was channeling Valentine's when making this?

Here is the second card I created with this stamp set

You can head over to the Create A Smile blog to read all about how I made this one. 

Thanks for stopping by!!


1 comment:

  1. Two really beautiful cards, Kelly! Love the ombre' effect on the first one...thanks for sharing your process! I also really love all the bling on your 2nd card...WOW! Beautiful Copic coloring, as always, and stunning design! Loving your colorful border, too! Off to see how you created it :)