10 May 2018

Smile Your Beautiful Smile

Hi! How's your smile? I bet it's beautiful.  Smiles are just infectious, aren't they? So today I'm hoping to infect you all with a smile and a bit of happiness.

I've used some of the wonderful brand new sets from Visible Image Stamps.  Honestly, this latest release of stamps is just incredible. Have you seen the humming bird and the woods scenery sets? They are awesome (I have a few cards with those coming up in the future). And the sentiments are just fantastic too.  I think each set is a winner.

Choose Happiness. That's the set that this superb smiley face comes from, and I tell ya, I did a little happy dance when I saw it was in my DT pack. Honestly....I don't think there are enough hours in the day for me to do all the ideas that have popped into my head for this set. It's a shame that I'm on holiday for two weeks because I'm itching to play with these stamps again.

How to make this card

Mask the bottom portion of your card blank and blend squeezed lemonade all over the top, then blend some mustard seed in an arc at the outer edges. Secure the stencil in place then blend mustard seed, dried marigold and spiced marmalade for an ombre look to the rays.

Leave the stencil in place and stamp the lines from the Shape It Up set into the rays using the VersaColor inks. You need to mask each ray separately to make sure the lines are going in the right direction.

Stamp the smiley face in black ink, colour with Promarkers and cut it out. Stamp the sentiment onto a second piece of white card - leaving room for the smiley face to overlap, and attach that to the card blank with fun foam.

Heat emboss the silver metal leaves with gold embossing glitter.

Cut 2 circle shapes from fun foam and chop the bottom off one of the circles. Glue the middle 3 leaves onto the part circle of fun foam, and then attach that to the full circle of fun foam. Glue the outside leaves to the back of the full circle of fun foam and then attach the whole piece to the card. Attach the smiley face to the middle and finish with a few black sequins

Stamps & Stencil Used:

(please click on the picture to be taken direct to the stamp set in the online store):
  https://visibleimage.co.uk/product/choose-happiness/        https://visibleimage.co.uk/product/so-much-stronger/


  https://visibleimage.co.uk/product/shape-it-up/        https://visibleimage.co.uk/product/strobes/

Other Supplies:

Distress Ink (Ssueezed lemonade, mustard seed, dried marigold, spiced marmalade), VersaColor (56 Cinnamon & 182 Bisque), Versamark clear ink,  Memento tuxedo black ink, Versafine onyx black ink, Promarkers ( lemon, yellow, canary, sunflower and gold), WOW! metallic gold sparkle embossing glitter, metal leaf embellishments, black sequins, fun foam.  

Visible Image social media and other links (just click on the words in capital letters):

SHOP where the fantastic stamps are sold
BLOG with all the latest news and posts
FACEBOOK PAGE with info, inspiration and weekly giveaways
FACEBOOK GROUP come share your work with us and enter the monthly 'show and tell' challenges

Go on.....head over to Visible Image and take a look at the new stamps.....you know you want to ;-)
Thanks for stopping by. Have a smiley day.

Sharon xx

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