Thursday, February 13, 2014

Smile Brush Strokes Card

This card was HEAVILY inspired by a card from Papercrafts Magazine's Stamp It! Techniques, Volume 2.  You can see this card in a post here.

For the stamped images I used Hero Arts Brush Strokes and Stampin' Up ink colors So Saffron, Gable Green, Pink Passion, and Tempting Turquoise.

Instead of masking (like the original) I made this a separate panel up on pop dots.  This gave me cleaner edges than the masking technique.  I also changed the sequins to just a few in black for a more dramatic effect.  Another thing I did differently was paint on some splashes of Creatology brand glitter using a small paint brush.

I also decided to add faux stitching lines all around the card to give it a different edge.  I just used a Stampin' Up marker in black to do this.

My sentiment comes from a stamp set by Hampton Art and KI Memories called Click Click.

So, although the card is certainly a copy of sorts I put my own spin on it.  I just couldn't resist making this one as I'm excited to have recently acquired this fun stamp set and LOVED the bright colors used in this design.

Thanks for visiting!



Lisa said...

This is so fun!! I love the design and the added sequins!! What a fabulous card!! Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Amber, great card, fabulous colours and design, hugs Kate x

Shona Erlenborn said...

First of all thanks for sharing that tutorial!How clever! I just want to hit myself on the head, so simple! I love what you did with the technique Amber. Kraft cardstock is always one of my favorites!

Norma said...

I love the technique and I will have to give it a try:) Lovely card Amber! Have a wonderful Valentine's with your family:)

Missy said...

This is great! I love the bright colors and the angle of the focal point!

Kim Heggins said...

This is too cute...and it does make me smile!

Karen said...

neat card...