Combining Patterned Paper on a Card - Create a Smile Challenge

Hi everyone! It’s time for a new challenge on the Create a Smile stamps blog, and this time the theme is summer cards! I had a few ideas in mind, but in the end I just had to use this fun bear from the Dress Me Up stamp set! I also finally used some of the beautiful patterned papers from the Create a Smile Beach Party kit, which I bought last year and have been hoarding ever since! And I am so glad I did, because the result is a very bright and fun card!

As a first step I stamped all the images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on some Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock and colored them with Copic and Spectrum Noir markers. I picked a few different designs from the patterned paper collection in the Create a Smile Stamps Beach Party kit and created the elements for my card layout. I used the two larger dies in the Lawn Fawn Large Stitiched Rectangle Stackables and one of the dies in the Tonic Studios Layering Circles. 

I adhered everything on a top-folding A2 card base and, to finish off the card, I added some Pretty Pink Posh sequins, part of a mix included in the kit.

And now it’s your time to get creative! Make a summer theme project following the challenge rules and use the link up tool on the Create a Smile Stamps blog to enter for a chance to win 25€ to be spent in the Create a Smile Stamps store! We look forward to seeing your beautiful creations!

List of supplies 

Create a Smile Stamps Dress Me Up stamp set
Create a Smile Stamps Beach Party Kit
Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle dies
Tonic Studios Layering Circles
Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock
Mondi Color Copy 300 gsm white cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Copic Markers
Spectrum Noir Markers
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
Sizzix Big Shot Express
Silhouette Portrait

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