Stamp Focus: Smile More

by Lydia Evans

Hi there everyone! Lydia here sharing three projects using one of the amazing new sets from the new release- Smile More Stamp Set. I have to say I'm loving these new daisy images and the sentiments are beautiful.

For this first card I stamped one of the sentiments in a waterproof black. Then I stamped some of the daisy and leaf images around it.

I added colour to the images using Warm Sunshine, Caramel Toffee and Evergreen Crisp Inks. It's simple but effective, I love how these inks can act as a watercolour when mixed with a little water.

My second card also uses Crisp Inks as a watercolour…

Firstly I used Warm Sunshine Crisp Ink to create an ombre watercolour wash. I stamped and embossed some of the images from this set in white onto the piece after it was dry. I then added the sentiment onto a strip. To add a little more to the card I stamped one of the large daisies from the set onto vellum and heat set in white, fussy cut it out and added it to the strip.

This third card is a little more involved. So to start I stamped the three large sentiments from Smile More Stamp Set repeatedly onto a card base on the diagonal. To soften this I added a panel of vellum over it.

I then stamped a sentiment onto a strip. To embellish the strip, I stamped some of the flower and leaf images in black and then coloured them with the amazing Artist Markers. I fussy cut the images out and added these to the strip.

I really hope you like my cards and that they have given you a few ideas.

 

 

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Virginia L. February 5, 2017 - 10:06

I am totally in love with each of these versions from “Smile More”!! Brilliant, Lydia!

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Holly Saveur February 5, 2017 - 10:08

LOVE it all..stunning cards!

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jean marmo February 5, 2017 - 11:25

BEautiful!!

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Gloria Reynolds February 5, 2017 - 12:52

What beautiful examples of a great new stamp set!

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Maureen Reiss February 5, 2017 - 13:51

Gorgeous cards!!! Love the sayings in this set!!!

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Trudie Vick February 5, 2017 - 15:57

Beautiful cards using an awesome stamp set. Love the sentiments used. Thanks for sharing.

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Helen February 5, 2017 - 17:12

Lydia, these are three great cards. The techniques you used in each one inspires so many possibilities for card makers. Thanks for sharing them.

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Jackie P. February 6, 2017 - 04:49

What beautiful cards showcasing a fabulous stamp set!! Love the images and the sentiments in this set!

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Neudorf Terry February 6, 2017 - 05:49

Wow , love them .

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Tara Prince February 6, 2017 - 07:31

So beautiful!!

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Debra Clark February 6, 2017 - 13:09

Your cards are very pretty, makes me want to get this stamp set. I love the sentiments.

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Anne Sturgeon February 6, 2017 - 14:16

Love that t set and the positive messages. Beautiful work, thanks for sharing

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Susi February 8, 2017 - 09:13

Each card is so different – yet equally beautiful, Lydia. A great stamp set too.

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