Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Create a Smile Challenge - For Kids

Hello there!  This is the official launch of my new blog!  If all goes according to plans, this should post in the middle of the night while I am still fast asleep. 😴💤   I am so excited to kick things off with a guest design post for Create a Smile stamps challenge - For Kids.

My inspiration was from this card and here is my card.

To start, a stitched rectangle panel was die cut from Bristol paper.  The swoosh of stars and the sentiment were heat embossed with white embossing powder.  The background was created with mini blending tools and the Rose Petal ink set.  The lightest colour was added through a Focal Point stencil first in the middle of the panel, followed by the remaining colours.  Finished off with Permanent Black ink around the edges.  

The embossed areas should have resisted the dye inks, but for some reason they got stained.  The stars and sentiment were white heat embossed again. The image was stamped with Permanent Black ink on Neenah cardstock, coloured with Copics, then fussy cut out.  The panel was adhered to a split black/white card base.  Mounted the fairy with foam tape for a bit of dimension and added clear shimmer on the wings.  Drew in some stars wth a white gel pen to finish.

And that completes my first official post.  You can find more fabulous creations from the talented team over on their blog.  Thank you for stopping by.  Enjoy your day!

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Vicki Dutcher said...

Lovely Galaxy card

Mac Mable said...

Gorgeous blending of those fabulous colours on your beautiful background. Yes I would have thought the embossing would have resisted too........learning all the time and loving it x such a fabulous card on your first post on your new blog. The blog header looks so contemporary and classy X

Bonnie said...

Love the modern look of your new blog, Trina! Your card is fantastic with the rich color in the background and the crisp white embossing! As always fantastic coloring of the main image! Congratulations on your GD spot!

Susan said...

Fabulous new blog, Trina! Love the name and the header! Isn't Loll the best for helping us all get our blogs set up!

Love today's card - beautiful shades of rose / pink, and I love the way the Focal Point stencil highlights the centre of the card and is the light coming from the fairy's wand.

Christine Alexander said...

congrats on the new blog, Loll did an awesome job.

Great card, love the stenciled background for your sweet little fairy :)

Papercraft Boutique said...

Congratulations on the Guest Designer spot and the start of this wonderful new blog! Love everything about the header - blog name, design, font style. I checked out all pages too. Fantastic new look and content!
The card is so pretty and the ink blending is gorgeous with the rich colors! I love the focal point stencil effect and your hand-drawn stars! Hideko xx

Tinstar said...

Beautiful blending on that background - love how you made the highlight area for your fairy. Thanks for joining in the fun at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Susanne Vargas said...

You new blog looks cool and modern! This card is so sweet and magical - absolutely love it!

Mindy Baxter said...

WOW! This is gorgeous -- I love the vibrant purple sponging. Such a cute little fairy, too. Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Good luck.

♥ Mindy