Saturday, September 17, 2016

Sending Sunshine Card

Hi everyone! :o)

Today I want to share with you CAS (clean and simple), Sending Sunshine Card I made a while ago but didn't find time to share it. :o)

My card is a CASE of gorgeous card made by Francine Vuillème of 1001 cartes. Beautiful color scheme, lovely nautical scene, fantastic CAS design! LOVE! :o)

A week ago I shared a card, also CASE of Francine's card. You can find it here. :o)

Francine is a very talented and creative crafty friend from Switzerland. I love her crafting style. Her simple design and stunning coloring blows me away every time she shares a new card. :o)

I used same products on my card as Francine did, created the same scene, layout and color scheme, but I went with paper piecing a sailboat and used design paper for sail. I went with one layer, while Francine added some design paper at the bottom of her card. :o)

Stop by Francine´s blog, 1001 cartes, and see her stunning creations. You can find her also on YouTubeFBPinterest.

And nowhow I made my card...

I started with the sailboat from Create a Smile 'Underwater Love' stamp set. It's paper pieced. I stamped the sailboat twice on a watercolor paper and colored all the parts in watercolor technique using Distress Inks. Then I stamped one more image on a design paper from Create a Smile 'Beach Party' kit. I fussy cut all parts and colored their edges with black Stabilo Marker.

Next up was a background. I used two handmade stencils. For the Sun I used circle stencil I made from an acetate sheet using circle cutter. For the sea I made stencil from a cardstock paper. I used scalloped paper puncher to make this one. Using stencils, I blended colors directly on a top folded white cardstock paper card base.

When I was satisfied with the background, I stamped the sailboat on the card base and colored it with black marker. I glued all pieces together, added 3-D foams on their back and glued them over the sailboat stamped on the card base.

Here is a photo before assembling all pieces together.

Next up was a sentiment. I used a speech bubble from Create a Smile 'Perfect Tune' stamp set. I masked word 'Danke' and stamped it with VersaMark Watermark Ink on a white cardstock paper. I cut out the speech bubble and stamped a sentiment from Create a Smile 'Sending Sunshine' kit on it. I glued 3-D foams on the back of the speech bubble and glued it on the card.

Coupe of enamel dots as a finishing touch, and my card was finished. :o)

Card dimensions: 126 mm x 95 mm (5" x 3 3/4")

List of supplies: 
  • Create a Smile 'Underwaterlove' stamp set
  • Create a Smile 'Perfect Tune' stamp set
  • sentiment from stamp set from Create a Smile 'Sending Sunshine' kit
  • design paper from Create a Smile 'Beach Party' kit
  • various enamel stickers from Create a Smile
  • white cardstock paper
  • white watercolor paper
  • Ranger's Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Tsukineko VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
  • Tim Hotlz's Distress Inks:
    • Mustard Seed
    • Spiced Marmalade
    • Tumbled Glass
    • Broken China
    • Tea Dye
    • Brushed Corduroy
    • Vintage Photo
    • Ground Espresso
  • Stabilo Pen (Marker), Black 68/46
  • Pritt white waterbased glue
  • 3-D foam self adhesive pads
  • scissors 
  • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm) 
  • Fiskars High Precission Personal Paper Trimmer
  • Marabu rounded fine paintbrush no. #0
  • Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
  • crafting needle
  • handmade circle stencil (acetate sheet, EK Success Circle Cutter)
  • handmade scalloped stencil (cardstock paper scrap, Martha Stewart scalloped paper puncher, washi tape)
  • water
  • paper towels
  • washi tape (for masking and stencil fixing)

I'm very satisfied how my card turned out. :o) Thank you Francine for the inspiration! :o)

I am entering my card to following challenges:
Note: bold text and challengbadge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge (if any) is a direct link to blog or challenge home page.

1) Create a Smile, Challenge of the Month: Circle

This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

At the end of this post...

On Tuesday, September 13th, a new challenge started over at Fairy Tale Challenge Blog. I'm a bit late with my project and challenge post, so until I share my project (probably tomorrow), jump over to Fairy Tale Challenge Blog and find out more. There is an amazing prize for one lucky participant. :o)

Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)



  1. This CAS is just amazing, Milka! Very well done, love it! Great dimensions and love how you made your own stencils! That one for the sea -with the scallop punch- it's really a brilliant idea! You are a clever girl, and also very accurate in your fussi cut! :)

  2. ooo kako je luštna in kako krasno si jo sestavila :-)) Super ideja!

  3. I love your design, Milka, and your explanation of how you made it! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!



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