It’s Always Been You

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I happened upon the Create a Smile Guest Designer Search, and thought it would be worth a try! I didn’t own any of their stamps yet, but luckily for me they also offer freebie digistamps so I decided to take a look to see what I can work with. These adorable kangaroos immediately caught my attention, but since New Years had passed, I wanted to utilize them for something different, so I came up with an idea for Valentine’s!

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They have some pretty cute stamps, but since I only had about a week to create a card, I didn’t think my stamps would arrive in time, so I had to get a little more creative. I sized down the kangaroo, and also flipped it around so that I can have 2 of them, facing each other. I also decided to print it out in a lighter shade so that the lines a little less visible, so I can do some no-line coloring.

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For the background, I wanted something that gave me a sense of romance and bliss. Something that represented love at first sight. So I decided to go with a soft blended background with an emboss resisted sentiment, and blended in a heart shape free handed so that I had no harsh borders that a stencil would have created. I wanted a sparkly feeling by using a bokeh technique, but rather than using circles, I used hearts. Love is in the air!

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As a last touch to add a little shimmer, I glued on some clear sequins, and added a scalloped border to the panel.

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Hope you like it and wish me luck!

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If you’re also interested in joining the designer search, more details are available here. And even if you’re not, you should definitely check out their stamps!

Cheers,

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8 thoughts on “It’s Always Been You

  1. Congratulations on your well deserved win! I saw your card and was really impressed, I had to come and find your blog to see what else you have done! Your work is superb x

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