You Make Me Smile |SOA| Beautiful World

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Today is the official release of the new Beautiful World collection for Catherine Pooler's stamp of approval.  If you were on the wait list you should have the email with your link in your inbox.  If not, please email her.  In honor of this special occasion I pulled out my 3 favorite dies included in the collection.  

The coloring for this card is easier than you might think.  Be watching for a youtube video in the future for the techniques I used.  First I scribbled some Zig markers, then I spritzed with water.  Next I stamped, then I die cut.  Super easy to do!

Stamps: All About You (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps for SOA Beautiful World) Enchanted Garden (Sugar Pea Designs for SOA Beautiful World)
Ink:025, 082, 033, 040, 041, 042(Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers) Onyx Black (Versafine) Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper: Bristol Cardstock (Strathmore) Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, Vellum Cardstock, Whisper White (Stampin' Up)
Accessories: 2 Yous Dies (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps for SOA Beautiful World) Enchanted Butterfly, Enchanted Garden (Sugar Pea Designs for SOA Beautiful World) Clear Embossing Powder (SU) Wink of Stella (Zig)

We are celebtrating release day on StampNation with a beautiful challenge.  Literally.   The challenge is to create a beautiful card, and let me just tell you each and every one of the design team members and guest designers did!  Here is a sneak peek of mine.

Stamps: Beautiful World (Gina K for SOA)
Ink: 080, 081, 082 (Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers) Pool to Navy (Hero Arts Ombre) Onyx Black (Versafine)
Paper: White Pure Luxury (Gina K Designs)
Accessories: Circle Framelits (Stampin' Up!) Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

It's obvious I fell in love with the gorgeous Gina K stamp set, isn't it?   How could I not?    It's so elegant with a touch of whimsy.   To ink up the circle frame I used my ombre ink pad.  Would you like a video to see how to do that too?  Let me know in the comments below.  I love sharing videos that help spark your creativity!  

1 comment:

Brenda Aplin said...

Love these cards. I ordered my soa box this morning as soon as the email came. I am so excited to get mine.