Thursday, January 1, 2015

Finally - a new video :)

Happy new year!

Hope you all had a good start to 2015 - i dure did. (We had a friend with us, played games (Carcassonne) and ate Raclette (is that a internationally known thing? I have no idea...). It was wonderful.
Well, I'll never be a fa of fireworks, I think they're useless and mean to all the poor creatures outside, but dispite that I really enjoyed the night.

I also made a video that I finished this morning - so I can finally share anotehr video with you. (I feel bad I am not able to make a video for each tuesday at the moment... boo!)

I created this male Valentine's card:

I had not made a watercolor card for quite a while now and thought they would make a nice background for the large chipboard letters. I badly wanted to use those ;)

Stamps: Create A Smile - Balance

Chipboards: Create A Smile - Alphabet

Die: Simon Says Stamp Circ e Border
Embossing Powder: Wow Clear Gloss ultra fine, Hero Arts white
Ink: Versamark

  • Using the blending tool with Versamark ink adds more options to partial heat-embossing.
  • A regularly patterned washi tape makes it easy to mask off the edges correctly and even
  • Add layers of watercolor to control the amount of color
  • use your heat gut to move the watercolor on your paper

Hope you enjoyed the video - maybe I'll have another one on sunday.. I'll try ;)
Stay tunes and follow the Create A Smile Blog to see all the fun things coming up this year. The new release is coming up NEXT WEEK!.. Woohoo!

Simon Says stamp - anything goes
House of cards - Photo inspiration:
glittered (blues)


  1. Oh my, this card is so wonderful. You are spoiling us with so many wonderful things- your stamps, your cards, you are an inspiration - I'm just speaking for myself, but it's okay to wait for a video.
    And its good to know you are still a human beeing, with sleeping and eating and all that stuff ;)

  2. This is AMAZING, Christine! I adore the beautiful colors, texture, and that graphic sentiment! The tiny red heart is perfect, too! This is wonderful! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! I hope you join us each month in 2015! HUGS and happy new year! :) Mynn xx

  3. Die Karte ist wunderschön! Zumal ich auch erst dachte, die weißen Punkte sind Strukturpaste oder sowas... totaaal super! Ich stell mich ja immer noch ein wenig doof an mit Tusche, vielleicht versuch ichs heut nochmal :-)

  4. Christine, this is a beautiful, textured card! I love the wonderful blues and teals --the perfect color combination! Thanks for playing along with us over at House of Cards. Have a glitter filled 2015!

  5. Love the techniques you used and the colours are gorgeous.
    Thanks for playing along at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Caryn xxx

  6. Woah, die ist echt toll. Danke für die Tipps!
    xo Julia

  7. ooh, I love this! great faux texture with the stencil and nice textural elements from the other elements. Brava! Hope you join us again at House of Cards!


  8. Your German school watercolor set has some beautiful colors in it! :) I love the card...the texture...and the masculine design! Thanks much for the great video!

  9. I love your background! The watercolour technique is stunning! Thank you for joining in with HOC! Pat (DT) x

  10. Gorgeous card! Absolutely love the background your created for the chipboard letters!
    Thank you for joining our Glitter/Photo Inspiration Challenge at the House of Cards.
    Ruza ~ HOC-Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner


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