MFT Stamps – Smile Card Duo

Hi there! I hope your weekend is off to a great start! Today I have a pair of cards to share with you that were inspired by one of the MFT Stamps designers last week. I couldn’t get the design out of my head and when I started creating I immediately had 2 ideas that I wanted to try.

The card on the left is the one that was inspired by Carly. Click HERE to see her card. Mine is a tad different but I’m not much for directly copying designs. Things just morph on their own as I start creating.

As soon as I die cut the word from the white panel for the first card, I had the idea to use it on another card so I had no waste. I love how they both turned out.

On this first card, I cut a white panel down to 4×5.25 inches and die cut the word using the Big Smile die. This has since sold out but you could do the same thing with any alphabet dies you may have, or even change it up completely for a different word.

Using the die cut panel as a guide I taped off the edge of my card base and used blending brushes to ink up a light rainbow where it will show through. Then I added foam tape to the back of the panel and popped it in place.

I stamped and heat embossed a small sentiment on black cardstock and cut it out with a banner die from the Trinity Stamps 4-Bar Card die set. I stamped and colored the koala from Weather With You and cut it out with the coordinating dies too. The banner and koala are adhered with liquid glue directly to the card front.

I finished things off with black glaze pen the the eyes, glossy accents to the nose and a scattering of pink clay hearts from the Twiddler’s Nook Sweethearts embellishment mix.

I think this is such a sweet card! It would be great to add a birthday message to the inside or maybe a congratulations too. It’s so versatile.

After making that first card, I had the letters from cutting the window and I thought it would be fun to do the idea in reverse by stacking the letters for dimension here instead of creating a window. So, I pulled out white scraps and cut the word 4 more times and adhered the layers together with liquid glue.

I cut another panel down to 4×5.25 inches and stamped it in a light gray ink with the All Lined Up Diagonally background stamp. I changed out the critter for the bunny in the same Weather With You stamp set. Popping it up with foam squares before adding another heat embossed sentiment across “smile.” I forgot to mention earlier, the small heat embossed sentiments are from a Pretty Pink Posh set called Let’s Party. I thought they fit perfectly.

This panel is popped up on a white card base with foam tape and the finishing touches are the same. This time I chose red hearts from the same embellishment mix for a little pop of bright on a neutral colored card and I think that is so fun and eye catching.

I love these critters so much and any excuse to ink them up is a good one to me!

Products used today:
Weather With You stamps and dies
Big Smile die
All Lined Up Diagonally background stamp
Trinity Stamps 4-Bar Card dies
Pretty Pink Posh Let’s Party stamps
Twiddler’s Nook Sweethearts embellishments
Glossy accents
Bearly Art liquid glue
Foam squares
Foam tape

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

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