Still Finding Reasons To Smile

Smile - newsprint two cool

I'm still enjoying my $5 Reason To Smile stamp set to the max!  Here, I created Two Cool cards that are just my "type!" 

Smile - newsprint think of you

I combined the pretty stemmed flowers from Reason To Smile with the foliage from the Just Believe stamp set on a First Edition Designer Series Paper background.  

Smile - newsprint think of you 2

The flowers are two-step stamped, first in the Basic Black line image, then in a marker-colored Marina Mist and Always Artichoke bold image.  The foliage is in Always Artichoke.  I die-cut the image with the Labels Collection Framelits.  The Basic Black layer is die-cut with the same size framelit, then cut in half and scooched (is that a word?) apart to peek out from behind each side.

Smile - newsprint birthday

On the second card, I tried some leaves from the Summer Silhouettes set on the focal point, but I didn't like those as well as the Just Believe folage. 

The background is also stamped with the Just Believe leaves in Marina Mist.

Smile - newsprint birthday 3  Delicate designs 127023L

I used the Delicate Designs Impressions Folders, paired with the Large Scallop Edgelit, to create the pretty Always Artichoke border.  Each card uses a different texture.  A strip of Basic Black Scallop Dots Ribbon, with the polka dot side down, gives some nice texture and contrasting color.

The Teeny Tiny Wishes sentiment is in a similar font as the First Edition DSP, so that was a natural choice.  I stamped those in Basic Black and punched them out with the Word Window Punch.

Smile - newsprint birthday 2

I added the Papillon Potpouri Butterfly last, because it needed a little something up in that corner.  Ms. Butterfly is colored with markers, then hand-cut and popped up with Dimensionals.  I couldn't stop before giving it, and the flowers, a little dusting of Dazzling Diamonds for some sparkle!  The 2-Way Glue Pen works great for adding glitter.

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