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Friday, 29 July 2016

Smile it's a beautiful day..................


Well, was this fun or what!!!!!  Inspired by the Cards in Envy "it's a heat wave" and the Sweet Stampin "Outdoors" challenges.   I went for hot colours and summer holidays!!!!!!

Ok, I did a step by step for you on this one so lets start with the background -

I've made my usual start with a blank piece of white card and applied some aqua tints in lovely warm colours.  I've faux bleached out a sun and then stamped the sunglasses in perfect medium and then embossed with black embossing powder.  The stamps used are all from Clarity stamp.

Then in comes the scene! I masked off the glasses and stamped the car and caravan with palm trees within the lenses.  I was thinking warm, heat, holidays!!!!!!

I removed some of the colour from the lenses by adding some water with a paint brush and dabbing with a paper towel.  Stamped the sentiment "Smile it's a beautiful day" and added some more birds then added glossy accents to the lenses to make them nice and shiny.

Ta dah!!! I was really pleased with that!

A really fun card to make and a great theme too!

I would like to enter this card in to the Cards in Envy "It's a heat wave" challenge.
Sweet Stampin "Outdoors" challenge.

Hope you like this one too, thanks for stopping by,

Leanne xx


  1. Such a clever card and tutorial. The setting looks amazing, and I love the scene in the glasses with the glossy accents over the top. Brilliant!

    This is just perfect for our 'Outdoors' challenge this week. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

  2. Gorgeous! Love this design. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

  3. I was just browsing around on Cards with Envy when your card caught my attention. This is a fantastic summer card. The colors are perfect and I love the idea of the scene reflecting from the sunglasses. The addition of glossy accents truly finishes it off.

    1. Thank you so much Trina! You've made my day with your lovely comments! Leanne xx

  4. SUPER DUPPER fun. Great design idea and so, so perfect for the "Heat Wave" challenge at Cards in Envy. So glad you shared this and appreciate your entry. Take care.

  5. Leanne, Wow! This is one amazing card! Love those colors and what you did with those sunglasses. Thanks so much for joining us at Cards in Envy. :)

  6. Wow! What a fabulous card! Just wonderful! Thank you for sharing with us at Cards in Envy. We are thrilled that we inspired you! :)