Sunday, November 20, 2022

Create A Smile Sketch Card

 I want to thank Create a Smile for the freebies they have on their challenge blog. This cute bird digi was a freebie I chose so I could play along with the sketch challenge that's on right now. 

I had so much fun playing with glitter paste and stencils yesterday! I had bought several colors of glitter paste months ago when it was on sale for 25 cents each at the Craft Outlet store near me. If you live in the Grand Rapids, MI area, the Craft Outlet on Buchanon St. is well worth the trip! 

I wanted a fun background for my bird digi, so I looked through my stencils and found this one called "Bulletproof" and pulled out the green glitter paste to make it festive. I had a blast applying the glitter paste over the stencil and then eagerly waiting to see what would happen when I lifted up the stencil! I think it turned out really cool!

It actually dried fairly quickly, but I left it under some heavy plates from my eBosser machine to flatten out overnight. Meanwhile, I cut out the other elements I needed for the sketch and used an offset for the digi and then did a print and cut of it using my Silhouette Cameo. I colored it with Copics and mounted it to the other design papers needed to match the sketch. I die cut the sentiment tag using a Gina Marie Designs die and stamped "Joy" on it using a stamp from Stampin' Up's Merriest Moments stamp set. I used my MISTI with the stamp so I could go over it twice and make it a little darker. 

Challenges I'm entering: 

Create a smile: Current challenge ( Sketch challenge. Here's the graphic: 

Cardz 4 Galz: Use a stencil (1/3 ; ends Nov. 29) Stencils (1/5; ends Nov. 23)

Crazy is our fame - STENCILS are our game!: Our Rules (

We Love to Create mixed media Challenge Blog...sponsored by Polkadoodles ( ATG mixed media (I used glitter paste and a stencil) (unlimited entries; ends Nov. 24)

MISTI Monday over at Splitcoaststampers: Winner of $50 gift card to My Sweet Petunia; already credited to my account and used to place an order


  1. Oh Carrie, what a fun & fabulous creation! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our STENCIL FUN challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!


    PS ... please feel free to share this fun creation with us over on our Double D challenge also.

  2. What a great choice of stencil - great effect. Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz xx Lynda/Loopyloo DT

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  4. Love the background and layers!!! Thanks so much for playing with us at the HLS Christmas challenge!

  5. Fun background with the adorable bird Christmas coffee cup! Thanks for joining in at HLS Stencil Challenge