Tuesday, March 31, 2020

You Make Me Happy

Hi everyone! Excited to share with you these cards I made using the Operation Smile stamp set from the Close To My Heart March/April 2020 Catalog - You Make Me Smile. Each catalog from Close To My Heart has a stamp set in which proceeds from the set go to Operation Smile. If you are unfamiliar with Operation Smile it is a non-profit organization that provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates in children around the world. I fell in love with the set from this catalog - the animal images are absolutely adorable.

For each card I used a sketch from our Make It From Your Heart Volume 2 How-to Book. I also tried my hand at practicing some different coloring techniques with the cards. For all the cards I used the Mix-In Paper Pack and Coordinating Cardstock from the current catalog. The Mix-Ins in the catalog are meant to coordinate with the paper collections from the catalog - this pack of Mix-Ins goes beautifully with the Yesterday & Today and Seas the Day collections.

For the first two cards I used our TriBlend Markers. These markers have color blends from light to dark which makes it so easy to give shading variations to your artwork.

For the second two cards I used our Watercolor Paints and our Small Round Watercolor brush. The barrel of the brush holds water and it is perfect for

For the final two cards I used our Watercolor Pencils along with the Small Round Watercolor Brush. These pencils are great for getting tiny details of color and the brush lets you gently blend the colors to get the effect you want.

Click here to check out this stamp set on my website today!

I hope you liked the cards. Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies Used:

D1920 - You Make Me Smile stamp set
9042 - Make It From Your Heart Volume 2
X9013 - Mix-In Paper Pack
X9014 - Mix-in Coordinating Cardstock
Z4189 - Intense Black Exclusive Ink
Triblend Markers
Z3132 - Watercolor Paints
Z3224 - Small Round Water Brush
Z3630 - Watercolor Pencils

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