Together forever and always!

Hello my friends!

Today I would like to start with an announcement! Up to this day I am NOT affiliated with any company and I don’t have any particular reason to promote any company…but I do like to speak my opinion about things I have purchashed and used cause I find it helpful when people share their experience about products I consider buying. Also I like passing information about special offers or sales because I do realise that, like me, there are many people out there that have to spend on a budget and we all feel happy when we find a bargain, don’t we?

So…to get to the point! CREATE A SMILE provides WORLDWIDE FREE SHIPPING on all orders until April 7th 2017 !!! I personally have bought some stamps and stencils from them and I have been really happy with the products and the service. Here is a link to their shop if you wish to have a look!

Also CULT PENS ( have a 30% OFF COPICs offer if anyone is interested.

Now, to today’s project! I wanted to have a coffee relaxing and playing with my Distress inks avoiding to cause a mess as much as possible! As a result I created this card!Hope you enjoy it!

Quick Instructions:

This card was really easy and fun to make. I first used my wave dies to cut 2 stripes of white cardstock for my sentiment. I stamped and heat embossed the word forever and then stamped the rest of the sentiment in Archival Jet Black ink. Next I used these stripes as a guide to lightly mark the area that I needed to color (this step is optional but it saves you time and ink). Then I placed the stencil on top of my card panel and secured it with masking tape. I used a mini ink blending tool to apply the Distress inks through the stencil. When I finished I carefully removed the stencil and splashed a few drops of water to add more interest to the background. I dabbed the water off with a tissue paper and then adhered the stripes with the sentiment on my panel using double sided tape.All done!

Supplies used:

  • Create a smile – Swirly stencil
  • Create a smile – This must be love stamp set
  • Concord and 9th – Perfectly Penned stampset
  • Kraft Cardstock paper – white
  • Distress Mini Ink Pads: Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean
  • Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black
  • Ranger -Mini blending tool
  • Versamark Ink
  • Wow! Primary Ebony Regular embossing powder
  • Heat tool
  • Sizzix Big Shot Machine
  • Wavy dies (unbranded)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Double sided tape

With this card I entered the following challenges. If you want, have a look around! And why not, join the fun!


  • Create a Smile: March Challenge- Letters

  • Penny’s Paper Crafty Challenge Blog: #321 Anything goes

  • Crafty Sentiments Designs: #32 Anything goes

  • Crafting from the heart: #152 Anything goes

  • Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #38 Anything goes


Thank you all for stopping by! Your comments make my day! Thank you so much for taking time to leave me a comment.


Kleri xx


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