You Make My Heart Smile

Yep – I am still using that Smile Stamp and Die Set from My Favorite Things.  I can’t help it – it is such a great set and so versatile.  Todays You Make My Heart Smile is a pretty simple card, but sometimes the beauty is in the simplicity.  If you want to see yesterday’s card using foil, check out Something to Make You Smile.

You Make My Heart Smile

You Make My Heart Smile

You Make My Heart Smile

You Make My Heart Smile Side View

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks are one of my favorites right now.  I don’t know about you, but I sometimes struggle with card design.  Coloring and die cutting is loads of fun and produces lots of images for cards, but then when I go to put those images on cards – I struggle.  What do I put on the background?  Should it be busy or CAS (Clean and Simple)?  With Tim Holtz Oxide Inks you can make the most beautiful backgrounds so easily.  And these are great for the images you color or die cut.  Yesterday’s card used Orange, Yellow and Brown.  Today’s card using the Spiced Marmalade and Fossilized Amber, but instead of the Walnut Stain I went with Cracked Pistachio.  Same technique, but the green brightened the background.

Now initially I was going to use a SMILE that I’d cut out in white and piece it back in like a puzzle.  But then I thought – oh – orange!  Pulled out some orange card stock from my stash and the rest is history.  Doodlebug glittered enamel dots had to be used.  It wasn’t an option.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in next time for another paper crafting project.  Have a great day and enjoy the journey and some chocolate.


Luke 9:  62

Jesus replied, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.”


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