Thursday, 11 September 2014

Create A Smile September Release Blog Hop

Hi everyone! It's finally here! I'm to excited to show you what I came up with. But before I share my card, I would like to share some information about Create A Smile and details on this blog hop.

Create A Smile are a new stamps company in town - their first stamps were released in July 2014. The stamps are made of high quality photo-polymer and produced in Germany. They will for sure make you smile! 


Create A Smile is releasing three sets TOMORROW! You can find their store at www.createasmilestamps.com, the stamps will be available for purchase at 8am CET (2am EST). 

 You can win a 12,50€ gift-certificate for the store - all you need to do is hop along and leave comments on all the fantastic and inspiring stops (one comment per person, per blog please!).

We’ll pick random winner from all the comments - so the more blogs you visit (and leave a comment on) - the more chances you have to be a winner! You have until Saturday September 12th, 8am CET (that's 2am EST). The winner will be announced on the Create A Smile Blog on Sunday (September 13th) Enjoy the hop!

Okay, now that we have that sorted out, here's my card! I've created a video to show you how I did it. I'm still really new with making voiceovers and I get a bit nervous and might say the wrong words but I hope you will still enjoy it. Click on the play button below. If you'd like to, you can subscribe to my youtube channel as I will be making more of these in the future.


In this card, I used the Penguin Party & Für Alle Fälle stamp set. (You will see all the stamps sets just below my card.) I'm so excited that Christine released a German sentiment set because my future husband is German and also almost 3/4 of my friends are Germans so it's really awesome to have stamp set like this around.

Anyways, I took the little penguin in the set and decided stretch the usage of that image. I made it look like the penguin is holding multiple parachutes while flying down. I just wanted to make a cheerful card to match the sentiment (which means Congrats).


I took the tiny arrow in the Für Alle Fälle stamp set to create my own patterned paper. I used the Hero Arts Tide Pool ink to create this tone on tone look. It's very light but it's there and I think it gives a nice touch to the card.


These are the stamp sets I used for my card : 


 And this is another stamp set that is releasing. You will be able to see this set in action in other blogs.


Now, go hop along!

Marina Johan - You are here

25 comments:

  1. So I start to write in German ;)))
    Eine großartige Karte! Ich bin ganz begeisetert was ihr alle aus diesen Stempelsets gezaubert habt. Die Karte ist total witzig und ich freue mich auf meine weitern Stationen im Bloghop ;)))
    Grüße aus Deutschland Elisabeth

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  2. love the rainbow colors and the rosy cheeks - such a pretty card

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  3. Sorry, my schoolgirl Germany would simply make you hoot with merriment! But your card is just brilliant and thank you so much for the video. Obviously I am not the only one who find the penguins so appealing :).

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  4. Marina,
    DANKE for the video - I didn't know you were making one - sooo awesome! And your pronunciation was good! :)
    Adding many paragliders is such a clever idea, and having the sentiment in the center is so out of the box - I would never have thought of it. Fabulous! I am so happy you're guesting this month and can't wait to see all your other creations!

    Btw: I got an email from a German reader who told me that our choice of guests is "sensational" and she found the most amazing blogs through that hop. Just wanted to let you all know ;)
    Hugs
    Christine

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  5. The more i see this little guy, the more i love him =)

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  6. What a lovely cheerful card! I really like how you extended the parachute.

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  7. Your card is awesome amazing, amazing how clever to use several parachutes never thought of that. Your video was also very lovely and your pronunciation was really good. Also loved you fingernails.......Glad to have you on our bloghop.

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  8. Hi Marina. This is adorable. Love the multiple parachutes, the look like balloons! Have a lovely day! hugs Monika xxx

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  9. Oh my this is SO ADORABLE!! I love the creative way you have the penguin's parachute on your design!! The gold embossing really adds a great interest!! Thanks for the video! :)

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  10. Stunning - love the colors of your card too.

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  11. Hi Marina, I thought the penguin itself is a cutie - but yours - super cutie! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  12. WHat a fun and bright and cheerful card, Marina! I love your multi layered multi colored parachute and instructional video - it's always fun to 'see' artists at work! Brilliant! TFS! ♥

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  13. Love your card and what I think makes it outstanding is the penguin's rosy cheeks. Great job adding detail.

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  14. OH my cuteness! I adore those rainbow colored parachutes :)

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  15. Adorable card Marina. Love the rainbow-colored parachutes ... and the penguin is adorable. Loved your video ... great job! Loll xx

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  16. What a wonderful idea, love all those colourful parachutes, I'm heading off to watch your video!

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  17. What a cute and funny card! It looks so friendly with all the colourful parachutes. Love it!

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  18. Such a lovely card, Marina! Love your colored parachutes and the touch of gold!

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  19. Such a cute card. Thanks for the video, too!

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