Paper Pumpkin June 2019-A Little Smile Alternative p2

Hello and welcome to today’s cards, which are two more alternatives for the A Little Smile Paper Pumpkin kit! Both of these fun alternatives have elements from the kit and one even creates a beach scene using the Lilypad Lake stamp set, with a little masking! 

For the card on the right, I really wanted to make a beach themed wreath. This was fairly easy, just need a little patience and your Fine Tip Glue Pen!

You will need two of these card front designs from the kit, trimming off the back piece, eight of the palm leaves, the laser-cut vellum circle, one of the sand dollars, enough twine to tie into a bow, and three of the starfish, placing the smallest Rhinestone Basic Jewel in the middle of each:

I used some scotch tape to connect the two card fronts together to make the base layer. I then adhered a piece of the twine around the middle, disguising the line:

Since this may get a little messy, use your silicone craft sheet while adhering the palm leaves around the laser-cut vellum circle. I used my Fine Tip Glue Pen to place glue about 2/3 of the way down the back, layering around the vellum circle. Tip-You may have to place a little spot underneath if the palm leaf lifts up from the vellum circle:

After this is completed, I used my Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the bow to the sand dollar and then adhere the starfish and sand dollar to the palm leaves. Tip-Place a clear block on top for a couple of minutes to allow the glue to adhere and dry:

The wreath is adhered to the base layer with mini dimensionals (hidden behind the starfish and sand dollar). The card base is Coastal Cabana cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”, and I used the texture stamp with Coastal Cabana ink to make a border along the top and bottom. The base layer is then adhered with dimensionals:

The inside is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the sentiment from Special Celebrations is stamped in Coastal Cabana ink, along with the starfish that are stamped off before stamping the cardstock:

The card on the left is a beach scene incorporating Lilypad Lake stamp set, a little sponging and some masking!

The base layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 3 ¾” x 5”:

I stamped the texture stamp and sponged in with a sponge dauber using Sahara Sand ink:

I stamped the sailboats in Memento ink, , created a mask with the coordinating framelit, and then stamped the wave stamp in Night of Navy, Balmy Blue, and Coastal Cabana inks:

I used a blender pen to color in the sails of the sailboats, stamped the sun in Daffodil Delight ink, and used a sponge dauber to fill it in:

To create the clouds, I first used the coordinating sun die to create a mask and then I used the Pretty Label Punch to create a cloud mask, both out of a post it note:

I used a sponge dauber with Balmy Blue ink along the top of the mask to create the clouds and sky:

This is then adhered to a Crumb Cake cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”. I then adhered two of the palm trees from the kit and used three of the gold metallic pearls to create “coconuts” for each palm tree:

The inside is on Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the texture stamp is stamped in Crumb Cake ink, filling in with a sponge dauber, and then adhere one more palm tree:

What do you think of these two alternatives?? Is this such a fun kit? You can really keep it very simple or take it way up to create some awesome alternative cards!!

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