Wishful Thinking

I made this card for the Clean and Simple Challenge at Splitcoaststampers. When I was making it, it was snowing where I live. I think we are all a little sick of the weather we are getting, and that was my jumping off point for this card. I stenciled my background in bright cheery soft pastels using my Memory Box Honey Comb Stencil. I then inked my image and spritzed with water very lightly, so as not to disturb the ink on my stenciled layer. For a little sparkle I added some Wink of Stella to the leaves at the leaf axil. The challenge was to use chipboard, for which I have "zero". So I die cut my smile die 5 times in 120lb cardstock and took great care gluing them together to make sure all was lined up as it should be. I matted with a very pale green and added some sequins and gems to finish. 
Products: Memory Box Honey Comb Stencil; Designs by Ryn Leafy Branch; Simon Says Stamp Smile Circle; Tim Holtz Distress Inks Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Shabby Shutters, Mowed Lawn; Sequins, Crystals.


  1. What a beautiful pastel background, Kia! So pretty with the stamped leaves! Love your "chipboard" addition! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

  2. Gorgeous card Kia! Love your fresh spring colours. Hope your weather matches your card soon!! :) Great stenciled background for your stamped and spritzed image. And great job creating your own chipboard embellie! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

  3. Kia, what a gorgeous card with spring-like colors! And I love the beautiful collage and the special "smile" die that is perfect! I love it, sweet friend! Hugs!

  4. Very pretty! I love the leaf and all the color in this card.


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