Monday, July 16, 2012

Ain't No Sunshine

Here's a clean and simple card to get the work week started--I can't believe it's Monday already!  It's for this week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge to use strips of color or pattern on your project.  I used this month's Sketch for You to Try and the current Market Street Stamps Paint the Town color challenge for inspiration for the design.

I used the raindrops and one of the sentiments from the Market Street Ain't No Sunshine stamp set for my focal image panel.  The drops are stamped in silver ink on a blue panel with the sentiment stamped underneath in purple ink.  I added a pair of layered white felt die cut clouds at the top of the panel, set so it looks like the rain's coming from them.

For my strips of pattern, I used Market Street's Pretty Perfect Grid background stamp and some cardstock to make my own patterned paper.  I arranged orange and eggplant strips stamped with the grid pattern on a silver panel behind the cloud panel.  Most of my patterned strips got covered by the image panel, but I promise, they're there!  For one more bit of pattern, I layered a strip of washi-style tape on a piece of silver cardstock to create the narrow panel that runs along the left side of the card.

Materials Used:
Ain't No Sunshine and Pretty Perfect Grid stamp sets (Market Street Stamps); Memento Grape Jelly and Encore Silver inks (Tsukineko); Little Boy Blue cardstock (Gina K Designs); Elegant Eggplant and Pumpkin Pie cardstock (Stampin' Up!); circle dies (Spellbinders); flat-bottom cloud dies (My Favorite Things); shimmery silver paper, orange striped decorative tape (Target)


  1. Adorable, love how you used this sketch!

  2. Beautiful layout, Lori! Love how you layered that washi tape!

  3. Love the colours and the patterned strips..... the felt clouds are just such fun too :0)
    So glad you joined us this week at CASual Fridays :0)
    Jenny x

  4. How sweet, Lori! LOVE the graphic design and bold papers! Thanks so much for playing along with this month's MSS Paint the Town Color Challenge!

  5. I love the mix of patterns on this card! It's so fun!!

  6. Love the different textures on your card. It all blends perfectly. Smooches... Felicia


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