Friday, December 6, 2013

Laugh and Smile

Here’s my card for this week’s Muse challenge. I was inspired by the large yellow ampersand on Laurie’s card and the striped patterned paper, too.

Laugh and Smile-designed by Lori Tecler-Inking Aloud-stamps from Simon Says StampI didn’t have as large an ampersand die as Laurie’s, so I made do with a smaller one from Papertrey Ink’s Grand Ampersand die set. I die cut the ampersand from yellow cardstock and set it on a bright pink card base covered with a kraft panel on top and a multicolored striped patterned paper strip on the bottom. It’s placed to overlap both panels, tying them together. I stamped a combination of phrases from the Simon Says Stamp Card-making Friends set around the ampersand in black ink. Once I was done stamping, I added a trio of yellow enamel dots around the words.

Materials Used:
Card-making Friends stamp set (Simon Says Stamp); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko); Harvest Gold cardstock, Grand Ampersand dies (Papertrey Ink); Melon Mambo cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); Desert Storm cardstock (Neenah); Here and Now 6x6 paper pad (Echo Park); yellow enamel dots (My Mind’s Eye); foam tape


  1. Love your take on Laurie's card! What a great sentiment, and love that perfectly sized ampersand. The stripes and kraft work so well with your pink base too. Great card, Lori! Bev

  2. Love how you left a gap between the kraft and the stripes, it makes a statement.

  3. I love that you can clearly see Laurie's influence in this card, but it's still clearly yours! Thanks for joining us at Muse this week!

  4. Great take on Laurie's card! I love the vibrant colours :-)


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