Friday, November 4, 2016

Sending You a Smile

I turned to the Smile stamp set and coordinating die from Honey Bee Stamps for another feminine design.  This one is based on the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches

Sending You a Smile card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Honey Bee Stamps
I die cut "smile" from blue and dark gray cardstock, then layered the die cut words, offsetting them slightly for a shadow-like look.  The layered word was adhered to a pale gray cardstock panel.  I stamped the "sending you a" text block just above the die cut word in aquamarine pigment ink. 

The finished panel was adhered to a darker gray panel, again offset just a bit and again giving a shadow-like effect. I layered the sentiment panel on to a gray card base covered with a pretty floral patterned paper and a bold strip of blue cardstock.  I thought about adding some enamel dots, but in the end, decided to let the words speak for themselves.

On another note, the soft gray I used here is quickly becoming one of my favorite neutrals.  It's perfect for when white is just too bright.

Materials Used:
Smile stamp set, Smile die (Honey Bee Stamps); Aquamarine ink (Avery Elle); Hawaiian Shores cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Grout Gray and Steel Grey cardstock (My Favorite Things); Record It- Here Is Happy 6x6 paper pad (My Mind's Eye)

1 comment:

  1. Such a pretty card. I love that floral background and how you layered the sentiment to create a bit of shadow. Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!


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