Monday, July 2, 2012

Double Challenge Reason To Smile

Sending a sympathy card is never a reason to smile but you always hope the card will brighten the day for the bereaved person receiving it.  My card today is based on two challenges:  Stampin' Queens Sketch Challenge #45 and Just Add Ink Color Challenge #124.

The card base is Whisper White card stockEarly Espresso Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon was added to a piece of Marina Mist Polka Dot Parade designer paper which was then attached to the card.  I made a bow from the same ribbon and added it with a glue dot.  The
image layers are from the Reason to Smile stamp set.  I first inked up the solid flower from the stamp set with Marina Mist and Wild Wasabi markers and stamped it on Whisper White card stock.  I then used the Early Espresso ink pad to ink the outline flower from the same stamp set and using the Stamp-a-ma-jig, I stamped over the first flower.  The sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set was stamped on one of the images with Early Espresso ink.  The corners were all rounded with the 3/16" Corner Punch.  All three were matted with Wild Wasabi card stock.  Retired Marina Mist glimmer brads were added to the other two images.  All three were attached using dimensionals.  This is a lovely mix of colors if you want a soft look to a card.  Thanks for coming by and I'll see you soon.

Stampin' Up! Products Used 
Stamp Sets:  Reason to Smile (w-#131274/c-#131275); Teeny Tiny Wishes (w-#115370/c-#127802)
Ink:  Early Espresso Ink Pad (#119670); Marina Mist Stampin' Write Marker (#119679); Wild Wasabi Stampin' Write Marker (#120975)
Card Stock/Designer Paper:  Whisper White Card Stock (#100730); Wild Wasabi Card Stock (#108641); Polka Dot Parade DSP (#126902)
Tools:  3/16" Corner Punch (#119867); Stamp-a-ma-jig (#101049)
The Finishing Touches:  Early Espresso 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (#126871); Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430); Subtles Glimmer Brads (retired)


Terry Blais said...

Such a pretty card! You did a great job with the two challenges. I forgot to include this set on my last order and am kicking myself after seeing your beautiful card.

Sharon Field said...

Very pretty Patti!

Christine Blain said...

Lovely use of the challenge colours, Patti. Thanks so much for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

Anonymous said...

Patti this is lovely and a great card for that stamp set. Thanks so much for playing along with us at JAI this week.