Stampin’ Up! Sending Smiles Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hi Stampers, today for our hop we had a sketch challenge.  I am still inking up new stamp sets that I have not played with yet.  Today it was time to get the Sending Smiles bundle inked up.  I liked this stamp set when I ordered it, but actually making cards with it, it now falls into the “I love it” category.  I made two different colors that I am showcasing on my blog but I think I will make a card in every color of the rainbow because, why not, the card would just be lovely in any color.  I hope you stop by each of our team members blogs to see what they created with the sketch today.

The Sketch:

I flipped my sketch from landscape to portrait. It is amazing how different a small twist can make to change things up a bit!

Stampin’ Up! Sending Smiles:

The Recipe:

Card base: Basic White 4-1/4 x 11, scored at 5-1/2

Mat: Merry Merlot 4 x 5-1/4

DSP: Awash in Beauty 3-7/8 x 5-1/2

Banner piece: 6 x 6 In Color Polished Pink die cut with the Stylish Shape banner die

Circle: Basic White Stylish Shape die

The Details:

  • Stamp the flowers and leaves from the Sending Smiles stamp set on Basic White cs as follows:
  • Stamp the flowers in Merry Merlot with daffodil Delight centers
  • Stamp the leaves in Mossy Meadow
  • Die cut the flowers and leaves with the Sending Dies

The Sentiment:

  • Die cut the “sending” word from Merry Merlot cards stock using the Sending Dies
  • Die cut the shadow “sending” from Basic White card stock 3 times using the Sending Dies. Glue all 3 die cut together. (This make is more dimensional and sturdier too)
  • Glue the Merry Merlot word to the stack of shadow dies with Liquid Glue
  • Stamp the sentiment with Merry Merlot Ink from the Sending Smiles stamp set onto Basic White card stock
  • Die cut this sentiment out with the die from Sending Dies

Putting The Card Together:

  • Adhere the DSP to the Merry Merlot mat with Stampin Seal
  • Attach this panel to the front of the card with Dimensionals
  • Adhere the circle die cut to the left-hand side of the card front with Dimensionals
  • Tuck the In Color die cut banner underneath the circle and attach with Liquid Glue
  • Glue on the leaves to the Basic White circle with Liquid Glue
  • Add the flowers to the top of the stems with Dimensionals
  • Attach the “sending” to the circle with Liquid Glue
  • Adhere the die cut sentiment underneath the “sending” with Dimensionals

Finishing Details:

  • Add several Rhinestones to the circle and front of the card and you are done

Another Color Way:

Here is another color way that I created. It is the exact same card just using Pale Papya and Calypso Coral instead. Which one do you like best?

Alright, on with the hop!  Click the button below to hop over to see what the rest of the team created for you today:

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And just in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the team members involved in the hop today:

Amy Koenders:

Mary Deatherage:

Kristi Gray:

Sue Prather:

Karen Finkle:

Akiko Sudano:

Karen Ksenzakovic:

Tara Carpenter:

Terry Lynn Bright:

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These are the products I used to make my card:

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  1. Julie Johnston says:

    As usual, Kristi, both are lovely, but since I like pink better than yellow, I guess I would have to say I prefer that one. However, I agree that this card would be beautiful in any color scheme

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