Smile

May 13, 2020 6 Comments

Smile

I was in a weird place mentally this afternoon...just the thought of having been home for 70 days with no in-person interaction with the outside world was getting to me...so I started sending out a bunch of handmade cards with uplifting messages in them. It helped. I hadn’t done any crafting since morning...you know how some days go...so I picked up a stencil, got my distress inks and started doing tone on tone on blue cardstock.

Smile card

As I moved my inks around other colors spoke to me...my initial plan was to make the image all blue and leave it at that...how depressing would that be!?! I’m so glad I reached for my reds, pinks and yellows!! I also added some fine contouring in her face with a subtle lavender and some final touches with glaze and glitter pens. The sentiment strip just rounded it off beautifully, I thought.

 Smile angle Smile card2

 

Lastly, I sprayed some water and I just love how it added some movement to the inks and broke up what cold have otherwise been a monotonous tonal image.

Another single layer card thay came together in less than 30 minutes. 

Now, who wants this mailed to them? Drop me a comment and if there’s more than one person who wants it, I’ll do a random drawing on Friday, May 15 during my YouTube Live at 2 pm Pacific Time.

NOTE: I can only mail the card to you if you reside in the United States of America. 

Supplies

Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below, with the exception of the stencil which seems to have been discontinued.

(These are compensated affiliate links at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. As always, I was not paid to do this post and I only use products from companies I love.)

Cardstock

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Blending brushes

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Sentiments





6 Responses

Mansi
Mansi

May 15, 2020

Next time, Claudia :)

Mansi
Mansi

May 15, 2020

Thank you so much for your kind words, Dot! I truly appreciate it!

Mansi
Mansi

May 15, 2020

Hi Deepa, congratulations!! You’re the winner! Please email me your mailing address and the card will be on its way to you soon!

Deepa Sethu
Deepa Sethu

May 15, 2020

Wow very cool and I enjoyed reading about the process of creation and the emotions associated with them. Would love to have this card!

Dot Ramsey-Patterson
Dot Ramsey-Patterson

May 14, 2020

Mansi, I love when working on a card that seems to not be working, something happens and the creativity takes over and it becomes a real gem. I love the card and we be proud to call it mine.❤️

Claudia Alexander
Claudia Alexander

May 14, 2020

I would love to have this card!

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