Thursday, April 3, 2014


When Skies are Gray

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine... that's the rhyme I think of each time I see this stamp set. So I absolutely HAD to use it before the set retired! 

  • Soft Sky card stock 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored at 4-1/4"
  • Whisper White card stock 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Eastern Elegance DSP 3/4" x 5-1/4"
  • Smoky Slate Card Stock 2-3/4" x 3"
  • Whisper White card stock 2-3/4" x 3"
  • 7" Smoky Slate Chevron Ribbon
  • 8" White Baker's Twine
  • Stamps: See Ya Later
  • Ink: Soft Sky
  • Markers: Crushed Curry, Basic Gray
  • Accessories: Label Card Thinlit, Labels Framelits, Subtles Buttons, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Smoky Slate Chevron Ribbon, White Baker's Twine

For this sweet card start off by folding the Soft Sky card stock on the score line. Take the large piece of Whisper White card stock and stamp the small dots image from Gorgeous Grunge all over in Soft Sky ink. I wanted it to mimic rain drops while adding some interest in the background. 

Next glue the Eastern Elegance DSP strip onto the left side of the Whisper White card stock with some glue stick. Then use wrap the ribbon around the card stock and use a few Glue Dots to hold the ribbon ends onto the back. Stick this layer onto the card front with some more glue stick. 

For the greeting color in the image with Crushed Curry and Basic Gray markers. Then grab your smaller piece of Whisper White card stock, breathe on the stamp to re-moisten the ink, and stamp the image onto the card stock. Take the label framelit from the Label Card Thinlit set to cut out the greeting. Then take the 2nd from smallest Labels framelit to cut out the Smoky Slate card stock. Use some glue stick to glue the labels together, then stick the label onto the card front with a couple Stampin' Dimensionals.

Now to add a little cute factor take the Whisper White baker's twine and thread it through a Soft Sky button and tie it into a bow. Stick the button onto the card front with a Stampin' Dimensional.

A really simple pattern on the inside of this one... just take the diagonal lines image from Gorgeous Grunge and stamp it three times in Soft Sky ink.

Now you can brighten up someone's day with this adorable card!