Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Sending Smiles

Today's card was created for the current Less Is More card challenge. This week the challenge is REPETITION.  I love this  because the possibilities are endless! I have a fun stamp set that I won as blog candy a few years ago from Technique Tuesday and I hadn't inked it up in a while. I thought long and hard about what image I could repeat over an over and it occurred to me that the fun little smiley faces from their stamp set Sending Smiles would be a perfect image to repeat. I started by taking a plain piece of Copic friendly cardstock and drawing some diagonal lines very lightly with a pencil. I stamped the smiley face along those lines and then I had the brilliant idea to mask each of those images off using some masking paper and stamping the linen background from MFT in the background. When I say that was a brilliant idea what I mean is not so much. I had to stamp, fussy cut, and adhere about 20 of those little faces. To say that it was time consuming is an understatement so I will most likely not be mass producing this card anytime soon. But it turned out okay. I then stamped one of the sentiments from the same stamp set onto more white cardstock and cut a fishtail banner and adhered it straight onto the panel and then the whole thing was adhered straight to my white card base. I will be donating this card to the Live Love Cards campaign. If you are not familiar with this awesome charity for card makers you should definitely check it out! Anyway, I hope you like my card!


11 comments:

Esther said...

What a fantastic card, Celeste! Those smiley faces are a perfect repeat and really cheering. The linen stamped background sets them off so well. We do like to see a bit of white space at LIM to keep the cards CAS, but this really is gorgeous and it's so generous of you to donate it to to Live Love Cards. I just checked the website and it sounds like a truly amazing and heartwarming project. Thank you so much for sharing! x

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so fun!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Celeste, this is AWESOME! I LOVE how the linen background turned out behind the smilies... fabulous idea!

Susan said...

Such a happy card...you can't help but smile along with the little ones on this card. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Neets B said...

Such a cheery card. As Esther mentioned we do prefer to see some white space remaining on our entries but this card is guaranteed to make any recipient smile.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Lisa said...

Awww, what a happy card this is!! It will certainly bring a smile to the recipient's face!!

Sybrina K said...

Celeste, Oh my.... what an adorable card -- seriously cute! While that masking was surely tedious, it was SOOOOO worth it. Might just have to CASE this idea. :)

Monica said...

Hi Celeste,

I love smiley faces so here I am to smile and tell you that your card is beautiful even if it was so time consuming and all that.

Nice to meet you and I am going to follow you now,
Monica

Chrissie said...

This is guaranteed to bring a smile... and what a worthy purpose!
Perfect repetition and super stamping, but as the girls mentioned we do love to see a little white space too!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Becca Cruger said...

Awwww - this guy is just tooooo cute with all of those smileys!

Karen D. said...

super cute and happy card...smiling!