A great way to let someone know we are thinking of them is by sending a card. And today’s card is Sending Love & Hugs! What a great combination.
Stamps and Dies
This card is one that I consider a Smile card. It brings a smile to my face with the fun colors and sentiment. Hopefully it does to you and the recipient as well. Plus it has SMILE in the name. The Sending Smiles Bundle is a die bundle. It includes the flowers and sentiments I used with additional pieces as well. Another nice thing about this card is that it was made using only the one stamp set. All of the sentiments which pair with the “Sending” are just as cute as this one is.
For the Dies used, most are from the Bundle. This includes the flowers, stems, sentiment shape, and the double layer of “Sending”. Additionally I used one of the Scallop Contours Dies for the shape of the background. Those scallops fit the personality of the other pieces.
Paper and Color
Strangely enough for me, the stamp set came before the DSP this time. But in deciding what colors to use for the flowers, I looked at different DSP to get them. And I found this sweet piece from the Butterfly Kisses Designer Series Paper. The bold hearts are a perfect match.
The flowers are Fresh Freesia stamped onto Fresh Freesia cardstock. The leaves and stems are Parakeet Party, as is the sentiment layer. Since these colors are softer, I wanted a bolder color for the large layer. And the Starry Sky fit perfectly. Again, I chose that from looking at which color stood out the most on the DSP piece.
The two layers for the “sending” sentiment are what really makes this card I believe. And I will admit to having had to die cut two of the top layer. The first time I failed to add some of the Adhesive Sheets to the cardstock prior to cutting. Those letters are really too fine, and it’s a long word, for me to attempt to add liquid glue. So an adhesive sheet is a time and sanity saver for me!!
The final touch for the card was adding a little bit of bling. This time I used a couple of the Glossy Dots. They come in a variety of colors on one sheet and a variety of sizes. There are two of the small ones one each end of the sentiment and a large one on the largest flower.
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