Sunday, July 19, 2015

Big Smile

This card was initially inspired by Pals Paper Arts #260 Sketch Challenge but when I saw the Inkspirational #87 Kraft Challenge I decided to combine them along with Can You Case It #79, Anything Goes.

I've had some dot circles dies for a while that I was unsure how to use and I thought this card would be the perfect opportunity. Starting with a card base of Kraft paper, various circles were cut from three DSP designs and one solid colored cardstock. The designs were layered and adhered, mixing colors and designs.

The red focal design is a negative leftover piece. It is backed with cardstock for rigidity. A circle and dots were adhered along with the little banners on the left. The sentiment was die cut twice and adhered using a shadow effect. This was backed with craft foam to add dimension and adhered to the card base.

The inside was lined with a piece of white cardstock and trimmed with a circle border.

Join in the challenges at PPA #260, Inkspirational #87 and CYCI #79 for some card making fun!

Techniques: Die cutting
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
Materials are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Kraft paper
DSP: various from stash
Dies: Lil' Inker Designs "Smile," Verve Award Banners and Scalloped Trim Border (inside), Simon Says Stamp Dot Circles
Misc.: Craft foam


  1. Another very bright card and great use of circles.

  2. Cute card Melanie! Fantastic die cuts and colors. :)

  3. What a bright and happy card! Thanks for joining the Pals this week!

  4. Wow, so colorful and happy! Really great card with all the fun circles. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

  5. Love the bright and fun colors on the kraft base ~ Fabulous card!

    Jeannie T.
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  6. Great colors, a very fun card. Thanks for having fun with the PALS this week!

  7. Such a great and fun card!! Love the many ways you use the circles!! Thanks for playing with us @ Can You Case It!

  8. Fabulous card with all those die-cuts!

    Thank you for joining us at INK for our Kraft challenge. Hope you will join us again next time :)
    Pia xx

  9. This does make me smile! again, the colors are so vibrant that you've used together... love it!