Ain’t No Sunshine When You’re Gone

By Taheerah | 31st July 2013 | 6 Comments

Hey everyone! Happy Wednesday!

I’ve got a bit of a unique ‘Missing You’ card today:

What do you think? Really pleased with how this turned out – though it’s so sad!

I started with a Stamper’s Select White card base and stamped the outline sun from the You Are My Sunshine set from Green Grass Stamps. The face is a happy face usually so I inked up the eyes only and stamped them upside down, then cleaned my stamp and repeated with the mouth. I used SU! Smoky Slate ink for the outlines then then stamped the solid image using Pressed Griege Linen ink. I stamped the clouds in the same way.

I built the sentiment using the Midnight Letters set, stamping them with Smoky Slate ink. I chose to use the solid stamps only for the ‘You’re’ word to really emphasise it. There are no apostrophes in the set so I created those by partially stamping the ‘I’ and then doing some creative stamping to make the pointed ends.

Finally I masked my base using washi tape and used an ink blending tool with a mix of Soft Stone ink and Pressed Greige Linen inks to shade in the greyness overcast by the sun. I then removed the tape and shaded some more to take the whiteness out of the base. As a monotone card I really like all the shades in there and think it really helps to convey the mood of the sentiment too.

Well I’d best be heading to bed, I’m so super-tired. I would love it if you left some love before you went on your way! Thanks so much for stopping by!


6 thoughts on “Ain’t No Sunshine When You’re Gone”

  1. Awww, that cloud is so pitiful! And I mean that in the best way possible in that you totally got the message of this card across. He's so sad he makes you smile, this would make everyone feel better!

  2. Awww..this card made me smile! Such a cute sun…and I really like the grays, specially the ray of light, looks pretty cool! Another unique and very creative card, Taheerah!

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