Saturday, February 28, 2015

You Are My Sunshine

Good evening!! It has been a long week full of clouds, snow and ice. I felt this card was fitting, it's literally the only sun I've seen in the past few days.
I pieced the background together using paper from a paper pad that I bought at Hobby Lobby at least 4 years ago, maybe longer, and I have no idea what it is called. It is one of those thick pads with the rainbow of colors in different patterns in it, most likely Paper Studios brand. It's paper, not card stock. I started out by cutting rectangles out of the patterned paper using the following measurements:

  • 4 Orange - 4 1/2" x 1"
  • 2 Yellow Polka Dot - 4 1/2" x 1"
  • 2 Yellow Diamond - 4 1/2" x 1 1/2"
I then cut them on the diagonal to get these rays. I inked up the edges with my Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks in Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed using this blending tool. Next, I adhered the "rays" to a regular piece of white paper measuring 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (the size of the card). I knew where I wanted the sun so I used that as my guide. I placed the pieces all around, side by side. Then, I adhered the whole piece to the card front. I had quite a bit of paper hanging off of the edges which I later trimmed off. 

For the cloud I used the Stitched Speech Bubble Edges Die-Namics from My Favorite Things, but now it's only available from Simon Says Stamp. It took some careful placement to get a cloud and not a speech bubble but I actually got it on my first try. I used MFT's Sweet Tooth Card Stock for the cloud and the card itself.

I used Bring the Sunshine stamp and die set from Simon Says Stamp for this cute little sun. I stamped it with Hero Arts Orange Soda ink and then Heat embossed it with some Recollections Iridescent embossing powder. I wish we had some sunshine so I could take better photos of this card and capture the shimmer that this embossing powder has. 

I have to say I am not a fan of the ice and snow but can't really complain when I see other places buried in snow. Plus, I took advantage of the snow day to catch up on some things I needed to get done around the house and some crafting. 

Thank you for stopping by!

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