Friday, July 15, 2011

Creating my own sunshine!

Since summer is sadly misplaced this year, I took inspiration from 5 challenges, and created my own sunshine! It sure cheered me up :) I must admit though, once I finished, I realized that I had done it upside down, so the fold is at the BOTTOM of the card... yikes! While I could cut the front square off and remount it on a slightly larger card for an extra layer of framing, I think I'll just mount and frame this one instead... it'll actually go quite nicely on our bathroom wall!

Taking color inspiration (as well as the sunny essence) from the Just Add Ink, Pals Paper Arts and LateNightStamper photo challenges, the literal Sun challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments, and the sketch challenge at Card Positioning Systems, and of course some of my brand new Stampin' Up! goodies from the 2012 catty... I threw this together...

Here are the challenges:

Here's what I used: (All SU! unless otherwise stated)
- Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz and Whisper White cardstock
- Daffodil Delight dots from DSP stack and So Saffron dots from Tall Tales DSP
- Sizzlits Little Leaves die
- Precious Butterflies Hostess Stamp Set and Itty Bitty Backgrounds for the dots on the butterfly
- Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder
- So Saffron grosgrain ribbon
- Buttons from Ice Cream Parlor and Designer Subtles collections
- Pool Party, Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo inks
- (non SU - generic rhinestones)


  1. You have definitely created your own sunshine, thanks for playing this week at Just Add Ink.

  2. That is soooo cute! What a wonderful sun and wonderful use of the CPS sketch too.

  3. Beautiful card - Love the way you folded the rays.

  4. WOW! I can't believe the gorgeous ribbon folding you did to create the body of the sun. And the butterflies hovering around is adorable. Gorgeous card and so creative. Thank you joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week.

  5. What a neat ribbon effect! Great way to showcase the sun! Thank you for sharing your art with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  6. Very cute summertime card! Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts.

  7. Hi Anjii! Love the beautiful ribbon technique and the soft mix of colors. The butterflies are such a beautiful touch, too. Very pretty! Thanks so much for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week! :)

  8. Gorgeous! I love the ribbon detail. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  9. What a gorgeous card, very creative. I just love your ribbon sun! Thanks for playing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

  10. Wow, this is so bright and cheerful. Love it. Thanks for playing along at JAI this week.