Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Sparkle and Shine - Ray of Sunshine - SSS Monday Challenge

Simon Says Stamp Monday February 1, 2016 Challenge 

Ray Of Sunshine

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My Card. . . 

I wanted to do a sparkly sun for this card, but I had none of the great sun die cuts or even stamps so I turned to my Cricut Explore for this card. I cut all three layers of my sun and my cloud with it. The sun I cut out of a yellow polka dot paper and the cloud were cut out of three different shades of blue paper. 

I used a scor-pal sheet to create sticky paper and used it for one of my clouds and the base layer of my card so I could have glittered shapes. You put the scor-pal sheet on regular paper, then cut. You remove the backing paper and apply glitter and rub the glitter into the adhesive and you get a glittered image without messy glue and the glitter stays put, I love it! (I learned this from Jennifer McGuire) I used Recollections extra fine glitter in Sunflower and a blue glitter that I picked up from the Dollar Tree. 

I applied Cats Eye Ink in Canary to the second layer of sun and clear embossed for the shiny look. For the sun center I applied some Distress Ink in Mustard Seed and flicked with water to give it a little texture.

My panel is a 5 x 3.75 watercolor piece, I sponged on some Hampton Arts blue ink for a background and applied my layered sun about 3/4 of an inch from the bottom of the panel. I then placed my clouds at the bottom over lapping and covering the bottom of my sun. I placed the glittered cloud in the front and used some foam adhesive squares for some dimension. I added to strips of blue to my card base and then attached my panel with some foam tape. 

I stamped my sentiment from Virginia Turtle beYOU stamp set on a piece of vellum cut a flag end  and attached to the corner. I finished up with glitter enamel dots from Virginia Turtle.

This card ended up being nothing like my original idea, I couldn't find the supplies I needed for my original idea and ended up changing the orientation half way though, still  LOVE it!

See You Next Time!



  1. Saw your wonderful sunny card at Simon Says Stamp Mon Ray of Sunshine Ch. Was interested to know what Cricut image did you use for the Sun? I'm thinking Country Life or something like that. I would be interested to know & size so I can give this a try on my Cricut Explore. Have a BEE-utiful day!2
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

    1. Hi! Thank you! I used an image called sunshine circle, it has two layers a solid circle in the back with the sun in the foreground. My original plan for the card was to be vertical so the bottom layer of the sun was sized to 4.25 then sliced it in half. I flipped the other half of the sliced image and shrunk it down to fit in between the rays and then used just a circle for the sun itself. Here is the link for my file: You should be able to open it, I used items from the subscription but one of the clouds is one that I purchased so if you don't have it I would just delete it before you cut. I would love to see yours when you are done! Fawn