Tuesday, February 12, 2013

TCP Tuesday-The Sun'll Come Out Tomorrow

I’m back with another project for this month’s TCP Tuesday challenge. This month’s theme is “what’s old is new again.” You have until the end of the month to join us with your take on the challenge.

For my first project last week, I used my very first TCP stamp set. This time, I focused on using TCP’s fabulous CutUps dies in a somewhat unexpected way. I used the CutUps Easy Rosette die to make a cheery three dimensional sun as the focal point for this card, based on this week’s sketch from Retro Sketches.

The pieces for the sun were cut from patterned paper to add interest. Once I put it together, I added a contrasting solid cardstock circle to the center, then adhered it to a patterned paper strip set on a light blue card base. I die cut a strip of felt clouds using the CutUps Cloud Border die, then cut the strip apart and attached one of the clouds to the cardfront so it’s peeking out from underneath the sun.

The sentiment is from the Spring Rain set. I stamped it in orange ink on a yellow notch-ended strip that’s set underneath the sun.

Materials Used:
Spring Rain stamp set, CutUps Easy Rosette and Cloud Border dies (The Cat’s Pajamas); Vivid Butterscotch ink (Clearsnap); Baja Breeze and Daffodil Delight cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); Playground-Journaling Cards and A Walk in the Park-Sunshine designer papers (Echo Park); circle die (Spellbinders); white felt; foam tape


  1. Just fabulous! What a great way to use this die

  2. Ive been looking for sun ideas. So glad I saw your rendirion for the retro sketch. Love it all!!

  3. Love, Love the bright sun, Lori!

  4. Just flicking through your blog as I saw your card on Muse-loving your designs and this is fabulous-the rosette sun is just so cheery!

  5. What a beautiful way to showcase the rosette die - I love the little felt cloud that you have tucked behind it! Thanks for joining us at retrosketches!

  6. Very sweet and simple, Lori! Terrific way to use the rosette die! :D


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