Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Shine On

I'm a big fan of Lil' Inker Designs, so I wanted to join in on their current sunny days challenge hop.  I put together this sun-themed design using several Lil' Inker products and the current Deconstructed Sketch.  I took my inspiration for the design from the rainbow and clouds featured in the top part of the challenge graphic.

I die cut a stitched rectangle panel from light blue cardstock and used the die cut panel to build a simple scene.  The scene features a three color rainbow die cut with Lil' Inker's rainbow die.  I trimmed the ends of the bands of color so they are flush with the edges of the light blue panel.  A fluffy white felt cloud is adhered to the bottom of the panel and topped with an orange sun.  I attached a baker's twine threaded yellow button to the center of the sun to add some dimension.  The "shine on" sentiment from the Sun Sentiments set is stamped on a yellow sentiment flag and attached to the bottom of the panel so it extends out from beyond the edge of the felt cloud.

The tiny scene is adhered to a light blue dotted patterned paper panel.  I accented it with a pair of clear crystals, then set the panel on a turquoise card base.

Materials Used:
Sun Sentiments stamp set, Rainbows and Clouds, Stitched Mats-Rectangle, and Large Sunshine dies (Lil' Inker Designs); Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Bashful Blue, and Pumpkin Pie cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Sn@p Color Vibe 1 6x6 paper pad (Simple Stories); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko); white felt, yellow button (Michaels); clear crystals (Zva Creative); yellow baker's twine (The Twinery)


  1. Lori! This is so beautiful! I am so happy that you played along! Thank you so much!
    Lil' Inker Designs

  2. Oh Lori this card just makes me happy! Polka dots, sunshine and rainbows - perfect! Thanks for joining in the fun with Lil' Inker Designs :)

  3. Oh my goodness - that is just too cute!!

  4. Perfect, bright and beautiful! Your colours are brilliant here Lori, and the layering superb! Thanks for playing along with our Challenge over at Lil' Inker Designs! :-)

  5. Lori, I love the design as well as the orange sun diecut and the polka dots. SUPER cute!

  6. Hi Lori!
    I love your layout and the way you've placed the sun over the cloud!!! I'm going to have to CASE this!


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