Thursday, April 17, 2014

You Are My Sunshine

Here's my card for this week's Muse challenge. I was inspired by Therese's layout and her card's gradient stenciled background.

You Are My Sunshine-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Lil' Inker Designs
Instead of using different shades of the same color for my background, I went with warm shades of pink, orange, and yellow.  I used a dotted stencil and ink applicator on a piece of white cardstock, overlapping the colors just a bit for a smooth transition.

I stamped the "you are my sunshine" sentiment from the Lil' Inker Designs Sun Sentiments stamp set directly on my stenciled panel in black ink.  I added a die cut sun next to the sentiment.  The center of the sun is filled in with a tiny yellow circle with a dot embossed pattern, matching the background's dotted pattern.  I went back and forth about whether or not to add the felt cloud over the sun, but in the end, decided I liked the texture  from the felt.  After edging the panel with narrow strips of dark pink cardstock, I adhered it to a white card base.  A trio of gold sequins around the sentiment completes the design.

Materials Used:
Sun Sentiments stamp set, stitched sun and cloud dies (Lil' Inker Designs); Scattered Straw, Worn Lipstick, and Dried Marigold distress inks (Ranger); white cardstock, white felt, gold sequins (Michaels); Pink Passion cardstock (Stampin' Up!); dotted stencil (Heidi Swapp); Spotted embossing folder (Lifestyle Crafts)


  1. Love your sunny take on this week's Muse, Lori! So glad you joined us!

  2. Love ur bright sun with the cloud partially covering it :)

  3. Love the gradient dots in bright sunny colors!

  4. Such a cheerful and beautiful card Lori, loving the polkas in the background!

  5. Love your fun colourful card xx

  6. So fun Lori. Love this bright and cheerful card :) Loll xx

  7. Really beautiful take on this week's Muse, Lori! I love the yellow polka dot background with the sun and fun!


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