Monday, February 2, 2015

Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

It was so super cold in my stamping space this weekend that all I could manage to put together were quick cards with mostly die cut pieces--my fingers were too cold for fussy cutting and coloring!  This design is based on the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.

Sunshine on a Cloudy Day card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Clear and Simple Stamps
I made the sketch's large round panel into a sun by layering a patterned paper circle over a yellow pinking circle die cut.  I added a die cut stitched cloud to one side of the sun, using foam tape to adhere it so it would have some dimension.  The sun was adhered to a blue card base over a trio of handcut fishtail flag strips.  I used a mix of solid and patterned papers for the strips to add interest.

The "you are my sunshine on a cloudy day" sentiment from the Clear and Simple Stamps Cloudy Day Sentiments set was stamped in navy blue ink near the bottom of the cardfront.  I decided to add a bit of sparkle to the design with a trio of yellow sequins arranged around the sun.

Materials Used:
Cloudy Day Sentiments stamp set, True Blue Fan ink, Clouds and Shapes:  Circles dies, Trendsetter Blue, My Favorite Blue Jeans, Say Yellow to All Your Fans, and Pearl White cardstock (Clear and Simple Stamps); My Girl 6x6 paper pad (American Crafts); pinking circle die (Spellbinders); yellow sequins; foam tape


  1. Such a perfect card for your cold crafting room!! Thank you for playing along at Freshly Made Sketches.

  2. I hope making a bright, sunshine-y card made you feel a bit warmer :) The muted blues really make the yellow pop on this fabulous card. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.


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