Sunny cards

Hello crafty friends. I have another set of cards to share with you today that are all in my favourite soft yellows. As a teenager, my bedroom was white and yellow, and it was such a bright happy place to be (when it was tidy enough to see the colours!)

I’ve featured large dies from Paper Rose Studio in all of my cards today, using them as feature sentiments.

This first card starts with a layer of ink blending using Distress Inks in Wild Honey and Fossilized Amber. I blended the darker colour and used a heavier hand in the middle, fading out towards the edges. I then spattered this panel twice. First with water, which I soaked up with a paper towel to leave lighter spots, and then with a perfect pearls and water mix which I left to dry in all its sparkly glory.

To make the sentiment, I first laid down Washi tape in three strips on some white card. I then cut ‘Birthday’ from this, as well as cutting two more white layers to give some dimension. If you look closely you can see the horizontal lines of the Washi. Interesting fact – washi is the Japanese word for Japanese paper. But washi tape is called Masking Tape in Japanese, not washi tape. There is so much of it here in Japan – it’s hard to keep self control!

This next card uses die cuts of various leaves and berries from this Ella’s Garden die set. I first coloured some card using the same Distress Oxides plus Spiced Marmalade and Iced Spruce before cutting the leaves from it, laying the dies in different places to get good colour variation. The circles come from the Circle Frames die set. I used the smallest circle, and its centre, and blended yellow ink onto both.

I lay down the ring, then arranged the leaves before adding the upper circle and ‘beautiful’ sentiment. The sentiment is once again cut three times and layered up.

This final card uses a small offcut of watercoloured paper that I had in my “bits to use someday” box. It was just big enough to cover the back of the sunshine cutout. The yellow border is a piece of regular yellow cardstock.

I cut the panel using the stitched rectangles die, and popped it up with foam tape for some dimension. This card is simple but has great impact I think.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed these cards, and are keen to get crafty yourself. If you’d like to see more of my cards, there are plenty of them here!

Until next time, may you have sunshine in your life.

Blessings,

Donna

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