Tuesday, June 17, 2014

hello sunshine

hey there!

i thought i'd throw my hat in the ring for a chance to be a guest designer at the brand NEW challenge: the cutting edge

it's all about dies, die cutting and inspiration! hello?! what could be more fun than that!! lol!

here is the inspiration board:

look at all those gorgeous cards! swoon!
it was hard to choose just ONE card to be inspired by!! lol!

here's my card:

oh yeah, i think it's pretty clear that i was super inspired by the amazingly talented jackie rockwell and her beautiful rays card!

i used my die-namics sun ray MFT die for my sun rays! LOVE that die! i die cut the rays out of vellum, and then offset the image so that i only used 2/3 of it on my card! fun! tht warm, welcoming, and yellow-y orange background was created with mustard seed and squeezed lemonade distress paints. LOOOOOVE distress paints! 

i stitched the vellum on (LOOOOOOVE the look of stitching on vellum!) and added a few pearls to emphasize the rays!

i thought the sentiment from lawn fawn's hello sunshine stamp set worked perfectly! 
then i colored a few of the super puffy and FUN clouds from the starry backdrops stamps set, and popped one up for dimension!

so that's it! 
i am so excited for this new challenge, and i can't wait to play along with all of their challenges!


  1. Oh my, your comment has me blushing.

    Wow, I just love the stitched vellum Samantha, and those tiny clouds go so well with the sweet sentiment! So happy you submitted this card into The Cutting Edge Guest Designer Contest!!!

  2. Wonderful combination of elements! Thanks for joining us at The Cutting Edge.

  3. AWESOME card!! I LOVE the Design and the color!! WoW!! TOTALLY. HAPPY!! good Luck!! ;)

  4. This is awesome!!! Love your idea about stiching the vellum.Thank you so much for playing along at The Cutting Edge Challenge :)

  5. Vellum rays??? Be still my heart! I'm kinda in a vellum phase lately so this is fabulous in my book! Thank you so much for joining us at The Cutting Edge Challenge!


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