Thursday, August 18, 2016

Ray of Sunshine

One of the girls in my cardmaking group was using this die and did many cards with it and they were so pretty I thought they would be perfect for a friend who was having surgery and another that was celebrating a birthday.

I cut two pieces of paper and used the opposite for each card.
First off I wanted to send some golden rays of sunshine for my friend who is recovering from surgery.  I chose this picture of the card because it shows how much thicker the gold metallic paper is than the designer paper, I like how that pops.

The die I used in the center reminds me of the sun, so I thought that would be perfect for the center and I heat embossed the sentiment in gold also.

Taylored Expressions -- Ray of Sunshine
Craft Smith -- Chelsea lane paper
DCWV -- Metallic stack paper
spellbinders -- Lg. classic inverted scalloped circles
Mama Elephant -- Blessed sentiment stamp set
Flower punch
Stickles -- champagne (flower centers)

Taylored Expressions -- Ray of Sunshine
Craft Smith -- Chelsea lane paper
DCWV -- Metallic stack paper
Inkadinkado -- Garden Greetings stamp set
Spellbinders -- Classic oval and classic scalloped oval dies
Liquid Pearls -- Lemon Yellow

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop in today and letting me know you did,



Lowcarb team member said...

Both very nice cards ...
The recipients will love them I'm sure.

All the best Jan

Darlene said...

OH WOW ... pretty! pretty!

Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

I love sunburst cards and these are beautifully done Connie. Love the papers you used.

Janice said...

Fabulous sunburst cards Connie, I love the die!

Connie said...

What a clever girl you are, using all of the paper to make two cards. They are lovely and the friends who receive them are both blessed to have a friend like you :)

Donna Ellis said...

What a beautiful floral sunburst, Connie! I love how you created a second card from the negative portions! So pretty with the flowers inside that center! Thanks for sharing today! hugs, de

Diane said...

Fabulous golden rays of sunshine and wow both designs are so pretty.

Hugs diane

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

What a lovely die! I like how you can really use both the negative and the positive! Both cards are pretty with that textured gold cardstock.

Unknown said...

Oh they are striking! Beautiful die on your beautiful cards! WOW!

Marie-Louise said...

Just beautiful Connie.

April said...

Both of these are wonderful! What a neat idea for the rays. Great job!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Very pretty!! Thanks so much for stopping by and for all your kind words!!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh. My. WORD! Two totally fabulous cards with those sunrays! Wow! I especially love the gold with the sunshiny die in the center and the beautiful embossed sentiment. I see some of the same designer paper peeking out that you used on your second card, too. That's so cool that you reversed the DP and gold on the second card. Love that! These cards will be well received, Connie!

Katie Sims said...

What an awesome idea, Connie, to use both the positive and negative cuts to make two stunning cards! I love how BOTH of these lovelies turned out and I know the recipients will too! :)

Oliva Ohlson said...

WOW! I love both cards!!! Very impressive!

Kim said...

I am always amazed at your creativity with the crafting of your gorgeous cards. Both these cards are like a ray of sunshine. One could not but feel a little better upon opening the envelopes of these gorgeous cards!