Friday, March 23, 2018

Sunshine-y Card

Two of my favorite challenges are celebrating their birthdays and since they both close soon I had an idea on how to combine them to make this card:




Stamps: Essentials by Ellen (sentiment)
Dies: My Favorite Things (sun), Sweet 'n' Sassy (cloud)


Don't you just love that sentiment? And it's so true! Don't wait for other people or things to brighten you day! To make the sun I used acetate which is the theme at CAS Mix Up this month. I used yellow and orange alcohol inks directly on the acetate (so happy to have found a whole packet of it in a dark corner of one my cabinets) and glued white tissue paper on the other side to bring out the color. On second thought maybe that wasn't necessary since the white card would have done the same... A little grey cloud, the sentiment (colored with Prismacolors), some sequins, and two strips of washi tape and I was happy with my card!



Challenges:

CAS Mix Up March Challenge (Happy 2nd Birthday)






Time Out Challenge #105 (Happy 4th Birthday)







Hope I could bring some sunshine to your day!

Be well and keep in touch!


22 comments:

Greta said...

Now aren't you clever, Susanne! I never thought of die cutting acetate & coloring with AI--just brilliant! What a great sentiment & card!

Katrin79 said...

Liebe Susanne,
deine Sonne strahlt so intensiv. Kannst du nicht etwas Wärme und ein paar Strahlen nach Deutschland schicken? Ich hätte sie echt nötig.
Liebe Grüße Katrin

Loll said...

You definitely brightened my day with this sweet card Susanne!! Love the happy colours of the sun. And such a great sentiment ... words to live by! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

Julia Aston said...

Love your acetate sun and that wonderful affirming sentiment Susanne! Thanks for joining us in the CAS Mix Up! Julia xx

Trina P. said...

Oh such a bright and cheery card, Susanne. I agree it is a fabulous sentiment and so true. I think the tissue behind your acetate sun was a great idea as it added texture. Great card. x

Mac Mable said...

You sure do have to make your own sunshine. What a fabulous card, so CAS and yet you have added lots of mixed media elements. Thank you so much for joining us over at The CAS Mix Up Challenge this month with this sunny and gorgeous card x

Käthe said...

Da geht definitiv die Sonne auf!! Mit Alkohol Inks habe ich keine Erfahrung, sehe aber immer öfter tolle Ergebnisse… auch deine Sonne wirkt wunderbar warm.
Echt toll gemacht!
Ganz lieben Gruß
Katrin

Karren said...

This is gorgeous, Susanne and the sentiment is fabulous!

Bonnie said...

This is such a happy, fun and bright, Susanne card! A wonderful sentiment that we all need to be reminded of! Thanks so much for sharing your sunshine with us at CAS Mix Up!

Susan said...

I agree that that is a great sentiment - important for everyone to remember. And a great card - love the acetate / alcohol ink sun with the little grey cloud! Thanks so much for joining in at CAS Mix Up.

clavell said...

I love every piece of this 'layout'! It is clever...and so very cheerful!♥

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous shiny sun with your alcohol ink on acetate, Susanne. Loved your sentiment..so true. Your touch of washi tape with your Bold Sunshine was perfect too. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs...

Christine Enckhusen said...

Sunshine wär jetzt echt mal angebracht! Ende März und immer noch irgendwie Winter *brrrrrr* Also weiter drauf hoffen und dem Motto Deiner Karte folgen :)
Liebe Grüße
Christine

Anita in France said...

I can almost feel the warmth of that gorgeous sunshine from here, Susanne! What a fun card ... bright, happy ... and yes, that sentiment is so true ... love how you've ombré'd it! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

Izzy Scrap said...

Moi aussi je rêve de soleil et d’un peu plus de chaleur et grâce à ta carte j’ai un peu des deux ! J’adore ce magnifique rendu bien éclatant de l’encre sur l’acétate. Un très beau sentiment et si vrai. Magnifique design et très CAS. Merci de partager cette magnifique carte qui nous met du baume au cœur ! Bises

Andie Miller said...

Bright and cheery! What a lovely card. So glad to have found you through the Time Out Challenge.

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Papercraft Boutique said...

What a happy, uplifting card, Susanne! I love your bright acetate sun and the wise sentiment! The way you used the yellow washi tape is so clever! Hideko xx

maria f. said...

Love it. The design. The acetate. The uber cool sentiment. Nicely done.

MaryH said...

It's just the kind of card to enjoy on a gloomy dreary day as we've had around my area. I love your idea to use the acetate for this warm sunshine, and I especially love this sentiment! TFS & Hugs

Karen D. said...

Bright, sunny and fun....sweet card mf
x Karen

Cathy said...

Love this sentiment Susanne! Your card is beautifully CAS too, the tissue paper under the acetate gives a lovely textured look to the acetate. Have a great weekend, Cathy x

Jill Vickers said...

I love the inked acetate sun - it has so much texture! Very fun card - I'm glad you enjoyed celebrating our Birthday with us at Time Out! Jill

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