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Swirled Sun

December 5th, 2008 · 7 Comments

Swirled Sun

I learned this really cool technique for making a beautiful sun at the Virginia Beach Stampin’ Up! regional seminar. You punch a circle out of a Post-it® note and place the reverse mask on your card. Then you ink up a sponge dauber with the lightest yellow first (I used Summer Sun) and you swirl the ink inside the cut-out circle, moving clockwise (or counterclockwise) from the outer edge to the center, leaving a little bit of white showing. Then you swirl a slightly darker yellow (e.g. More Mustard) along the outer edge, and heavier on the bottom. You then place the Post-it® circle on top of your sun, and sponge blue ink around it for the sky.

The rest of the card was inspired by one of the cards Melissa Ellis (the demonstrator who taught this technique) showed us. I stamped the grass with Always Artichoke ink and added a few pieces of Chocolate Chip card stock (punched out with the Horizontal Slot Punch) to make it look like cattails. I added a second, torn, Top Note die-cut at the bottom of the stamped image and created the illusion of snow with Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds glitter on top of the torn edge.

Thanks for stopping by!

All supplies by Stampin’ Up!® unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Inspired by Nature, Fresh Cuts
Paper: Always Artichoke, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Bella Rose Designer Series Paper
Ink: Always Artichoke, Baja Breeze, Summer Sun, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Bigz Die, 1-3/8″ Circle Punch, Horizontal Slot Punch, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter, Sponge Daubers, Stamping Sponge, Post-it® Note

Tags: simply delicious

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Pat (mspfd) // Dec 5, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    Awesome design! Love your card.

  • 2 Cindy // Dec 5, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    Very cool technique, Vera! This card is awesome!

  • 3 Jamie // Dec 6, 2008 at 1:40 am

    This is beautiful, love it!

  • 4 Dawn // Dec 6, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    Stunning card – so beautiful!

  • 5 erin... // Dec 6, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    What a fabby technique!! beautiful card! thanks for playing along:)

  • 6 Kristin Moore // Dec 12, 2008 at 9:27 am

    this is just stunning Vera! What a great technique and you explain it perfectly! You know what I thought of when admiring yoru cattails- wouldn’t it be neat to punch those out of a fuzzy paper, or even using brown flock on them so they can be felt as well?! I might have to try it. Gorgeous card!

  • 7 Kay Kalthoff // Dec 12, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    OMG, VERA!! This is such a GORGEOUS card! I’m so excited that you shared exactly how you created it. I just love the snow at the base of the cat tails!!