This week PSC38 is Here Comes The Sun. As I'm writing this we have a heat index of 105 degrees outside my house, definitely a sunny day! Since this is the first full week of summer here, this is the perfect challenge!
The challenge this week: create a card with a sunny sentiment like: you are my sunshine, wishing you sunny days, you shine, etc.
The twist: include an image of the sun on your card. The sponsor this week is Pattie's Creations.
My patterned paper for paper piecing my sun was inspired by the tiny prints in the sunburst quilt at the Inspired By challenge:
I embossed the light blue background to represent the radiating heat. If you've traveled somewhere hot I bet you've seen that rising from the road. I used a sunshine stamp that was just one fourth of the sun, so I stamped the yellow sun four times on yellow cardstock. I wanted the smaller rays made from orange patterned paper with a tiny pattern like the ones in the quilt photo, but I didn't have what I wanted. So I stamped it again four times on pink patterned paper with the yellow ink, making it orangish. Then I paper pieced it. The really fun part was lining up my 2" circle die to cut out the center of the sun, the cardstock and the front of the card. The sentiment and banner were also part of that stamp set. I finished it with yellow, orange and pink baker's twines tied together.
These sunny sentiments are great for many different occassions. I hope you'll enjoy playing along with our challenge at Perfect Sentiments. May God bless you with sunshine in your life today.
"For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord will give grace and glory. No good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly." Psalm 84:11
Other challenges for this card:
Charisma Cardz Challenge #24 - Summer
Deep Ocean Challenge #28 - Welcome Summer
Inspired By #29 - a sunburst quilt
Pause, Dream, Enjoy Challenge #25 - 3 of anything (3 different stamps and 3 baker's twines, yellow, orange, pink)
The Ribbon Carousel Challenge #59 - Paper Piecing
5.5" x 4.25" Card Recipe:
Paper - Close To My Heart "Sophia," Sunkiss Yellow, Sky, White Daisy cardstock
Stamps - CTMH "Splendid Day"
Ink - CTMH Sunkiss Yellow, Black
Accents and Tools - Cuttlebug "Divine Swirls" embossing folder, Bazzill button, Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles die, CTMH Paradise Assortment Baker's twine, crochet thread