20 April 2013

Kraft-y Hearts Blog Share Day 3: A Ray of Sunshine

Hi All! Welcome to Day 3 of the Kraft-y Hearts Blog Share celebrating Close To My Heart's April Stamp Of The Month: My Sunshine! 

 It's our final day for the April blog share, I hope you have been inspired to go out and make beautiful things. This last project was inspired by this Cardabilities sketch:

Here is my card:

This card definitely falls under "whimsy" in my blog, and it was a lot of fun to create. The base is Kraft cardstock. The pennant is cut from yellow woodgrain cardstock from the soon-to-be-released Dream Pop collection. I sponged it with Sunset Exclusive Ink to accent the woodgrain. I added a little piece of a zip strip from the same collection to add interest. I then stamped the sun rays from My Sunshine on Kraft cardstock in Sunset Exlusive Ink, cut it out (the Artiste Cartridge makes this a breeze), and popped it up with dimensional adhesive. The center circle is White Daisy cardstock sponged with Honey Exclusive Ink and then stamped with the Summer stamp from My Sunshine in Sunset Exclusive Ink and popped that up with dimensional adhesive, as well. For the scallop around the circle, I used the bird wing from the Stamp of the Month and stamped it in a scalloped pattern using White Daisy Exclusive Ink, and then layered the pennant on top. (The inspiration for that came from this project by the very talented Marg Van Patten.) The front sentiment is from the CTMH Patterned Pennants stamp set and is stamped in White Daisy Exclusive Ink. I cut it out with a punch and popped it up with dimensional adhesive. The inside is from the same stamp set and is stamped in Sunset Exclusive Ink. To add interest, I used my white gel pen to do a little faux stitching around the edge of the card and the sun. I then used it on the inside to do a little accent doodling. Simple, but effective, I think.

Here are some close-ups:

 Here is a look at the inside:

And here is the front, once again:

I hope you enjoyed my little ray of sunshine! Remember, My Sunshine can be yours for $5 with any qualifying order of $50 or more, or you can purchase it on its own for $17.95. It is available through 30 April. Now hop on over and see what bit of Sunshine the Über-Talented Lynn Darda has for you at From My Bungalow!


  1. What a fun, whimsical card! I love your faux stitching and the accents on the inside. That really makes it pop! How clever to pair those sentiments with the April SOTM!

  2. And thanks for playing along at Cardabilities!

  3. Wow Kim! I love what you did with that sun. It is great.

  4. Kim, your card makes me smile! The sunshine sentiment on the inside is fun and perfect with your warm and wonderful card.

  5. Kim, your sunshine card would brighten anyones day! Thanks for joining us at Cardabilities.

  6. Hi Kim, just wanted to say how cute your card is and thanks so much for joining us on Cardabilites this time! Have a great weekend :)

  7. Love this, Kim! It is so bright and cheerful!! I am going to have to try the sponging-- you really created a cool effect with that-- love it!