Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Sponged Sunshine Is Pure Joy...

Anti-Christmas Card is the challenge for Day 15 of this magical 30 Day Christmas Card Making Challenge.  Yikes!  I may have been the one this challenge was designed for.  😱😆  It is no secret that Christmas is not my favorite holiday.  I know, that sounds terrible.  But, where I live, Christmas is cold and dark and I don't like that weather.  Also..there are just SO MANY expectations and "things" happening, that I usually am just too stressed to enjoy much of anything.  So when asked to make an "anti-Christmas" card for the person that just doesn't love Christmas...well...I went with a card I would like to receive!  😀

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Colors: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Magenta Madness
Inks:  Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Magenta Madness, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers:  Thick Whisper White, Magenta Madness, Shimmery White, Basic Black, Vellum
Stamps: Simply Citrus (from Simply Citrus Card Kit)
Tools: Heat Tool, Sponges, Classic Label Punch
AccessoriesWhite Stampin' Emboss Powder, Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack (gold thread), Woven Threads Sequins

I know, I know.  In some parts of the world it is SUNNY for Christmas.  That just isn't what it is where I live.  😖  SOOOO...pure sunshine is the definition of anti-Christmas to me.  Hee.  This sun was SO MUCH FUN to make!!!  Also...I KNOW it isn't a perfect sun.  I kinda didn't want it to be.  I just made a little template (picture below) for the rays, and sponged over the template as I moved it around the sun that was already sponged.  And side note... was going to be more exact about the rays...but decided I didn't want to.  And I love the imperfect look for this card and the theme!  The sun was sponged first though, and I just cut out a circle from Vellum with one of my circle dies to use that as a template.  

 Some of my fave details you can see better below.  I love the shaker card it became!  I thought that was such a fun touch!  I was already adding the vellum layer, and I wanted to sew it on.  So thought...why not just throw some sequins in there?!  Hee.  I LOVE IT!  The stitching is so much fun too!  I also love the bow and Designer Series Paper accent in the corner.  Adds some fun color.  And I love the embossed greeting.  (It is from the stamp set that comes with the Simply Citrus card kit!)  It is the perfect greeting for this card, obviously.  Hee.  And i just LOVE LOVE those sponged rays!  I used Daffodil Delight as the main ink color, then sponged a bit of Mango Melody at the bottom of the ray.  On the bottom of the sun, I added some Magenta Madness ink. 



Here is the little "template" I made for the rays.  It is just a couple pieces of scrap cardstock and a post it.  Not complicated at all!

I hope you enjoy this card!  And play along with the challenge that is going on this month!  

Let me know if you have any questions!  I would love to help you with all your papercrafting needs!

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