Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Sunshine and Stencils

There was little sunshine here today -- downpours and tornado warnings were the order of the day here. So it only makes sense that I made a sunshine card, right? 

The dark grey clouds also made this a little trickier than usual to photograph, so you may have to take my word for a few things -- for example, that the bunny couple really are subtly coloured blue and mauve with my Prismacolor pencils. The sky is stenciled using a Paper Smooches die cut and distress ink. I used another die from the same set to cut the green hillside. The sun is stamped, embossed and cut from happy yellow patterned paper. I almost let the sun stand on its own to complete the sentiment, but stamping the word sunshine helped balance the design and form a visual triangle with the bunnies and sun. 
Since I stenciled the sky, I'm linking this up to Simon Says Stamp's current challenge to "Stencil It". And now I'm just hoping for real-life sunshine tomorrow. ;)

Supplies: white & American Crafts textured green cardstock, Lawn Fawn Hello Sunshine patterned paper, Simon Says Stamp Color and Sunshine & Mama Elephant Honey Bunny stamps, Versafine onyx black, Colorbox mango tango & broken china distress inks, Paper Smooches Borders 1 & Simon Says Stamp Postage Stamp edge frame die, Prismacolor pencils, Icicle Stickles, pop-dot tape

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Lin said...

It's been a strange summer so far - wonder where it will lead us? This is a perfect summmer card, Lindsey, and your stencilled clouds are just right with the darling bunnies and the happy sun! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Emily Leiphart said...

Eek, how absolutely adorable, Linds! Your little scene couldn't be more perfect. Great use of stamps and dies!

Heather said...

These bunnies and your sky are just adorable. This card just shouted "happy" to me. Love it.

Jessi Fogan said...

Awwwww! I love the sun - and that stenciled sky is just gorgeous! ANd - bunny butts :)