Wednesday, July 20, 2011

TE's Blast from the Past Blog Hop

Good morning!  I have a fun card for you today.  The theme of TE's July's Blast from the Past Blog Hop is: Sending You Sunshine.  I have plenty of sunshine to share here from AZ!  By the time July comes around we're all ready to welcome any clouds to give us a break from the furnace that many call "At least it's a dry heat"...  at 110 degrees it doesn't matter... just give us a break from the heat!  lol  My card is inspired by the massive amounts of sunshine we get here in AZ... as you can see, my whole card is sunshine!


I used the tree branch and the sentiment from Branching Out and used the nest with the birds inside from Wreath of Love.  


I first cut out a circle from the yellow cardstock.  I then measured and marked where I wanted the sun rays and then cut out about 1/8" slivers so the blue background could show through.  I had a hard time getting the picture just right with the dark background... but as you can see, I numbered the sun rays so I wouldn't get mixed up as to where they went.


I sponged Daffodil delight around the edges of the yellow cardstock and then adhered it to the blue cardstock.  I then cut the extra off.





Thank you for joining me today as we hop our way through the TE's Blast From the Past Blog Hop.

Join me tomorrow as I have TWO posts with TWO cards to show you.  I'm guest designer for Paper Crafting Journey!  What an honor!

This card is being entered in Simon Says Stamp = ANYTHING GOES!

13 comments:

Jules said...

Very pretty card; truly adds sunshine to the day!

Natalie said...

Wonderful card!! You've definitely captured the sun!! Cute!

Michelle VP said...

What a great effect for a sun card! Great tip to number the rays as you work on them too. :) Love your end result! :)

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

WOW WOW WOW! That sun is INCREDIBLE and I LOVE the birds on the branch! AWESOME card!

Corinna said...

Great tutorial! Love that sun and one of my favorite sentiments!

Debbie Carriere said...

What a fantastic card!!! Love how you the rays of the sun! So clever :)

margie c said...

Wow, this is stunning! Very creative and beautiful card :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a pretty card Nancy. Love how you paper-pieced the sun... the branch and birds look great! :o)

Jenn said...

I love the sunshine!! very pretty card!

Victoria said...

All I can say is WOW - that is awesome and the sun rocks.

Tracy said...

Shut the door! Nancy this is fantastic!!!!! It screams summer. Love this!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

What a cool card--I love how you created the sun!

Chris L.

Shirley said...

I recall getting off at the Phoenix airport, when I was paralegal going to get some documents. It was like opening the door to an oven. LOLOL I lived in Reno. Now I live in NC and with the humidity, it is just as hot only wet too! LOLOL

Love your card and the way you did the sun!!!