Hello Sunshine

So the other day with my shabby birthday card, I was talking about the Devonshire Collection papers from Kaisercraft and how I loved its versatility. Today's card uses the same collection, with a much bolder look. Love the deep orange and aqua!

I started by stamping the sun from Let it Shine twice on choice buttercream cardstock in A Muse black ink. Next I colored with Copic markers. I LOVE the way my shading turned out, although I ended up glitterfying the whole thing, so you can't really see the shading anymore. LOL! Oh well, 'tis the sacrifice one must make for sparkle. :) I cut out one sun with a circle die, then trimmed the other with scissors and popped up on dimensionals. None of my cardstocks were giving the right look for a mat, so I decided to go for a whimsical hand-drawn double line border with a Copic multiliner and then colored in with a Copic marker. To pull things together, I extended this look to the sentiment panel and the designer paper panel.

The sentiment is also from Let it Shine, and I accented with a few different sizes of aqua rhinestones from the Lush collection by My Mind's Eye. Inspired by Amy Sheffer's use of twill on this little card, I dug and dug through my stash of ribbons and finally found a small length of twill to use on my card. The orange dp is embossed with the Script background folder, with a little sanding to set it off. And everything is on a 4.25 x 5.5" choice buttercream card base.

What's in It?
Stamps: Let it Shine (Verve)
Paper: Devonshier Collection (KaiserCraft), choice buttercream (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: A Muse Black Dye ink, Copic Markers, Copic Multiliner, Wild Honey Ranger Distress (for sponged edges)
Accessories: Lemon Stickles, twill, linen thread, Lush rhinestones, Script embossing folder (Cuttlebug)


  1. Neat card- great for a guy. I like the sanding on the orange script panel. tfs

  2. GORGEOUS Julee! Oh my gosh, the colors, the layout. . .everything!

  3. I love these colors. It is so great how you doodled all of the double borders.

  4. very pretty cards.
    Love the colors too!

  5. I love your cute little doodly borders! And I can see your awesome shading. I'm taking a Copic certification class...thank goodness, 'cause I know absolutely nothing about them! You are such an inspiration.

  6. what a yummy summer colour combo!! I need to use those suns soon so thanks for the inspiration...perfect bling, love the different sizes.

  7. beautiful cards, fabulous use of colours
    love tasha xx


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