Thursday, July 7, 2011

"Super Cool" Sun Card

Here is a super cool card! :)  The shaped card base is the sun is from Create a Critter. I sized the shadow layer to 5 1/4" and then welded together to form the base. All sun layers were inked with orange ink before assembling.  The sunglasses were from the sun cut on Simply Charmed (sized to 6").

The sentiment tag has the "Have a super cool day!" sentiment that came from three different My Pink Stamper stamps from the Punny-licious set. I also inked the tag with orange and then added a black button with white twine bow to the top.

I accented the sun with white gel pen and intended to add a Peachy Keen face stamp for the sun.... but the largest face in my Everyday Faces Assortment was too small!!!!  So I had to dry a face on by hand. I used my black Glaze pen (it has a shiny look when dry). I also added some cute little pink chalk to the cheeks.

After I added the white gel pen accents on the sunglasses, I added a couple layers of Glossy Accents to give the glasses wonderful shine and dimension.

Here you can see how I welded the card base to from the shaped card.  I adore shape cards and make them often... if you haven't made one, give 'em a try!! They are so fun (and addicting). :)

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13 comments:

Georgiana said...

Great card! This would brighten someone's day. Do you make all the envelopes for your shape cards?

Pat N. said...

Terrific card, Cheryl! Love the glossy sunglasses. I think I've seen your name a few times recently on winning some giveaways! Congrats!--Pat N.

Sarah said...

Such a super cute card! Great idea for the sun glasses, I love it.

jennyplace2 said...

I just love your card! It turned out super super cute! Love the shades! Thanks for joining the challenge at My Craft Spot.

Melissa said...

For something to be so hot, he sure is cool, you did a great job! Thanks so much for joining CCC!

Joy said...

TOO cute !!! Love the matting, the doodlin and that fabulous sun..he really is too cool! Thanks for joining us at my Craft Spot !
Joy

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

Cheryl, this is awesome!! It is such a fun and bright card! Those sunglasses are fantastic! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Craft Spot!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Very cool!

Karen said...

This is such a great card! I love the sunglasses and the stitching looks awesome! I'm your newest follower! :)

Karen
craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

Kate said...

This is such a cheerful card! It made me smile as soon as I saw it. The inking is fabulous and such a great look - and the sun with his (her?) sunglasses is so fun!
Thanks so much for playing along at My Craft Spot!
Kate
Small Bits of Paper

Kim said...

I love your sun w/glasses !

Amy C said...

This card is awesome!! I love all the deatils. Thanks for linking up with us this week at My Craft Spot.

Hugs,
Amy
Scrapping Mommy

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Soooo cute!! I love the glossy sunglasses and the cute tag! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!

Kimberly