Sunday, July 1, 2012

You Are My Sunshine

Happy Canada Day to all my Canadian friends and family at home and abroad! This is a photo I took on Friday while we were on the ferry heading over to the islands. It was so hot and has been for quite a few days. I hope you're all staying cool and enjoying the weekend!

I'm sharing a card made with lots of Hero Arts stamps. Thinking of the heat made me use this sentiment which is from the new Hero Arts/Studio Calico release Heyday Sentiments. I combined it several dies and sticky-back canvas to create this sunshine-y card. Here's how I did it:

First, I took a piece of sticky-back canvas and randomly stamp-layered the Etched Flowers and Dictionary Greeting.

Then I used my paper trimmer to cut one-inch strips. I removed the backing to reveal the adhesive and started pleating it around a circular die cut which is slightly smaller than the piece that fits over top of the canvas rays.

After I formed enough pleats, I took a piece of facial tissue and rubbed it against the back so that the pleats wouldn't stick to the card base and go flat. After I assembled the sun, I adhered the sentiment panel, some Copic-coloured pearls and rounded the corners to finish.

Thanks for stopping by today! I will have a very special post for you tomorrow. :)

Sources: Gina K Designs pure luxury kraft & white cardstock; SU More Mustard & Tangerine Tango cardstock; Hero Arts Clouds, Etched Flowers, Dictionary Greeting, Envelope Pattern, Sending You Love & Heyday Sentiments; Versamark watermark ink; SU Island Indigo & Tangerine Tango inks; Hero Arts Butter Bar & Soft Apricot shadow inks; Hero Arts Snow chalk ink; Claudine Helmuth Studio ivory stick-back canvas; Spellbinders Standard Circles Large & Lacey Circles; Hero Arts Frame Cuts F; SU Basic Pearls; Copic marker; We R Memory Keepers corner chomper; foam tape

17 comments:

alexandra s.m. said...

HAPPY CANADA DAY Emily!
I love your card and thank you for sharing your technique ;-))

Annette said...

Happy Canada Day to you....that picture is so pretty...and your card is amazing...

Jennifer said...

Love that picture!!! Wish we were having some warmer weather here. I could use some sunshine!!! (= Your card is awesome!!! LOVE that background and how you used the canvas!!! (=

joy said...

Thanks for that wonderful photo, Emily! And, thanks for sharing how you made the background and pleated edge around the sun - you are so very creative!

canadian_liner said...

Gorgeous photo and fabby card! Waving the flag back atcha!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Very cool effect, I also like the clouds on the card...

onecraftymama said...

Oh cool! I love the canvas, and the step-by-step :)
Definitely intrigued about tomorrow....can't wait! Happy Canada day to you too :)

~amy~ said...

happy canada day!

What an awesome card! love the tut!

Lynn said...

Happy Canada Day - I love your beautiful ruffle...so gorgeous!

Karen B. said...

What an amazing project, thanks for showing us how you made that cool half rosette too!

Brenda said...

Gorgeous work as usual Emily! Love the texture that the pleated canvas adds to your lovely card!

Aimes said...

Happy Canada day, Emily! Your pic makes me smile: I have similar shots from when my guy and I have visited Toronto and took the boat trip (twice!). We love Toronto and call it our second home! Such a wonderful city!
Your card is wonderful too of course! ;D
Hugs!
x

Lindsey said...

Yes, Happy Canada Day to you, too! Perfect summer long weekend weather. I can see how it inspired you to make this summery card. It's beautiful! The stamped canvas is perfection.

walchowDesign said...

Happy Canada to you, Emily! Perfect summer card and the stamped canvas is beautifully done!

Jen W. said...

Brilliant sticky-back canvas ruffle!! I love how there's so much detail in this card but it still manages to be CAS. So cool!

Bethany said...

So neat and pretty Emily! I love the pleats!

Jocelyn Olson said...

You know how cool I think this card is--the pleats look so good! I really like the tutorial since I couldn't figure out how you did it. You are one amazing HA Hostess!!