Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches #73


Jen B has a fun sketch for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches.  The moment I saw the sketch I knew what I wanted to create!  This is my first attempt at a sunburst card and I love how it turned out.  A great card to brighten someone's day!  Here is the original sketch for you to design with:

While I had the perfect design in my head, I had to manage to get that onto paper!  I will admit, I first googled sunburst templates to find a cutting pattern.  There are numerous options out there.  In the end, I decided I was making this too complicated.  I free handed my rays with a ruler and cut them out by hand, no template needed.  I sponged the edges to give it the rays a little depth.  I embossed my center circle to add interest to my sun.



All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
D1476 Card Chatter-Sympathy
X7169B Tommy Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z2162 Honey Ink
Z2194 Sky Ink
Tuxedo Black Ink by Memento
Cloud Punches by Fiskars
Fishtail Dies by MFT
Embossing Folder by Sizzix

My saying is actually from a Sympathy stamp set.....I think the saying is great to use for everyday cards.  Here is a look at the complete stamp set.



I have entered my card in the following challenges:
CCEE Stampers-Weather
Hiding in my Craft Room-Super Scraps Saturday
Incy Wincy Designs-Add Texture
Through the Craft Room Door-Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope to see your creation at Freshly Made Sketches, you have until Monday to link up!


20 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

Bold-bright-beautiful! Let the sunshine in :) Love it!

Kristine Porter said...

Oh wow!!! LOVE this!! Will definitely have to CASE this one!!

Virgo5 said...

Wow, I had to pop over from FMS to tell you your card is AWESOME, I love it!

Wendy Coffman said...

Love this one - you're making me rethink me stance on tommy!

Ruth G said...

Very cheery! Thanks for sharing!!!

Jen said...

This is terrific! The sunburst is gorgeous and I love the little clouds too!

Kigz said...

Gorgeous card, Allisa! You bring out the best in these papers! The embossing is brilliant, and I adore the layered clouds very much. I still need to work out how to make one of these. Yours is inspiring for sure!

Tui Nathan said...

Wow ... what a happy sunshiney card Alissa! it just makes me oh sooo happy ... love it!

JanR said...

I love this! Wonderful idea, beautiful card!!

Tracy said...

This is so cheery and fun Allisa. Beautiful card. Hugs!

Deonna Bemish said...

Fantastic Card! I love all of the texture and the suns Rays. Thank you for joining us this week at TTCRD.

Jen Brum said...

Allisa...this is BEAUTIFUL! Wow! I had thought about doing a sun but am glad I didn't...you have created perfection here! Love the clouds! Perfect sentiment and fabulous embossing! Love it!

Design Originals by KC said...

Found you on the CTMH Valentines blog hop... love your stuff and love your card... pinned it and subscribed :) Kathi

Linda Suarez said...

Gorgeous sunburst Allisa! Perfect card to brighten anyone's day!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your card is a perfect take on the sketch, Allisa, and I've pinned it as a perfect card to cheer someone up!!

Jenny Engelke said...

Yours was my favorite inspiration sample over at freshly made sketches this week! It's so cool!

Trudy Harris Thomas said...

Wow - look at all the texture (and awesome color combination too!)
Thanks for playing at Incy Wincy Designs for their Texture Challenge.
Trudy
Guest DT

Cindy Hall said...

Very clever and unique use of the sketch. The details and creativity of this card are awesome!

Jen Timko said...

This is fabulous, Allisa! Talk about a great use of the sketch. Wow!!

Bonnie said...

This is fantastic Allisa! I haven't tried this technique, but I need to. What a great way to brighten someone's day!

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