Hi folks! Here are four different ways to use the last set of stamps debuting this week at CAS-ual Friday Stamps! The Sunbeams set has a really neat half-sun image. This card uses it in the standard way, as a sun setting or rising on the horizon. I stamped an extra set of rays in yellow to fill out the sun a little more.
To make the reflection in the water, I turned the sun stamp upside down and stamped it a second time for a lighter image. The sentiment was a little more tricky because it had to be upside down and backwards to act like a true reflection. So I used my old mirror image stamp (just a large, plain rectangle of rubber). This was actually the very first thing I stamped on the card, since the mirror image stamp is not see-through. Everything else was built around it. Since the reflected sentiment was stamped from the mirror image stamp, it didn't hold the embossing powder too well in the middle. How I wish I would have blown more powder off the sides to match ... it looks more like a reflection that way!
The clouds are the Bubble Label Die.
I used two impressions of the half-sun image to make a full sun image on this card. I could have stamped the half-circle a few more times to even out the ink and avoid the seam that shows in the middle, but I decided it looked kinda cool and just left it as-is.
This card took maybe 5 minutes to make (always a HUGE challenge for me, this rarely happens). The smiley face is a tiny stamp meant to go on the sun. Instead, I just cut a wonky circle in copy paper to use as a stencil for distress inks. The face was then stamped in the same ink on the circle. Done!
This last card uses the bottom straight edge of the sun design to make a rectangular panel on the card. I was going for a slightly watermelon look, with the pink/dark green/light green colors that were selectively inked on the stamp. This was a fun one to play with, especially with the different patterns the sun rays made in the middle depending on how close you stamped the images together. I had a couple different versions : )
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Check back at CAS-ual Friday Stamps for the release of the treble clef, the music note, the playing cards, and this sunshine stamp and die sets! Thanks for looking!