Hey there! It’s Group Challenge day over at Papertrey Ink for the June release. Today, Nichole has challenged us to create a couple of projects that were inspired by an image. I found one on Pinterest – a very cute handbag that I just couldn’t resist staring at while i designed these two cards.Ray of Light handbag via Katie Barnett on Pinterest
I used the colors and the ‘rays of light’ as my inspiration source. I already know what you’re thinking…there’s no red in the handbag photo! Well, I couldn’t resist adding a pop of color to this design!
I die cut an oval from wood paper, then hand stitched around it. Be careful not to get splinters!
I also heat embossed the “Sunshine” sentiment and added a cardstock popped sentiment of “hello.”
The “rays of light” are compilations of the angled cardstock die cuts from patterned paper. I used the new Enchanted Evening collection along with Summer Sunrise and even coupled it with solid Rustic Cream and Spring Rain cardstocks. I stamped the coordinating images on the solid cardstocks and also stitched around each die cut after I adhered them.
On the bottom, I dry embossed a “ray of sun” pattern and added ribbon treatment before placing it onto the red card base.
For this card, I embossed the ‘rays of sunlight’ as a focal point. I continued the sunshine theme with the sun embellishment. All this sunshine makes me think of a warm day carrying that cute bag while on a safari, so I added that cute giraffe.
In my Cuttlebug, I created my sandwich (from the bottom up: A plate, B plate, tan embossing mat, cardstock, impression plate (faced down on the side I want to emboss), B plate (again).
I die cut a pinking circle, stamped the sentiment and ray of sunshine. Then, I added extra angled die cuts to the back to create a ‘sun.’ I snipped off the ends on them, but the back is overlapping die cuts. This was a really fun embellishment to create.
Last, I stamped the giraffe and cut it out and hand drew the white parts on him!