Sunday, 25 November 2012

Sun stamped cards

Hi all! A bit celestial today :)
Nula from has recently sent me a lovely stamp with the sun as a thank-you for the photos and a testimonial I wrote for her blog/website. I loved the stamp and immediately sat down to card making to make some fresh cards using different techniques and colour combos. What a perfect timing with this stamp! We are short of sun and natural sunlight right now, in December, longing for some dryness and warmth. So it was good fun to make some cards with sunny warm hues. 

I stamped the image a few times with the black ink on yellow card or on a watercolour pad and then coloured it with my watecolour pencils or gold Twinkling H2os. The more sparkle the better. Cutting out the paper from in between the sun rays can be a hell of a job and a good test for decoupage skills though :)

I tried different backgrounds too, even the grassy green :) - it makes a good contrast with the orangey sun rays. The stamp is quite sizeable so it can be used as a card topper on its own, decorative and ornamental as it is. I wanted it to be in the focus of attention.

Now, the cards individually...

Day and Night duo ;)

Folksy stripes and a doily texture...

Metallic crepe paper in juicy green colour... The sun has been watercoloured with pencils.

With an orange background. Twinkling H2os in action.

And the last card I made in this set - a card with an acetate front onto which the image had been stamped first, then covered with glue and glitter :) - a new technique I wanted to try out for this image and acetate cards. Quite pleased with the results although it's virtually impossible to keep the acetate free from micro-bits of the very fine glitter.

and all together :)

Actually I  fancy making more "Splendid Suns" so there may be more cards with this design coming soon!
In the meantime I'm sending my cards to the Hand-made Monday no. 94 blog hop fun. Do join in! 


  1. I agree we need a bit of sunshine wherever we can get it! I like the green coloured one best it certainly has got a nice zing to it.

  2. What a great stamp for this time of year and I love the many different ways you have used it on your cards. Hope you have a good week.

  3. I am amazed at how different they all look. All from one stamp - amazing and really great value. I like the Hello Sunshine message - when it does make an appearance it is worth noting the event!!!! Have a great week.

  4. Your cards are really striking.

  5. what an amazing stamp!! i love the variety of designs you've come up with, they are all so lovely and bright and full of warmth - much needed with this weather! x

  6. A beautiful stamp and lovely cards. I especially like the green one, it's so bright and cheerful - just what we need at this time of year. x

  7. What a great stamp. It has a medieval look to it. I like the day and night one, and the green one too!
    Wendy x

  8. It's nice to see a sunny post, we haven't been seeing much sun outside. I love the gold on yellow, it looks very rich, I don't blame you for wanting to make more.

    Jan x


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