While I was playing with sunbursts, I thought I’d show you this one as well. (Click to enlarge)
I set the camera up and took photos as I was going with this one, so here’s how it was done as a step by step tutorial.
Stamp again onto masking paper or a Post-It Note and cut out the sun, taking care to cut slightly inside the line. Stick the sun in place over your stamped image.
Apply skinny masking tape in lines from the central point of the sun outwards to create rays.
When you are happy with the rays, use torn masking tape or masking paper to add a line of hills along the bottom of the image. Make sure the tape is firmly pressed down.
Pick up colour from a Desert Heat Kaleidacolor inkpad using a stylus tool.
Gently rub the ink onto the paper over the top of the masking tape.
Using a clean tip, introduct a little Dandelion or Canteloupe Memento ink.
Continue building up ink, fading it out as you get away from the sun. Working on printed paper will give a different result to plain as the printing will show through.
Peel off the masking tape very carefully.
You can now see your masked areas showing the original printed paper.
Add more hill masks if you wish and rub Pear Tart and Bamboo Leaves inks over your masks.
Alternatively you can just colour the hills at this point with pencils or markers.
Add Dandelion ink to the sun – the circular stylus tip is exactly the right size!
Add definition to your hills with pencis – I used pastel pencils so I could smudge them easily.
Trim stamped panel and layer onto warm brown card.
Make an 8 inch card from gold pearlescent cardstock and stamp large corner from Butterfly Dreams using Timber Brown StazOn.
Stamp a sentiment onto cream pearlescent card with StazOn and cut out with a Nestability die. Layer onto a larger warm brown nestie shape with foam pads. Assemble card as shown.
The sentiment is from Words of Comfort and Cheer and I thought the reference to sunshine was just right. There’s also a nice sentiment on Loving Sentiments that says “Just thought you could use a little extra sunshine today” which would go really well too.