Rays of Summer Sunshine For AYSI 304

by Joanne James28. July 2023 12:00

Today I'm sharing my design team card for our new challenge over at As you See It where it's time for a seasonal 'fill in the blank' challenge chosen by the lovely Jane:


There's so much to love about summer: vacations, an abundance of home grown vegetables, trips to the beach, longer days ... but for me the best thing of all about summer is an abundance of sunshine! I don't need the heat but I definitely welcome the brightness that the extra sunshine brings; it lifts my mood and I am so much more productive too. So my clean and simple card today focuses on sunshine and I decided to CASE the designer, Susan Wong, over at Global Design Project too - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Copy and Selectively Edit - I used the same layout as Susan's card, the inked ombre effect and a banner tag sentiment details, but no nighttime camping scene for me! I masked a circle on my white cardbase and stamped the 'Rays of Light' stamp inside it, using Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Calypso Coral inks and building the colour from the centre of the sunshine outwards. I added a couple of diecut clouds and added my sentiment to a yellow banner tag, as my sun was very hot and orange in colour and I wanted to bring out more yellow. I tied my tag with gold twine and added a trio of (retired) gold glimmer enamel dots to complete my card:

I'm also linking today's card up over at CAS on Friday where they currently have a theme of 'summer' too. As an aside, I will be guest designer for them for their next challenge, so you will definitely want to check them out :-) It's actually been quite grey here in the UK this week, so I'm hoping that August will see the return of the summer sunshine that I crave!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Here's a summary of our challenge rules:

  • Create any card, scrapbooking page, 3D project or packaging project that fits the challenge.
  • Please include the challenge graphic and link back to the challenge in your blog post. Turn off word verification so we can leave you lots of lovely comments. Make sure you link the post not the whole blog to the Linky. Use #AYSIXXX when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab on the As You See It Challenge homepage.
  • In a Fill in the Blank challenge, complete the sentence in the Challenge Banner with the phrase that is true for you and create your project using the words you used. Tell us what you said in your blog or on your site.
We look forward to seeing your creations in the AYSI gallery.

Enjoy your day and I'll be back on Sunday with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (7) -

VickyUnited Kingdom
7/28/2023 12:25:31 PM #

Oh this is superb Joanne! The sunburst has a hint of scallop shell about it, just to add to the summer feel, and I adore that long tag tied up with gold twine. I too really love the sunshine, with its extra gift of the outdoors, and I think we really value it in this country! Vicky x

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
7/28/2023 2:49:15 PM #

This is so fun! I love your sunny element and the clouds are a fun addition! The sentiment says it all though! That set is GOING IN MY CART right now!

Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
7/28/2023 10:14:47 PM #

So perfect, Joanne - how have I never noticed those cloud dies before??  Gonna have to have those, darn it, lol.  Love the colors of your rays, truly glorious!

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
7/29/2023 6:29:38 AM #

Fab card Joanne! I'm absolutely with you on the joy of sunny days!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
7/30/2023 10:38:28 AM #

Very clever use of the Rays of Light. it's such a glorious CAS design too. The tag and generous swoosh of twine are not things I'd expect from you but they're a great way to show off the sentiment. Love it!

Heather Cooper
Heather CooperCanada
7/30/2023 11:13:22 PM #

Glorious sunshine! It is wonderful to have for as long as we can! The winters are long enough! I love the way the Rays of LIght stamp illustrates that!

Jane Knudsen
Jane KnudsenUnited States
8/5/2023 6:46:50 PM #

This is stunning Joanne!  I am going to steal your sunshine idea with the rays of light.  I would never have thought to do what you did.  It is amazing!  I do love me some sunshine - as long as I can find some shade and a cold drink!

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