Sunday, June 26, 2011

Fun in the Sun

Just thought I would share my latest creation. It is a step card with a beach theme.

I got the idea for the sun from the July/Aug. 2011 Paper Crafts Magazine.
Julie Campbell designed a flower using curled up squares and a button in the center.
I decided it would work great for a sun.
She used double sided paper and the patterned paper I wanted to use was just one sided so I adhered it back to back.
Here is how it works:
Take 1 1/4 inch squares of paper.
Curl to edges over and glue flaps in place.
Arrange the curled pieces in a circle and glue down like this

(Note: I made part of the sun hanging off the side and trimmed the excess. The original was a full circle.)
Next, place a circle on top.
(I used paper, Julie used a button, but any round shape would work)

OH, it just dawned on me that this technique would look really cool for thoser badges that are so popular right now...I feel a new project coming on...LOL)

For right now, I will just show you the rest of the card...

sandcastle, shell, & starfish
(If you look really closely, you can see that I tried to emboss the starfish with my Cuddlebug swiss dots embossing folder. Good idea, but the piece is so little that it only ends up with 3 or 4 dots...LOL)

pail, shovel, & shell
I am thinking now that the shovel is way too big for the pail...oh well...

I live near Galveston so the seagulls were a MUST...although the water in our area of the Gulf of Mexico is never blue but brown:)

umbrella and beach ball

...and the water.
(shark included :)

I put a black background behind the card when I took pictures so it is hard to see, but I have "Fun in the Sun"  on the different parts of the steps.

I have to go tweek a few things but I thought it turned out pretty cute.
Hope you enjoy it!

Happy crafting!


Anna Dawn said...

That is so cute! You certainly have been busy lately! I love love love the sun! I am gonna have to swipe that idea for one of my projects! lol! Did you make the files yourself or get them from somewhere? Great stuff! :-)

Saints Rule! said...

Very cute!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

Your attention to the littlest details just floor me!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Jani all the details are amazing. What a stunning creation. I love the sun idea too.

Lisa R. said...

Fabulous!!! Neat sun technique. TFS

*CAFE said...

This is so cool! I'm going to have to think of something to try that technique for the sun.....hmmmm........what can I do? What can I do?! lol!

Bunnyfreak said...

Love this step card.