With our Sun Ray dies you are only limited by your imagination. There are so many different fun ways they can be used and at a price point of $13 they're pretty affordable too!
For my first card I die-cut each of the rays from white cardstock and then sponged them in a rainbow of graduated colors using distress inks for a cool tie-died look. To help you line things up, I have created a number of free printables with guides that work especially well with a light box.
The Sun Ray dies come with circles that are 1/2", 1" and 1-1/2" in size. The largest size works well for the sunburst designs, but I didn't want the space inside to go to waste so I included two smaller circles nested inside to give extra options.
I used the medium 1" circle to die-cut circles from watercolor paper that I had colored with Kuretake Gansai watercolors. I added adhesive to the back of each circle and arranged them face down on the printable and then carefully laid my 5.5" x 4.25" black cardstock panel over the top. The printable allowed me to space my circles perfectly symmetrical and by doing it this way I didn't need a light box which would have been too hard with black cardstock anyway. I wanted the look of stitching on the outside edge, but I couldn't decide on a color so I ran i through my sewing machine with no thread.
For my sentiment I heat embossed the words in white using the Color Me Happy Stamps and Color Word Die on a piece of vellum and then die-cut two thin circles from white cardstock to sandwich my vellum between and give me a place to hide my adhesive. I was able to use a glue pen behind the word "color" and again for the outside ring. I think the polka-dot print fits the sentiment really well and it was so fun to create.
Up next I used the Sun Ray Dies to form a rainbow striped retro print along the top and bottom of my card. My friend inspired me to try using them this way and I love the results!
To create this card I cut two rays of each of my 6 colors from textured cardstock (which is easy to do since the set comes with two dies) and then snipped them in half with my scissors so I could stretch them to fit the entire length of my card. I then hid the gap in the center with my sentiment. For my color word die I cut it once from white cardstock and then used scraps to cut the other letters which I pieced back together. So fun, right?!
For my last new card of the day, I turned to our Rain or Shine set and paired one of the new sentiments from Color Me Happy with the umbrella image. These sentiments would be awesome with the rainbow image from that set too, but sadly I just I ran out of time...
For my focal point image I stamped it in black using Versafine Onyx Black ink on Bristol paper and then watercolored the images using my Zig Clean Color Brush markers and a paint brush. I then repeatedly stamped the same umbrella using Versafine Smokey Grey ink and shaded them with a light grey brush marker.
For my sentiment I used my MISTI tool to help me line things up and then stamped each letter one by one in different colors of ink, carefully masking off the other letters with scotch tape before inking up my desired letter and then pealing off the tape before stamping it.
My last card was actually shared yesterday, but I just wanted to show it off again since I created it with the Sun Ray dies. When I was done adhering the rays, I stitched down the center of each one with my sewing machine & pulled the threads to the back before adhering the 1-1/2" circle in the center.
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