Friday, January 13, 2017

Inspiration Week: Introducing Color Me Happy Stamps & Sun Ray Dies

It's the big day!  I'm so excited to finally share the last of my sneak peeks!  Today I'm showcasing our versatile new Sun Ray Dies, a cheerful new 3x4 Sentiment set called Color Me Happy and a matching Color Word die!  I'm a rainbow girl at heart so I've really been enjoying these products and all their possibilities!

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.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Color Me Happy & Sun Ray Dies Rainbow Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

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.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Color Me Happy & Sun Ray Dies Rainbow Pop of Color Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

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?!
Sunny Studio Stamps: Color Me Happy & Sun Ray Dies Rainbow Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

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.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Color Me Happy & Rain or Shine Rainbow Umbrella Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

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.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Easter Wishes & Sun Ray He Is Risen Cross Card by Mendi Yoshikawa


Here's a full look at the Color Me Happy 3x4 stamps, Color Word die & Sun Ray Dies...

Sunny Studio Stamps: Introducing Color Me Happy Photo-polymer Clear Stamps     Sunny Studio Stamps: Introducing Color Word Die releasing January 2016 

Sunny Studio Stamps: Introducing Sun Ray Dies releasing January 2016    Sunny Studio Stamps: Introducing Sun Ray Die Set


I hope you've enjoyed today's sneak peek.  Would you like to win a $25 gift code to our online store to spend on some of the new sets?  Use the rafflecopter below to enter to win. If you're just joining in the fun, don't forget you can still enter the contests from each day this week by visiting the earlier posts!  Contests close on January 14th at Midnight PST.  Winners will be announced here on our blog on Sunday, January 15th.  :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Before you go, I wanted to let you know about a couple promotions we have going on right now:  

  • Use the code "SPRING2017" to save $3.50 on all orders over $25.  This is my way of helping everyone with shipping (expires Monday, January 16th at Midnight PST).
  • We also still have the code "SAVE5" which is good for all orders over $49.
  • All orders will automatically come with a free 5/8" flower die.  :)

Other Sunny Studio Supplies Used Today:
  

60 comments:

  1. My favorite is the frogs! I see lots of fun cards with that set!

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  2. Oh I really like these sun ray dies! Love the possibilities with this one... and I do the entire release... especially the Timeless Tulips!!!! MY FAVORITE!!!! You did a great job my friend!!!
    Hugs,
    Jo

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  3. Beautiful new supplies!! I love the happy, bright and colorful cards created.
    Cheers
    preety

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  4. Oh my how do I pick one, well I really love the Easter set, it's so beautiful, the flowers are very lovely too. Thanks for all the sneak peeks, it was fun seeing your stamps and dies come to life through your cards! ♥

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  5. The sun ray dies have been my favorite. Love all these colorful cards.

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  6. I really love the Vintage Jar. I don't have anything like that and I really enjoyed your inspiration using it. (And those frogs are pretty darn cute!).
    Easter wishes is really nice, too. I guess I can't pick just one favorite. *sigh* Great release!

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  7. I love all the new stamps, especially the frogs!

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  8. The pops of color on these are just fabulous! I love 'em all!!
    My favorites from the release? So hard to choose!! I'll narrow it down to: Friends & Family (followed closely by Color me Happy) and the Tulips and the Sun Ray Dies.

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  9. It's hard to pick a favorite, but I think it's the tulips. Great release, Mendi!

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  10. Ooh those sun ray dies are really cool! My favorites from this week are probably the layered flowers and the jar. There were so many cute sets though!

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  11. Love this new release. The sun ray die looks like so much fun -love it:)

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  12. I turtley LOVE, LOVE the Turtley Awesome set, so that is my favourite of this release.
    For today's cards, I love your umbrella card. I can see a lot of great uses with the sun ray die. Fun release as always.

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  13. What a great release! My favorite products, though, have to be the layering flower stamps. Can'tw wait to try them!

    Chris L.

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  14. Your killing me! and my wallet!!!

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  15. This release is FABULOUS! I love so many things, but my favorite is the daffodil layering stamp set. It's awesome!

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  16. Love the sunrays Being able to
    adjust the way they are used is a
    great idea. The umbrellas card
    was fun. I have to use that
    technique more often.
    thanks for sharing a wonderful release
    this week.

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  17. Those Sun Ray dies are awesome! Thanks for including the templatesame, too!
    Your cards are so bright and cheerful!

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  18. Wonderful Card examples! I really like the friends and family set and the color me happy set ...both of them are great.

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  19. Love this! Thank you for the inspiration! I love the frogs and the turtles !

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  20. The Timeless Tulips is my favorite set. But I still love them all

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  21. Pinned at this address:
    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/52846995607819629/
    Carla from Utah

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  22. All the release items
    have been awesome and
    I love the Turtles!
    Carla from Utah

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  23. It would be wonderful to win to help pay for everything I would like to buy :) Love so much in your release!

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  24. It's so hard to just pick one. However, I love the Friends and family set most :)

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  25. Timeless Tulips is my favorite! Beautiful stamp set!

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  26. What a COLORFUL set of designs for this winter's day! Love them all! The colors make me happy and think that spring must surely be just around the corner! :) Thanks for the special promotions! They are truly appreciated!

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  27. Amazing dies! My favorite item from this release is Froggy stamp set:-)

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  28. I just adore your new sun ray dies! Fabulous samples -- my faves have to be the tulips, the vacuum and the sun ray dies. Fantastic release!

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  29. Great release, love the Easter Wishes set best.

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  30. My top 3 are the the cross, the jar, and the tulips. You have the best layering stamps!

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  31. This release is so fantastic, it's hard to pick just one! If I HAVE to narrow it down, I would say the layering daffodils are my favorite.

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  32. Wow Mendi. I can't pick a favourite from the new release as they are ALL amazing. The cards you have made are stunning.

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  33. What a great release! I really want to get my hanfs on the tulips...they are my favorite!

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  34. I love the sun rays!!Very pretty! Awesome cards!!Fantastic release!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting with Creative M

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  35. Everything is just wonderful but I think my favorites are the layered flower stamps. Of course, I would probably want a Misti for the best results but I love the dimensional look from those stamps.

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  36. Great release. Love the tulips.

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  37. This has been an awesome release! So difficult to pick just one favorite. I love the layered flowers and the turtle stamps. Today's color me happy set is pretty fabulous too! I'm so impressed by all the gorgeous cards you made. I love your style!

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  38. Love these newly released items.

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  39. Totally love Froggy Friends and Turtley Awesome! Timeless Tulips is on my list too, though! I love it all!

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  40. Totally Amazing release!!!! 😍😍😍

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  41. Sure love those tulips and sun rays.

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  42. I really like the layering flowers!

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  43. Love the whole release, but eyeing the jar and tulips!

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  44. Awesome products and beautiful work!

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  45. The sun rays and color me happy set are super!

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  46. I loved them all but the frog and turtle stamps were my favorite. So darn cute!!

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  47. Wow!! Beautiful stamps!! I'm new to your stamps!! I love the daffodils and the tulips!

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  48. Love the new dies! Very cool idea! Great cards. Thank you for an awesome release preview! I really loved the turtles and frogs!

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  49. Sunray dies and color me set are awesome...I can think of cool ideas with it..thanks for the giveaway...

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  50. What a great release! Love the sun ray dies, so creative!

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  51. All of the new products are beautiful but I really like the Sun Ray die and the layered flowers

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  52. Such happy cards! Love the bright cheerful colors.
    Love the dies too.
    TFS, xo Nana

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  53. LOVE the bold bright colors! Fantastic new release! :)

    Theresa
    Theresa's Crafty Creations

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  54. My favorite thing about this release has been COLOR!!! Love it!! The tulips are super awesome also!! You are so amazing!!

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  55. I love the word die - color. How cheerful!

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