Rays of Love

Hello, Happy Monday! I am so happy you’ve stopped by, as I have a fun colored texture paste card to share with you today!

I was invited by Karen L. to participate in this week’s Word Art Wednesday “Anything Goes” challenge, and I decided to use one her word art Scripture verses to create this sunny, warm card, that would be perfect for sending to someone needing a bit of love.


Rays of Love_1


When planning how I was going to create this card, I knew I wanted to have hearts in the background, to help tie in the “love” theme. I chose some hearts from the American Craft “Serendipity” stamp set and stamped them all over my white watercolor paper card base with some Tsukineko Sunflower Yellow pigment ink.

Moving on to my sun rays… I masked off the “rays” by cutting masking tape into triangular strips and adhering them around my card in a circular pattern. I mixed up a shimmery, yellow paste using some Ranger Texture Paste, Heidi Swapp Mustard color shine, and the Sunflower Yellow pigment ink, and applied a (somewhat thin) coating to my card.

The reason I chose to go a bit transparent with the paste is because sun rays are not opaque. I wanted to also be able to see the hearts behind the rays, as would be the case in real life. Once my rays were completely filled in with the paste, I carefully removed the masks and set my card aside to dry.


Rays of Love_2


I printed the verse onto some white cardstock and die cut it with a 3 3/4″ circle die. I stamped some more of the hearts from the “Serendipity” set, added some faux stitching, and then matted onto a Sunshine cardstock circle with foam tape.

Once my rays were dry, I took some Wild Honey distress ink and applied some shading to the bottom portion of the rays, and also added some white faux stitching and some dot details, just for some extra interest. Finally, I adhered the verse circle onto the card, and trimmed off the excess paper to finish off my sun.

I really like how the sun rays turned out on this card, and how adding the extra shading with the distress ink really gave the rays some dimension. I hope you’ve enjoyed the card I’ve created, and will give this technique a try as well!

Happy Creating!  :)



This card is submitted into the Word Art Wednesday challenge #176 “Anything Goes”, and the Simon Says Stamp “Work it Wednesday” March 2015.


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