9/22/2017

Sunny Studio Birthday Blog Hop


Hello everybody and welcome to the Sunny Studio Stamps 2nd Birthday Blog Hop! You should have arrived from the wonderful Nina-Marie Trapani!

In honor of this special event, we'll show you the new Holiday Release and you will be able to Pre-order the new products although the official release date is on September 29th. And there will be prizes, of course! Just be sure to read the information at the bottom of this post.

But enough talking for now, let's get to my card :)


Two weeks ago, I read that because of the many sun eruptions it would be possible to eventually see aurora borealis in our region. Unfortunately, it rained all the time, so we couldn't see anything. But it inspired me to create my own aurora borealis background on this card!

I first masked off the bottom part of a white cardstock panel. Then I applied Distress Inks with an ink blending tool. I added white droplets with a brush and let everything dry. Now I removed the mask and stamped the hole. I colored the inside to make it look like a reflection of the sky and adhered the panel to the card.


Next, I stamped the cute husky and the present, colored the images with Copics and die-cut them with the matching dies. After I had adhered them to the card with foam tape, I stamped and heat-embossed the sentiment onto a strip of black cardstock, trimmed it and adhered it.

What do you think? The husky is adorable, don't you agree? The set it is from is called Polar Playmates and the present is from Playful Polar Bears. You will find all the new products HERE.

For your chance to win a $25 gift code to the Sunny Studio Stamps Store, please leave a comment on my blog before Monday 11:59 pm PDT. And also leave comments on the other stops of the blog hop! In addition, Sunny Studio is offering 15% off on all retail orders using the code "CELEBRATE" through October 1st:


Now, your next stop is Michelle Short. To find a complete list, please visit Sunny Studio.

Thank you so much for stopping by, happy hopping and good luck!

Vanessa

142 comments:

Nandini said...

Wow! The background is just stunning! Love the cute image too! This is a really great release!

Jan Schul said...

I love the sky and the reflection in the water - beautiful details!

Sheri said...

Oh your background is amazing and the kitty is pretty cute as well. Love the card!

Candy said...

Love the sky on this card!!

Janis said...

Awesome AB sky and adorable scene!!! Yes there have been a number of solar storms and auroras lately...but I didn't get to see them, either....sometimes because of clouds and sometimes because of smoke from wildfires. :( One time, though, when the smoke was so incredibly thick that I could actually safely look at the sun through binoculars, I could see the gigantic sunspots that were the source of the displays. That was AMAZING to directly observe those humongous sunspots!!

Thanks for sharing your sweet card.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Dayle said...

Love this sweet card and especially love that colorful background!

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Crafty Math Chick said...

Oh my gosh - that little husky IS adorable! (reminds me of that meme with a husky puppy that says 'I'm not fat, I'm just a little husky' Awwwww!) I think this holiday release is Sunny Studio's best release yet! I need to save up so I can afford everything! Your coloring and card are beautiful.

Sharon said...

Your background is amazing - beautiful!

Sundaystamper said...

That northern lights background you created is stunning.

Cindy said...

Love your adorable card!

Debra Rumpza said...

Gorgeous gorgeous background... just like northern lights!

RobDed said...

Cute card! I love all the colors. Thanks for sharing!

Michele K. Henderson said...

This is SO gorgeous! I love the little huskie and that background of the Northern Lights is amazing! So beautiful!
Take Care!
Michele

Lori said...

The little husky is adorable and I love your northern lights! Beautiful!

Allisa said...

Love your background....super cute card!

Tracy Brown said...

Very cute card and the background is so pretty!

Lynn Gauthier said...

Darling little Husky...love your coloring!

Tracy Brown said...

Very cute card and the background is so pretty!

Vanias Reed said...

I absolutely love this card. The aurora borealis effect is awesome

Dee Earnshaw said...

WOW, WOW and WOW - that sky is something else!!!!!! Lobe this card:)

Char Borgmann said...

So cute, love the background

Gail said...

Love the sky and that fishing hole - whoa so beautiful - TFS and for the hop - Happy Birthday!!
utb 01 at att dot net

Mendi Yoshikawa said...

WOW! What an amazing background! Such a wonderful idea--Love it! Thank you for being such a sweet and amazing member of our team--It means so much to me to have you helping us celebrate this milestone. :)

Kaypossum said...

Beautiful Card!

Hope Angotti said...

Sunny Studio rocks!!!! Happy Birthday!!!

Lisa Moline said...

Love your cute card! The northern lights in the background are just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

Kathryn A said...

Love this Card! Your sky is amazing!

LaurieJ said...

Gorgeous and fun! Love the little dog and your blending on the background is just perfect.

Sintang Mayumi said...

Such a cute card! I love the colors of the background it reminds me of aurora borealis.

Rose Mary Smalley said...

I am going to have to own this cute stamp set. I loved you card.

Mrsfish02 said...

I think you achieved your auroras, just beautiful. That little husky is a heartbreaker.... Nicely done.

Maaike Uijthoven said...

awesome background and your mkitty looks like mine, so cute. cani have it? just kidding, but i love your card

jenny said...

Love this simple card, with a beautiful background!! Love it! Happy birthday to Sunny Studios!

Susan Wareham said...

Beautiful job on the background, and that husky is so cute

Avra Williams said...

I love it! Cool background!

Michelle H said...

I love the northern lights background. Absolutely stunning.

Momcat said...

Awww, such a sweet adorable card!

Sharon Roselli said...

Great sky and the Cat is so cute on the ice.

Maxine M. said...

I just love seeing the northern lights on a card.

K Hover said...

Your background is stunning. Blended so well and vibrant. Thanks for sharing.

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Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Your card is beautiful and sweet. What an awesome skyline. TFS

Kristie Goulet said...

ACK! Love this!!!

Pink Room Therapy Designs said...

What a fantastically realistic background! WOW!

Lynnea Hollendonner said...

I love the night sky background! It's amazing!

lritchie said...

Love your northern lights background, stunning and the kitten is just so cute!

Jeanne said...

This card is adorable! The sky is STUNNING!

Susy R said...

Lovely card! Awesome background!

LC Lamothe said...

I love every detail! That wolf is just the cutest and you colored him so perfectly. Your background couldn't be more amazing! Wow, just wow!

Lydia Lee said...

Adorable and love the background! Thanks so much for the inspiration and giveaway!

Art said...

Wow! Blown away by your background! And I am so happy you used my favorite stamp set! I absolutely love it.

Art said...

Thank you for the giveaway and so inspired by your work! Super creative :)

Lindar C said...

What a sweet kitty!!! Beautiful night sky!

Linda said...

That sky is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing.

Laurie Brou said...

Love the background on this card. So cute

JmB said...

The background ink blending is perfect. And, the cat is adorable. Thank you for sharing.

Amy C. said...

I just love the beautiful sky background you created. Very pretty card!

MaggieB1983 said...

Hi Vanessa ~ As soon as I saw your card, before reading your text, I thought how beautifully you captured the aurora borealis. I used to live in Alaska and one of the things I miss most are the opportunities we had to watch those beautiful Northern Lights. They truly are amazing and your use of the Distress Inks is spot on. I love this particular stamp set and it's definitely on my wish list. Such a sweet card to celebrate Mendi and Sunny Studio's 2nd Birthday!! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful weekend. ~HUGS~
#kindnessmatters

Elizabeth Garcia said...

Gorgeous background.

Trina P. said...

Cool northernlights background, especially the colours. And that husky is stinkin' cute. Absolutely LOVE this card!

Di said...


Wow o wow, that background is amazing. Love the card you created.
Di B.

Parker said...

Such a beautiful sky. I'm going to practice making one similar because of the inspiration you've given me.

suzie said...

Great background! Adorable card!

SMWhite said...

super cute night sky, love the card.

Pammy J. said...

What a beautiful sky - love your card!

Maria said...

Fabulous card with awesome background and adorable kitten!!!

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

What a lovely card!!! So cute! I love your background!!!!
Have a great weekend!
Hugs,
Jo
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Karenladd said...

Lovely background and probably the cutest little huskie around! Thank you for sharing this adorable card.

Debbie B said...

I knew it was the AB sky the minute I saw it. You totally captured it! Fantastic card! Love it!

Denise Ward said...

Not lying... I gasped when I saw this card! The combination of the Northern Lights with the cutest little husky pup ever just makes me swoon. If I had the coloring skill to make this, I'd make it and give it to my son who so fiercely loves Huskies!!

Debbie Scassera said...

You’re right, that husky is adorable and so is your card! I love the background.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Super card.

Beverly S. said...

Pretty card....especially love your inked background. Good job making it have the Northern lights! AND happy birthday Sunny Studios!:)

Roberta said...

Oh my goodness your night sky background is so beautiful. Thank for sharing.

crazycricut said...

Fantastic job on the sky!! It is do beautiful!

Mary-Anne V said...

Great card with this adorable image paied with that amazing sky.

Tracy A said...

Wow! Your background is gorgeous. It reminds me of the northern lights.

Denise Fonda said...

Such beautiful colors for the background and who can resist a cute little kitty cat?

Kelley Freeman said...

Super fun card. The husky is adorable. This is a great idea for a wintery birthday card. I always appreciate seeing the versatility of stamp sets. There is so much cuteness in the release. Thanks for sharing your inspiration!

justMarie said...

The sky in your card is beautiful!

Pam said...

Really cute card. Love the background and the reflection in the hole.

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome sky and an adorable kitty! Darling card!

Jill Rauenhorst said...

That sky is breathtaking!

Jill Taylor said...

Very cute card and LOVE the background!! Thanks for sharing!

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Awww, I totally love that cute little kitty. Love your scene!!!

Karen Tomisato Kanda said...

WOW! Background reminds me of Northern Lights! Beautiful! Great Art work! Cute kitty! Well Done! <3

cindybearj said...

I love the background on your card! The Northern Lights are on of nature's most beautiful sights. Also, your little kitty is so sweet. I think she's waiting for a fish to jump out of that hole in the ice...lol!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

That background. I would love to see a video Orr know the colors you used.

Sunny Qi said...

The background is stunning! Love it!

Kym Maxwell said...

Thats the most beautiful background i have ever seen. Like wow....absolutely gorgeous. This stamp set is my favorite from the release. Thanks for this fabulous inspiration.

Sabrina said...

WOW!!!! I have to pick my jaw up off the ground!. Your card is so stunningly beautiful!!! Your aurora borealis is absolutely gorgeous!!! I think you should do a video on how you made your card!!!

bev p said...

Stunning background! I would surely love to see the northern lights someday...I just can't imagine anything that would be more beautiful. I like how you reflected the light in the water...very clever of you.! Thank you.

Mary Borg said...

Adorable card. That waterhole looks very real.

Viola Leary said...

I love this set, it is on my wishlist. Your card is awesome. I wish you had made a video showing how you made the northern lights.

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

That card is absolutely lovely and your aurora baurealis is astonishing !! Great job !!

Birgit said...

Adorable! Your blended sky is perfect and so is this sweet card!

Laurie said...

Adorable card! I love your Aurora background!

Sue LD said...

Ooooh--love the pretty background!

Cynthia Cole said...

Love that background on your cute card!

Danielle Dietz said...

Wowzers! Gorgeous blending for the sky! :)

Heidi said...

The northern lights are amazing! Beautiful card! I second the video on the northern lights!

Elise Smith said...

Wow! What a beautiful background! And I love the cute little husky :)

Mary Holshouser said...

Fantastic.
That beautiful sky and the
fishing hole - amazing
coloring.
thanks for sharing.

Kari Mano said...

Beautiful sky in this card, and how cute is the cat with the Christmas present. Love it

Nathalie Paquette said...

Lovely card, your sky is stunning !!

Betty J said...

Amazing replication of northern lights! What a great card!

Stanlee Runner said...

Absolutely amazing background. Love the entire card.

Kim Faucher said...

So darling! That background is amazing!! Such an inspiring use of these products

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Totally adorable!

Teresa Doyle said...

Vanessa, your sky IS beautiful and the husky IS adorable. I love your scene and the dark water is amazing. Very well done!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

That husky is just darling. Love the BG you created.

Teresa Medeiros said...

I love the blending of the sky! It looks so realistic. Beautiful card!

lynn said...

Love your auroras....so very cute

Marianne B in AZ said...

You did an amazing job on your sky! I have seen others attempt the same look, but you nailed it! Then add the cute little husky next to the hole, and Wa La! One darling card!

Lara Hanson said...

Such a cute card.

Valerija said...

It is gorgeous card. Love the background and cute image.

Kechi said...

Oh wow! What an amazing job on that background! I was just blown away when I seen that!

Diane M said...

Love the aurora! Stunning and cute card.

Mary Reiner said...

Your winter scene is so cute! Love the colors you used and that background is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your ideas with all of us.

Meralee said...

The sky background is beautiful. Cute cards!

Carey Nusbaum said...

Your coloring is perfect! It makes for a lovely card! So cute!

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! Such a SWEET Card and Scene!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the background!! THANKS for sharing and Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! Such a SWEET Card and Scene!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the background you created!! THANKS for sharing and Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Cary said...

The husky is absolutely adorable. Your background is beautiful too. Thanks for sharing.

Renee M said...

Your card is so cute, and the background sky you made is gorgeous!

Berina RGA said...

This is absolutely stunning!! The background is amazing. Beautiful blending. The husky is so adorable.

Bertha said...

I love the background on your card. It's really a cute ideal.

cghundley said...

Oh I love your
background, so
pretty! The kitty
is so sweet.
Carla from Utah

Stacey Kowbel said...

Such a cute card! Love the background sky you created!

Amy M. said...

Love your background sky!!! Beautiful card <3

Tina Egan said...

Such wonderful colours! Thanks for the chance of winning.

Christina Luna said...

Love the colors, what a cute and fun card.

Taunya Butler said...

Such a gorgeous night sky - you totally made that look so real!! You are very talented and this card is super amazing!! Love Sunny Studio Stamps and this card showcases them so well!!

Vonmariedesign said...

Adorable card. I love that cutie and the way you colored him and that background.

SHartl said...

Awesome and amazing sky and then you add that little husky...goodness!

mendo.dre said...

Your card is just lovely. Great colour palette used for the images.

Eva Laney said...

Super Duper cute card! I love your Aurora Borealis background… Stunning! Love what you did hear your coloring is also fabulous thanks for sharing .

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love the Aurora Lights in the background!

stu said...

The colours are just stunning! What a beautiful card xx(alilovescardmaking)

Peggy McCullar said...

You have done a fabulous job! The colors are amazing!

Barb Oliver said...

Love,love love this fantastic card! Thank you for sharing such beautiful inspiration!