Sunday, June 09, 2013

Sun Ray Die-namics–MFT June Teaser, Day Five


Welcome back to Day Five of MFT’s June Teasers! What a great Die-namics die I have to show you today! It’s called Die-namics Sun Ray and it is definitely a ray of sunshine. Be sure to check out the MFT Blog for set and die reveals and for a chance to win a prize. And don’t forget, release is on June 11 at 10pm.


After I got the sun rays adhered, I cut another circle with Die-namics Circle STAX and stamped the image, from LJD On the Line and popped it up on foam. To finish it off, I added some Die-namics Cloud Trio clouds. Die-namics Sun Ray does all the work for you—just cut it out and glue it down :)

There are several ways to utilize this awesome die: you can use the rays with the border, the rays separated, and the one with the border as a template.  I’m going to show you an easy way to get all the separate pieces aligned perfectly PLUS a use for the “negative” border version, so let’s get started.

I began with a Sweet Tooth card stock base and added a Sno Cone card stock layer. I cut Die-namics Sun Ray out with Lemon Drop card stock and here’s the general placement of the pieces:


To assure that all the pieces were lined up perfectly, I took my “negative” with the border and taped it down to my Sno Cone card stock layer and onto a mat with removable tape for stability.


Then I started to add the pieces back, much like working a puzzle. For the larger sections, I used some tape runner in the center and then liquid glue around the edges and adhered them down to the Sno Cone card stock layer. For the small pieces, I used liquid glue only.


This is what it looked like when I was done:


I removed the tape and the “negative” and voila! Perfect placement!


For the inside of the card, I took the “negative” and taped it down again, this time all the way around, to the inside Sweet Tooth card stock layer. Taping all around protects the white edge because…


…then I sponged Lemon Drop ink in all the open spaces, using it like a stencil. How cool is that!? I stamped another sentiment from LJD On the Line and it was done! Lots of creative options with this one die, right?


And there you have it! I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial and that you’ll try it when you get YOUR Die-namics Sun Ray in your hands :)

Stamps: LJD On the Line (MFT
Paper: Sno Cone card stock, Sweet Tooth card stock, Lemon Drop card stock (MFT)
Ink: Black Licorice ink (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond; Die-namics Sun Ray, Die-namics Cloud Trio, Die-namics Circle STAX (MFT); foam tape



  1. That was a really cool way to use the die-namics in an atypical way!!!!! :))
    Not just cut it & glue it!!
    Loved the innovative use!

  2. What a fun way to use the die, beautiful card

  3. Holy Smokes - You are so clever! Love what you did.

  4. What a clever way to use that die. Love the card.

  5. Love your card Barbara and thanks so much for another clever use of this new dienamic.

  6. Ooooo - great idea to use it as a placement template!! And I love the clouds that you added to make the scene!


  7. Very nice! Love the new Die-namics!
    Thank you for the inspiration.
    Have a sunny day

  8. I love what you did with this sunburst!! Gorgeous work!!

  9. OMGosh I love this new die! LOVE it!

  10. Love the sunshine!! Lemon drop is perfect!

  11. This is so cute...and it looks so easy to make too! Love this Barb, the On the Line sentiment fits perfectly.

  12. Great idea for lining up your pieces!

  13. Love it Barb! Thanks for the step by step on how you got it perfect! Love it! Also love it as a template for sponging!

  14. Thank you for showing me ALL the different ways to use this great die! What a fun set of cards.

  15. Fantastic ways to use the sun die. Very pretty card.

  16. I am loving this new die and your card is fantastic! So bright and cheery!!

  17. beautiful card, Barbara, thanks for the inspiration!

  18. Yet another die added to my never ending list of gotta have MFT items! Thanks for the great ideas using this die!

  19. Love that sunshine die & how you used it 2 ways. Great card!

  20. VERY Cool!! I love that sunshine rays and clouds on your card! Thank you for showing us how you did it...and how to use the negative of that die as well!

  21. What a fun card. Love how you have used the sun rays on the outisde and as a stencil on the inside. Very creative.

  22. love this new die thanks for the tutorial

  23. Loving this card. Thanks for the tutorial, love to see ways to utilize what you got.

  24. what an awesome creations... I just love how you used it... this hop is awesome... can't wait till release day...

  25. Your cards are so clever. Like how you used the negative as a stencil.


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