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You Are My Sunshine - 10/03/2022

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Grey top folding card blank 7 3/4 x 5 1/2"

Black card 7 1/2 x 5 1/4"

White card 7 1/4 x 5"

White card 7 x 5"

Quattro D Peonies Collection

Dot Frame Stamp Collection

My Sunshine Lamination Stamp Collection

Versafine Ink Pad: Onyx Black

Acrylic blocks - various sizes 

Izink Spray: Vert D'Eau, Bleu Clair, Misty Morning

Distress Oxide/Ink ink pad: Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick, Cracked Pistachio, Mowed Lawn

Confetti Ink: White Lace

Sequins: Down The Bay

Gem pick up and pokey tool

Paint brush

Water spray bottle 

Eureka 101

Paper Trimmer

Perfect Together Glue

Low tack tape

Die Cutting machine


How To Guide - Step 1

Place stencil 1 on to the white card cut to 7 x 5".

Blend the Squeezed Lemonade Oxide through the stencil, then apply the Spiced Marmalade around the outer edges only. 

TIP: If you are unsure how to line up the stencils, apply a little ink through each of the corner hearts, then every time you swap a stencil, line up the hearts. 

How To Guide - Step 2

Place stencil 2 in position and blend through with the Worn Lipstick Oxide.  

How To Guide - Step 3

Line up stencil 3 and apply the Cracked Pistachio. 

How To Guide - Step 4

Having lined up stencil 4, blend with the Mowed Lawn. 

TIP: You can go back in with more colour, at any time. Just swap the stencils over as required. 

How To Guide - Step 5

Ink up the coordinating stamp, with the Onyx Black Versafine and stamp over your stencilled image. 

How To Guide - Step 6

Secure the coordinating die in place over your stamped image, with low tack tape.

Run it through your die cutting machine. 

How To Guide - Step 7

Place inside the embossing folder, with the raised, embossed side at the bottom and run it through your machine. Make sure you have the correct plates to emboss with...

Set your die cut Peonies to one side. 

How To Guide - Step 8

Create an acrylic block background on the white card 7 1/4 x 5". 

To achieve this, spray one of the Izink sprays on to an acrylic block, spritz lightly with water and press down on the right hand side of the card. Wait a few seconds for the card to "drink" the ink, then carefully lift it off. Repeat this step several times, with different coloured sprays and sized blocks, until you are happy with your background. Ensure you take your inked layout just off the right hand edge of the card. 

How To Guide - Step 9

Ink up the 2 smallest frames, from the Dot Frame Stamp Collection, with the Versafine.

Using your die cut Peonies as a guide, stamp your frames as shown here.

NB: Your sentiment will be stamped in the smallest frame, so ensure it will be visible once you adhere your Peonies in place. 


How To Guide - Step 10

Ink up the sentiment stamp, with the Versafine and stamp within the smaller frame. 

How To Guide - Step 11

Add water to the Confetti Ink and use your paint brush to splatter the ink over your artwork, as required. I like lots of splats!! 

Dry off your artwork, before proceeding to the next step. 

How To Guide - Step 12

Adhere your artwork on to the black card. 

How To Guide - Step 13

Adhere on to the front of your grey, top folding card blank. 

How To Guide - Step 14

Adhere your die cut Peonies on to your artwork, using foam pads for added dimension. 

How To Guide - Step 15

To finish, add sequins on, around and tucked under your artwork.