Well, who’s ready for some bright, warm sunshine? Me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This one is a card to send someone some warm greetings in the middle of a cold, dreary winter. I used it for a birthday (or two), but it could be used for any warm greeting you want to send.
Note – card size is 4 1/4” x 5 1/2”
|Moonstruck Blue (CTMH):||a) 4 1/4” x 11, score at 5 1/2”|
b) 3” x 4 1/2”
c) 1 1/2” x 4 1/2”
|Bashful Blue (SU!):||4” x 5 1/4”|
|Barely Banana (SU!):||1” x 3 1/2”|
|Striped paper (unknown):||2 7/8” x 4 3/8”|
|Stamper’s Select White (PaperTrey):||2 1/2” x 2 1/2”|
SunMan (Stamp Cabana); Elegant Post (Gina K)
Tuxedo Black (Memento)
COPIC Markers (Imagination International); Sunshine charms and thin jewelry wire (unknown); Paper piercing tool; Glue Dots; Foam Tape; Scor-Pal; Adhesive Transfer Gun 714 (Scotch); Rotary trimmer with straight blade (Fiskars); Scissors
Stamp the sun in black on the white square of cardstock. Color with COPICs; I used Y13, Y15, Y17, and YR000. Trim the image closely.
Stamp the greeting in black in the lower right corner of the patterned paper. I positioned the greeting based on the stripes – use your imagination to make it fit.
I sized the yellow panel to hold the charms based on the size of the charms I had. I made it just long enough to hold the 3 charms with a little margin around them. Once I had the panel cut, I laid the 3 charms in place and used the paper piercer to punch 2 holes for each charm – one in the middle of the circle, and one just above it. Then I put a glue dot on the back of the charm and pressed it in place, and finished it with a small piece of wire through the two holes. I twisted the wire on the back to hold it in place.
Now it’s just a matter of stacking the layers. Start with the light blue mat, followed by the dark blue/patterned paper panel. Add the dark blue/charm panel.
Mount the sun in the upper right corner using foam tape for added dimension.
I cut another blue mat, sized 4” x 5 1/4”, and stamped the greeting in black.
Thanks for stopping by! (and stay WARM!)