Hello Sunshine – Clean and Simple

Hello sunshine! I’m back with a clean and simple card, that is also super quick and easy to recreate. I have to admit, clean and simple designs are often the hardest for me. I tend to feel like I didn’t do enough, so the card can’t really be done. Do you ever feel like that? For today’s card, I decided to tell that little voice inside my head to hush, and I kept it simple. Take a look…

Cute, right? Okay, let me walk you through the steps real quick.

Using the new Scripty Hello Shadow Word Dies, I first die cut the word four times from yellow cardstock; then I cut the shadow from vellum. After stacking three layers of yellow together, I smooshed it in Versamark ink, and embossed it with two coats of glitter embossing powder. Then, I layered it on top of the vellum, and glued the fourth yellow layer underneath. The bottom layer allows the vellum to be slightly elevated, and stand out. (That’s a cool trick I learned from my friend, Mindy Eggen.)

With the HELLO sentiment ready to go, I used it as a guide to place the sun and sunshine word stamps from the coordinating Scripty Hello Stamp Set in my Misti. I stamped it with yellow ink, and then with Versamark, before heat embossing clear powder on top.

Assembly was a snap. I trimmed the white panel down to 3ยพ” x 5″ and adhered it to a yellow A2 card base. Then I glued the HELLO sentiment in place. That’s it. Easy peasy, right?

A couple of quick notes… With clean and simple cards, the quality of the ingredients are really important. I used nice heavy cardstock. Also, there were two reasons I didn’t use glitter embossing powder on the sun and sunshine stamps. First, the glitter can distort the lines, and make them less crisp. And second, I wanted to keep the glitter in one area to make it the star of the show. Think of the stamps more like supporting characters.

Thanks so much for stopping by today; I hope I’ve inspired you to give this card a try! There are several new shadow word dies from The Rabbit Hole Designs this month, and all of them have coordinating stamp sets. You can use this layout as a template to make similar cards for all of them. Wouldn’t a set of notecards be a great gift? I’ll be back soon with another fun card to share using these new stamps and dies.

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