Sending You Sunshine

There’s something about watching the sunset over water that brings quiet peace and relaxation. Jo Anne Hewins captured that feeling perfectly in her version of this card. I had a good time recreating it myself. The Sending Sunshine stamp set makes it incredibly easy with overlapping stamps.

Full list of supplies needed, listed below. A die cutting machine is needed for this card.
Card Base: Basic White Thick Cardstock 8 1/2 h” x 5 1/2″ w folded to 5 1/2″ h x 4 1/4″ w.
Background: Basic White Cardstock 3 1/2″ h x 3 1/2″ w
Sentiment Layer: 
Basic White Cardstock 5 1/4″ h x 4″ w

  1. Affix all stamps to Acrylic Blocks.
  2. Fold the Card Base in half using a Bone Folder to sharpen the crease.
  3. Creating the Background Layer
    1. Lay the 3″ Circle Die from the Layering Circles Die set in the center of the Background Layer and mark the outside edge lightly with pencil.
    2. Stamp the smallest water stamp first in Coastal Cabana.
    3. Stamp the largest water stamp in Pool Party, overlapping the first layer.
    4. Next Stamp the Sun in Mango Melody and a smidge of Pumpkin Pie, overlapping the two water layers. To get the smidge of Pumpkin Pie, I first stamped the image in the Mango Melody, then pressed just the top edge of the sun onto the Pumpkin Pie ink pad. Practice on scrap paper first.
    5. Add the clouds, also in Mango Melody with a smidge of Pumpkin Pie.
    6. Lastly stamp the Palm Fronds with Mossy Meadow ink.
  4. Stamp the Sentiment in Tuxedo Black ink on the Sentiment Layer. Then die cut the 3″ circle and run the layer through the Tasteful Textiles Embossing Folder.
  5. Use Dimensionals to attach the Background behind the 3″ window.
  6. Use Dimensionals to attach the Sentiment Layer.
  7. Add a bow.
  8. Decorate the Inside Layer and attach.
  9. Decorate the envelope.
  10. So cute! Now send it to someone who needs some sunshine.

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Stamper’s Toolkit

You will also need adhesive, acrylic blocks, scissors and other basic PaperCrafting items from the Stamper’s Toolkit

Design inspired by Jo Anne Hewins.