March 2, 2016


 I seem to be on something of a pink kick recently. Hope you don't  mind.

This card features a somewhat classic color combo: pink, gray and black. And then there's a splash of yellow. And white to pull it all together.

The jaunty "hello", "sunshine ---" and sun come from a Sale-A-Bration freebie set, Hello, on page 19 of the SAB brochure. Although this was one of the freebies that was to be discontinued after February 15, I saw on the Stampin' Up! website yesterday that they still have some stock of both this stamp set, as well as the Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper on the same page, which I also used in this card. So, if you're still hankering for one of these products, go ahead and order $50 worth of product, and ask for either the stamp set or the DSP as your free item!

Even if you don't have Melon Mambo or Crushed Curry embossing powder, I will show you in the tutorial at the end of this post how you can create heat embossing to match your project!

The stamp that comes with the set actually says, " --- LITTLE SUNSHINE --- ". But I will have you use a Stampin' Write Marker to ink up only the "SUSHINE --- " for the card.

All set to make one of these cards?? OK! Here's how!

Melon Mambo cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
A small piece of any black and white DSP in a small even print
Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper (page 19, SAB Brochure)

Hello stamp set (page 19, SAB Brochure)

VersaMark ink
Melon Mambo ink
Crushed Curry ink
Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Marker

Paper Snips
Washi Label Punch
Candy Dots
Stampin' Dimensionals
Melon Mambo Ribbon
Clear Embossing Powder
Embossing Buddy 
Heat Tool
Glue Dots

Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Melon Mambo cardstock in half, creasing well with a bone folder.

Rub the Embossing Buddy well over a 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" piece of pink DSP (which is the reverse side of one of the marbled sheets from the Perfectly Artistic DSP). Ink up the "hello" stamp first with VersaMark, then with Melon Mambo ink, and stamp in the center of the pink piece. At the Heat Station, cover the stamping with Clear Embossing Powder, and use the Heat Tool to melt the powder.

Adhere thise piece to your choice of black and white DSP that measures 3" x 4", then to a piece of gray marbled DSP that measures 3 3/4" x 5".

Using the Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Marker, ink up only the "sunshine" and line portion of the stamp and stamp it on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock. Punch this out with the Washi Tape Punch, with the yellow line of the sentiment almost reaching the right edge. Adhere this piece to the lower corner of the previous layer.

With the Paper Snips, flag one end of a 4" piece of Melon Mambo ribbon. Add a few Glue Dots to the underside of the ribbon, and attach it to the layer you've been working on, taping the remaining edge to the back. Adhere the gray marbled piece to the card front.

On a scrap of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the sun by first inking it with VersaMark, then with Crushed Curry ink. At the Heat Station, cover the stamped image with Clear Embossing Powder, and heat to emboss. Cut the sun out, leaving white borders. Adhere this over the ribbon with a single Stampin' Dimensional.

Add a pink Candy Dot near the "o".

Now, go and play with VersaMark and your choice of any color of Classic Ink to create embossed images in any color your precious little heart desires! Have fun!



  1. I love your card. The colors are so vibrant!!

  2. Gorgeous card, the splash of yellow and white makes it look so fresh! Thanks so much for sharing at #FridayFrivolity x

  3. I love Versamark, and this turned out really cute!

  4. Very pretty card! Thank you for sharing your projects at my craft party! I pin every instructional post you link up, would you kindly add my blog to your link party on the sidebar? Thank you!

  5. So simple, but so cute! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  6. You made such a pretty card!
    Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J&J.