Perfect day with Sending Sunshine

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a stunning scenery card featuring the Sending Sunshine stamp set! If you love the Waterfront, Snowfront, and My Meadow stamp sets, then you are going to love the Sending Sunshine stamp set! This week I will be sharing with you my card creations featuring this super fun stamp set! When I first saw this stamp set in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog (page 111), not only did I love the scenery stamps, but also the sentiments as they are perfect for just sending a card to brighten someone’s day.

The base layer is Pool Party cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, that you will use Versamark ink to stamp the Birch Background stamp and heat emboss with Silver Emboss Powder:

You will then emboss with the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing folder (make sure the pattern for the folder and the embossing are in the same direction) and use either a Stampin’ Sponge or Sponge Dauber to sponge Gray Granite and Cinnamon Cider inks. I did this to make it look like distressed wood:

For the scenery, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 3” x 4 ¼” and I first stamped the smaller water stamp in Coastal Cabana ink and then the large water stamp in Pool Party ink:

For the sunrise/sunset, first use a sponge or dauber to color So Saffron ink across the whole sky, then sponge Magenta Madness, and finally Gorgeous Grape ink. The sun stamp is stamped in So Saffron ink:

I used Gray Granite ink to sponge around the water to create the ground, or sand, and then stamped the mountains, the plant, and then small speckle stamp in Early Espresso ink:

For the clouds, I first inked them with Magenta Madness ink, stamped off, and then used a sponge dauber with Gorgeous Grape ink along the top of the cloud before stamping on the cardstock as shown:

The stamped cardstock is adhered to the embossed base layer, I used a piece of Pool Party Sheer Ribbon to tie into a knot around the base layer, and this piece is adhered to a Crumb Cake cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, ink the sentiment in Pool Party ink and use a dauber with Coastal Cabana ink for the word “perfect” before stamping on the cardstock, stamp the water in the corner in Coastal Cabana ink, the sun in So Saffron ink, and the plant in Early Espresso ink:

I just love how the sunrise/sunset turned out for this card, using Magenta Madness made all the difference!! Before I stamped the clouds, I experimented with the colors and sponging the ink with scrap paper before I stamped on the cardstock. Don’t forget that a great way to create a background is by embossing and sponging, just like I did for the base layer!

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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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