You are my Sunshine

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Hi readers! Happy Thursday to you! Where did the week go? Another fast one! I hope that no matter where you are in the world, and however good or bad the weather may be, that this blog post brings a bit of sunshine into your day! It certainly did for me! I’d like to welcome back Dawn Woleslagle to our blog as a guest. Dawn is not only a wonderful artist, but the owner of WPlus9, the brand that we are featuring today!

Be sure to read on for some tricks and tips from Dawn on how to make this beauty! Enjoy!

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I don’t know about you, but I am so ready for Spring to arrive.  That yearning was the inspiration of this cheerful card. And the Sending Sunshine stamp set along with the Sending Sunshine Layers die was perfect for creating this inlaid die cutting shaker card!

Once I had die cut my windows from the front panel, I used a sponge dauber to color the pieces that I would be fitting back into their negative spaces. If you are unfamiliar with either of these techniques, or just need a refresher – I use both in this video. I wanted to add a hint of blue, so before I assembled anything, I blended a little ink around my die cut windows using a Blending Tool.  You could fill your shaker with sequins or seed beads or anything you’d like. But I’ve been loving the chunky course glitters lately, so that’s what I went with.

I colored the “Sunshine” die cut using a sponge dauber again, except this time I colored half with darker yellow and then blended a paler yellow in for the other half. I popped it up on the card using a little clear foam tape.  I love using clear foam tape for die cut words, especially when they are detailed or dainty because you don’t have to worry as much about it being seen.

Glittered die cuts is another one of my all time favorites.  Creating the glittered clouds was incredibly easy thanks to Adhesive Sheets.  I just pulled the release film form one side of a sheet and adhered it to a piece of white cardstock.  Then I die cut my clouds from the sheet. Make sure the adhesive side is face up or facing the die. This way the adhesive will be on the front of your die cut.  Remove the release paper and then cover your die cut with glitter.  Easy, and no liquid glue or spray adhesive needed.  Score!

The finishing touches are courtesy of Pretty Pink Posh – the form of sequins of course! Sequins just make everything better.  I hope you enjoyed today’s card and hopefully it brightened your day just a bit.

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Thanks for reading today, and thanks to Dawn for being our fantastic guest!

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  1. What a pretty card. Love the yellow die cut sunshine, it really pops on the white background. Thanks for sharing your video with us.

  2. I absolutely love the techniques used on this card, and can’t wait to get into some serious card making and try these myself as I have a whole heap of sequins/scatters that I bought massively reduced!!

  3. How did I miss this? What a super card and I love the way the cloud has been done especially. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. I love shakers and the way this one is put together is so beautiful. Love the colors and the use of the dies….makes me smile!! Great design! TFS!!

  5. So many great techniques here-thank you so much for sharing it! I really, really, really
    like this card. Really:) It makes me think of the warm spring days that lie ahead…

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