Hello Sunshine

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Happy Thursday everyone! So glad you’ve stopped by today!

I was inspired by this week’s sketch challenge over at CAS(E) this Sketch to create this one layer “hello” card. I thought it would be really fun to make a sun in the corner of the card, with rays coming out from it… and since the theme of the month is love, what better shape for the sun than a heart! :)

I have a video tutorial below on how I created this card, so be sure to watch and give it a thumbs up if you enjoyed!



Some tips…

When using masking tape on your projects, I’ve found it is helpful to adhere it first to your table or craft mat to wear off some of the adhesive, and then adhere it to your project…. this helps prevent your paper tearing when peeling it off later on.

Also, when peeling the tape off your paper, be sure to always peel it back slowly!


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Inking is a lot of fun, but not so fun when you have a dark spot of ink where you don’t want it! To keep your ink blending even, apply a consistent light pressure, and work in a circular motion, starting off your card and working in.

I applied the Wink of Stella glitter to my heart image by brushing the glitter onto my finger and rubbing my glitter covered finger around the edges of the heart in a circular motion. I did this because the heart is heavily inked, and distress inks will react to a wet medium. Applying the glitter to my finger allowed me to brush the glitter on, but kept my heart’s ink coverage smooth.



This card is submitted into the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge #110, the Runway Inspired challenge #77, and the Muse challenge #104.





PaperRanger Inkssentials watercolor paper, Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue cardstock.  

StampsHero Arts “Everyday Sayings” stamp set

Cut Files: Echo Park “Heart”, Silhouette “Sunshine Phrase”.  

Die Cutting: Silhouette Cameo, ratchet blade, cutting mat

Inks and Sprays: StazOn Jet BlackTim Holtz Wild HoneyHeidi Swapp Gold Lame color shine.    

Pens and Pencils: Gelly Roll white gel pen.  

Adhesiveliquid matte adhesive, masking tape.

9 Responses

  1. Avatar jenniferrzasa says:

    Cute AND lovely…great card! Thanks so much for joining us on the Runway! :)

  2. Remind me about spring – we had snow here yesterday!

  3. Avatar Ellen H. says:

    Nina!!! I’m always like, I’m going to see what she made today, & than I’m oe’ing and aah’ing behind the screen. You make a lot pretty cards. What do you do with all your cards?? Do you sell them? :)

    • ninamarie ninamarie says:

      Ellen you are so, so sweet! I do sell some, but most of them I give away to friends and family. Every month, I also put together a box of cards for my great-grandmother who lives in Vermont, as she loves using them to send to her friends… and it works great for me because it lets me do something with all the cards! Amazing how fast they pile up! :)

  4. Avatar Lindsay A. says:

    Such a bright and fun card, Nina! I loved your video showing your process! Thanks for joining us at the AEIHeartU Challenge!

  5. Avatar Leigh Penner says:

    Oh, wow, is this ever beautiful! Fabulous take on the sketch!

  6. Avatar Ardyth says:

    What a bright, sunny card! I love the warmth it gives off! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

  7. Avatar Gaylynn says:

    This is bright and fresh. Love the soft background and the creative look. Found this on Muse. Cheers!

  8. Avatar chriss58 says:

    I love your heart shaped sun and the Rays radiating from it are brilliant! The pretty blue sunshine die adds a beautiful pop of colour. Great tips too, especially for the WOS application! Thanks for sharing.

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