Thursday, November 17, 2016


© Michele Emerson-Robert 2016

This is my favorite time of year! The days and nights are getting cooler, but the sun is still out in all its glory. When I saw this stamp from Impression Obsession, I knew of several friends who would love the message. Follow along with the instructions below as I created two very different cards



·       Any of the Arnold Grummer® paper making kits
·       Blender, strainer, cello sponges and soft towels
·       A sunny window
·       Scraps of white and off white paper (think junk mail, etc.)
·       Dried botanicals
·       Scraps of tan chip board to die cut
·       Scrap of copy paper for mask
·       The PaperCut™ ¼ sheet autumn/gold colored card stock and ½ sheet of rust colored cardstock for one card base
·       Clear envelopes to fit cards
·       Die: Tessler Ellentina™ DCM147 Southwest set
·       SpellbindersTM Grand Calibur™ die cutting and embossing machine
·       Westcott™ paper trimmer
·       Scor-Pal™
·       Beacon ZipDryTM adhesive
·       ColorBox® Chalk ink pad in a darker shade than the autumn gold card stock, Stylus™ handle and white tips
·       Stamp: Impression Obsession TM D17138 “The Sun……..”
·       Tonic Studios™ Nuvo Mousse in a golden or copper tone


1.     Follow the instructions found in any of the Arnold Grummer™ paper making kits to create white slurry and create one or more sheets of medium weight handmade paper with botanical inclusions. 
2.     Allow the paper to dry.
3.     Tear, score and fold half a sheet to create a 4 ¼ x 5 ½” tip fold card.
4.     Stamp the saying “The sun is a daily reminder that we too can rise again from the darkness, that we to can shine our own light.” In the lower left of the folded card.
5.     Die cut two of the sun from a scrap of tan chip board.
6.     Apply the Nuvo Mousse to the sun die cuts. Set one sun aside.
7.     Attach one sun to the top right of the handmade paper card.
8.     Score, cut and fold a 4 ¼ x 5 ½” top fold card from the rust colored cardstock.
9.     Trim the autumn gold card stock a bit smaller than the folded card.
10.  Cut a ¼ rounded shape mask from the scrap copy paper.
11.  Place the mask onto the top left corner of the trimmed piece.
12.  Apply the darker shade of ink with the Stylus™ handle and tip, allowing the color to fadeout toward the right side of the card.
13.  Remove the mask.
14.  Stamp the “The sun……” saying onto the lower right of the card. 
15.  Attach the second sun die cut to the upper left of the card.

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