Sunshine Wishes by Stampin’ Up!

Sunshine Wishes by Stampin’ Up! – Dream Theme Blog Hop #4

Welcome to the Dream Theme Blog Hop. It’s a monthly blog hop featuring some amazing Stampin’ Up!® Independent Demonstrators from around the world. This month we are sharing amazing, inspirational Valentine’s card ideas. Currently you’re visiting me, Tracy May from London, UK. To continue along the blog hop, please use the links below.

The theme for today’s projects is Valentine’s Day! I have used Sunshine Wishes by Stampin’ Up! for my focal image of the heart.

Sunshine Wishes by Stampin' Up! Tracy May Dream Theme Blog Hop

As soon as I found out the theme for this month’s blog hop, I dived into my basket of unfinished projects. I had the card front with the background stamp from You’ve Got This with the heart from Sunshine Wishes ready and waiting. I had been playing around with some water colouring a few months ago creating different backgrounds. The ones that I didn’t think were good enough to use ended up being used to cut out various die shapes – this heart being one of them. I added it to the card front I had stamped the Watercolour Wash image in Soft Sky on for another project, which I then didn’t use. Then I didn’t know what to use the card front for so it languished in my basket until this Christmas holiday when I had some time to prep for today’s blog hop!

Thank you for stopping by to see my Valentine’s Day card idea. I hope you’ve found it inspiring. Please do hop along to see what my lovely and fabulously talented friend Delphine has made and keep hopping around the wonderful creations from the rest of the Dream Theme Design team!


1. Patrice Halliday-Larsen (New Zealand)
2. Tracy May (UK) – YOU ARE HERE!
3. Delphine Lorelli (France)
4. Amy Koenders (USA)
5. Renate Ecklmayr (Austria)
6. Sabrina Radeck (Canada)
7. Jennifer Pauli (Germany)
8. Krista Driessen (Netherlands)


Serene Scenery DSP Stack by Stampin’ Up!

Serene Scenery DSP Stack by Stampin’ Up! #CCMC417

As soon as I saw the sketch for this week’s challenge over at Create with Connie and Mary, I formed the idea in my head for my card! It just took me a while to get around to making it! I had to use the Serene Scenery DSP Stack by Stampin’ Up!


I also knew as soon as I saw the sketch I was going to use the Sunshine Wishes thinlits Dies too! Come and see what I mean!

Serene Scenery DSP Stack by Stampin' Up!


I tried out a couple of card front ideas first before settling on the Kraft card stock. I had originally thought I would use So Saffron for the card front and Whisper White for the flower die cut but when I laid the Serene Scenery DSP strips along the Kraft card stock, I was struck by the golden glow of the image and decided to use Gold Foil instead. What do you think?

I stamped the sentiment from Thankful Thoughts in Versamark ink and embossed with Gold Embossing Powder and I finished off the card with a few gold sequins too!

I really love this sketch and think I will be using it again soon for some other ideas I have! Why don’t you pop over and see what all the other talented ladies on the Design Team have come up with!


Sunshine Wishes by Stampin’ Up!

Sunshine Wishes by Stampin’ Up!

Happy Monday peeps! I am back after a busy, busy weekend and looking forward to an easy(ish), quiet week! Chance would be a fine thing hey? 🙂 Today I’m using Sunshine Wishes by Stampin’ Up! I’ve had the idea for this card knocking around my head for a while and today seemed like the perfect opportunity to make it a reality. I’m entering this card into a challenge that my lovely team leader, Michelle Last is running over on her blog tomorrow.


Sunshine Wishes by Stampin' Up! Tracy May

Don’t you just love that sentiment? I had used it so that I could also enter this card into this week’s Less is More Time themed challenge but I’ve just realised it’s a one layer challenge and my card is certainly not one layer! Duh!

I water coloured a background onto some watercolour paper and then cut out the flower from Sunshine Wishes by Stampin’ Up! I stuck down the watercolour paper to my card base, carefully ensuring all the negative pieces from in between the petals stayed in place. Then I water coloured the flower and layered it up using 4 flowers cut from Basic Black card stock. I splattered the card base with some of the purple ink I’d used for the flower. I also used Wink of Stella Clear on the flower and spattered some over the card front too!

Sunshine Wishes by Stampin' Up! Tracy May

I finished off by stamping the leaves and the sentiment directly onto the card front, with a banner of Elegant Eggplant for the middle part of the sentiment and adding a few rhinestones for some bling.

I do hope you like my card!

Bring Me Sunshine using products from Stampin’ Up!

Bring Me Sunshine using products from Stampin’ Up! 

I’m joining in last minute with CASology Week 201, where the theme is SUNSHINE. I thought it was about time I got more organised and played along with them again as it’s been a while and I have missed taking part. I’m using products from Stampin’ Up! of course for my sunshine card. The stamp set I used for the stamped part of the sentiment is aptly named Sunshine Sayings and the thinlits I used for the flower and rest of the sentiment are Sunshine Wishes.

Sunshine Sayings and Sunshine Wishes Thinlits product from Stampin' Up! Tracy May

We could do with some sunshine again – it’s been raining here on and off since Saturday evening! I think that’s why the song Bring Me Sunshine popped into my head as I started writing this post and now I can’t shake it! Lol! Typical British Summer – mind you gives me a great excuse to play with my new umbrella stamps too!

This card was really easy. I had the water coloured background sitting in my unfinished products basket. I think it’s Mint Macaron! I splattered some Melon Mambo over the top to break it up a bit.

I cut out the flower and sunshine sentiment from watercolour paper using the thinlits dies. I simply spritzed them with water and then spritzed the flower with Melon Mambo and then Daffodil Delight over the top which gave that lovely orangey colour. The sunshine I spritzed with Daffodil Delight and then swiped it through the orangey ink that was left over on my mat from the flower. Once they were dry I mounted them onto the card front and then I stamped the sentiment in black.

I love the little rhinestone as the dot of the ‘i’ in sunshine!

Well I hope you like it! I had great fun playing around with this one. I think it still qualifies as CAS – well fingers crossed it does! 🙂