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Misc: Shine On

swingAnother month, another freebie with the newsletter from The East Wind, and another challenge. This time the theme is “shine on” with the requirement to include a sun, moon or something shiny.


I printed out the digi stamp and cut out a mask for it so that I could created a gradient background using Distress inks. With that done, I coloured the image with my trusty Copic markers and then, very carefully cut out the shape of the moon/sun with a craft knife (with a fresh blade in). The sentiment stamp was curved on an acrylic block to match the curve of the circle, stamped in Versamark and heat embossed.

The leaves were die-cut from a slightly textured card and a bit of dark brown ink was dabbed on the stems. Gilding flakes were used to add some autumnal colour, and a bit more shine, to the leaves. These were then arranged around the outside of the panel and the overhanging ends were trimmed off.

I die cut a circle from toner card, foiled it in gold and stuck it to a black card base. As the panel is fairly large, I felt it needed more than a few lengths of foam tape to support it, so I cut some fun foam to size and used that to give the panel a little height and separation from the foiled sun.

And one of these days I will figure out how to photograph cards with foil on without it either having no shine at all, or too much glare, or reflections of the camera, or the light, or…



The East Wind – #62 Shine On


  • digital stamps:
    The East Wind – Borum
  • stamps:
    Lil Inker – sending you
  • dies:
    My Favorite Things – leafy greenery
  • inks:
    Lawn Fawn – walnut
  • Distress ink pads:
    tumbled glass, broken china, faded jeans, seedless preserves
  • Copic markers:
    skin – E50, E53, BV00
    eye – E35, E39
    hair – B41, C5, C7, C9
    clothing – R35, R46, R59
    swing – E55, E57, E59
    rope – E53, W1, W3, W5
  • shiny stuff:
    Indigo Blu – gilding flakes – Brighton pier
    Wow! – fab foil – gold
    Ranger – embossing powder – liquid platinum
  • paper and card:
    Neenah solar white 216gsm
    Papermill Direct – harvest buckram
    Papermill Direct – plain – black
  • miscellaneous:
    Deco Foil – peelnstick toner sheets
    fun foam


5 thoughts on “Misc: Shine On”

  1. OMG I just ADORE this. The addition of those leaves with the added texture is just fabulous.

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at The East Wind. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky.


  2. This is amaze balls, love what you achieved here! Wonderful that you have shared your great artwork with us here at THE EAST
    WIND. Good luck hun and do come back again!

    Jackie DT @ THE EAST WIND


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