Have A Sunny Day Card

by Heidi Mellan

Issue 18 of Creative Stamping is now on sale and, although I didn’t make it onto the front cover, you can see my cards on pages 50 to 52!

Six of my cards have been featured in all including this ‘Have a Sunny Day’ card.


Sunny Day Card

If you’d like to recreate this card then here’s what you’ll need:

Materials to create Have a Sunny Day card


  • Stamps of your choice (I used the stamps that came free with issue 18 of Creative Stamping Magazine)
  • White 17.5cm/7in square card blank
  • Spiced Marmalade Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inkpad
  • Dandelion Memento Inkpad
  • Jet black Stazon Ink Pad
  • Post-it notes
  • Clingfilm
  • Plastic supermarket bag


PostIt Notes as a mask

1         Place post-it notes 2cm down from the top edge of the card blank and 9.5 cm from the top of the card leaving a 7.5cm space in between.

Stamping with cling film

2         Take a piece of cling film and scrunch it up, use the cling film to stamp the Dandelion ink onto the space between the post-it notes.  Roughly fill the space using this technique and don’t forget to rotate the cling film with each stamp so that the ink is placed more randomly on the card.

Stamping with a supermarket bag

3         Scrunch up the supermarket shopping bag and repeat with the Marmalade ink pad to add an extra layer of colour over the yellow.

Inked border

4         Carefully peel off the post-it notes to reveal a panel of colour across the card.  TOP TIP – allow the ink to dry fully before peeling off the post-it notes or you could tear your card!

Stamp sunflower image

5         Stamp the Sunflower image on the left-hand side of the yellow panel using Jet Black Stazon Ink Pad.

Stamp a sentiment

6         Stamp the “Have a sunny day” sentiment on the right-hand side, below the yellow panel using Jet Black Stazon Ink Pad to finish.


If you have a go at making this card I’d love to see the results you can tweet them to me @GorgeousCrafts or you can find me on Instagram #GorgeousCrafts


Happy crafting!






I’m so excited!  I’m having six cards featured in issue 18 of the Creative Stamping magazine!

For those of you who haven’t seen it, Creative Stamping is a craft magazine with ideas on how to use stamps to create various projects (the majority of which are handmade cards).  Each issue comes with a set of free stamps and has lots of ideas on how to use those particular stamps.

I’ve been given a set of the stamps that will come free with issue 18 and I’ve been asked to create six cards using those stamps and the finished articles will be published inside the magazine.

Unfortunately I can’t give you a sneaky peak at the stamps or the finished cards, abut what I can say is that I’ve used papers from the Happy-Go-Lucky and Collecting Moments ranges by Fancy Pants.

As soon as the magazine goes on sale, I’ll show you exactly what I’ve created with full instructions to recreate each card plus the an extra card that didn’t quite make the grade.

Issue 18 of Creative Stamping goes on sale on 11th July 2014, you can find it at Tesco; Morrisons; Sainsburys; WHSmith and Hobbycraft.

Happy crafting!







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