3 Quick Cards That Really “Shine” + Video Tutorial

by Laurie Willison

Hello, Altenew friends!  It's Laurie here today, showcasing the new Shine Die Set.  I have 3 coordinating cards to share with you, all with similar Shine sentiments.

Today's cards will be using Altenew's Watercolor Dots Background, Build-A-Flower: Poppy, and a few sentiments from Shine Like a Diamond. I had so much fun using these sets together to create coordinating cards but all with different looks.

For each background, I stamped the Watercolor Dots using my Misti Stamp Positioner.  Instead of dabbing on the ink, I swiped rows to create a streaked look in the dots. I built each background with a different layout. Build-A-Flower: Poppy is such a gorgeous set with a bloom that is very easy to stamp. I added one bloom to each card.

Using glitter paper, I was able to add a little shine to each card front. To finish off the cards, I used the Shine Die Set. This die set comes with 2 dies that can be used separately or stacked together. I love the white on white cardstock sentiment look but also found the black on black cardstock looked great too!

I kept this card clean and simple with a stamped bloom and sentiment all focused towards the bottom of the card. Doing this allowed for a large area of white space. This really makes the bloom and sentiment pop!

For some added dimension with this sentiment, I die cut both dies using black cardstock and then used the shadow die to cut out a layer of black fun foam. All three pieces layered together help the sentiment to really stand out.

I have one last quick and simple card today. For this card, I added some glitter cardstock with the shadow die.

I stamped the leaves from Build-A-Flower: Poppy to the card base and to the front card panel. After layering on the bloom and then stamping on the sentiment, from Shine Like a Diamond, I finished it off with the glittery Shine.

After layering on the bloom and then stamping on the sentiment, I finished it off with the glittery Shine die-cuts.

Here is a quick video showing how I made this last card.


Thanks so much for coming by today.  I hope you have enjoyed today's coordinating projects!  Hope you have a great day!



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Linda Sheller Huffman June 14, 2020 - 10:44

Very unique. Love this card soft and beautiful!

Helen Budz June 14, 2020 - 12:38

Such cheerful cards, Laurie. So light and sunny. Perfect for inviting someone to “shine”. tfs-stay well.

BarbGhig June 14, 2020 - 13:01

Beautiful cards, Laurie! Thanks so much for another great video tutorial!

Shirley Helen Baker June 14, 2020 - 20:09

Gorgeous! Would love to see the video, but I am not seeing any link to it.


Bev Karolak June 15, 2020 - 06:07

Can’t see the video link ☹️

Judi June 18, 2020 - 21:41


Judi June 18, 2020 - 21:46

Absolutely loved your card!


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