Creativity Unlocked featuring Sixties Sunshine Complete Bundle | Quick Valentine’s Day Card Idea

by Terri

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Hi there, Terri here! Today I am sharing a Valentine's Day card using the newly released Sixties Sunshine Complete Bundle. I will be giving it a softer, more feminine look than I did in my previous card.

Welcome to Creativity Unlocked, where we highlight a new product from each month's collection or a fan favorite from past collections! Discover each product's endless creative possibilities and get inspired to create the paper crafting ideas we share here. Keep on reading for exclusive tips from our designers, handy tips and tricks, and stunning project inspiration from talented crafters.

Keep on reading for more tips and project ideas using this new stencil/embossing folder bundle!

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Sixties Sunshine Complete Bundle

Go back in time with retro-inspired designs. This is a bundle of Sixties Sunshine 3D Embossing Folder and the coordinating (3 in 1) Simple Coloring Stencil Set. Travel back in time with the Sixties Sunshine Embossing Folder and its coordinating simple coloring stencil set! Easily color in the Sixties Sunshine Embossing Folder, inspired by timeless vintage florals, with this 3-in-1 Simple Coloring Stencil Set! The first two stencils can help you color in the alternating petals of each flower and the third stencil colors in the stigmas of the flowers.

How to Create a Bright Floral Valentine's Day Card

I started by stenciling the Sixties Sunshine floral image onto white smooth cardstock. I used a combination of Rouge, Canyon Clay, Sunkissed, and Rocky Shore Crisp Dye Inks.  I used a small blending brush to add the inks with a soft hand, making sure to give each flower some of each color.Bright Floral Valentine's Day Card

Bright Floral Valentine's Day CardOnce all of the flowers were colored, I used the Sixties Sunshine 3D Embossing Folder to emboss the inked panel. I then trimmed this down to measure 4″ by 5.25″. I then used Altenew's Jet Black Liquid Watercolor with a fan brush to add tiny splatters over the surface.

While this dried, I used the XOXO & More Die Set to cut the sentiment. I cut the shadow layer from Brushed Rose Metallic Cardstock and the top layer from black card, which I backed using some Double-Sided Adhesive Sheets, this makes intricate die cuts so much easier to adhere.

Sixties Sunshine

To pull everything together, I adhered the embossed panel to an A2 note card using Instant Dimension Foam Tape. I then added the sentiment on top of some black thread again, using foam tape for added dimension.

1 Product, Multiple Ways!

Before you go, here are a few card ideas featuring this new stencil/embossing folder bundle!

Caly Person Altenew Sixties Sunshine XOXO More

Caly's beautifully ink-blended card will surely put a big SMILE on your face! Check it out here.

Laura Jane Altenew Sixties Sunshine EF Sixties Sunshine Simple Coloring Stencil Label Love Add on Stamp Enchanted Gold Pigment Ink 2

A tip from LauraJane: “To get that full background coverage, I inked the smooth side of the folder with GOLD pigment ink, put the colored paper back inside, and ran it through the machine again. This also gave the crisp edges back to the embossed flowers, which may have diminished with the ink blends. ” Find out how she created her card HERE.

Terri Koszler Altenew Sixties sunshine embossing folder sixties sunshine stencil far out phrases scaled

“Bold and vibrant” is always a good idea! We love Terri's selective coloring here!

Erum Tasneem Altenew Sixties Sunshine Stencil XOXO and More Die Set 1wm 1

Erum's lovely, whimsical take on these floral images is such a breath of fresh air! After inking through the stencil, she used a Fine Liner Pen to outline the flowers and add doodles. The sentiment is from XOXO & More Die Set.

Lilith Eeckels

The easiest way to use this bundle? Add colors with your fave inks and blending tools – just like Lilith did.

In case you missed it, feel free to hop along HERE and HERE and see other products in our new Nostalgic Memories Collection. Thanks for stopping by!

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