Here Comes the Sun

Today’s card features the Here Comes the Sun Host stamp set, which you can earn with orders of $150 or more!

It’s such an encouraging set with phrases like “believe in yourself and you will be unstoppable” or “grow through what you go through” – love it!

I’ve wanted to try this direct ink pad to paper technique for awhile, but was too chicken to make a mess! Well, what was I waiting for?!? I grabbed my 2018-2020 In Colors and got to inking’! I went from lightest to darkest, so I started with Pineapple Punch and literally just swiped my ink pad across Glossy White cardstock. Followed by Grapefruit Grove, Lovely Lipstick, Call Me Clover, and then finally Blueberry Bushel. How fun!

As long as you cover your work surface, it’s really not as messy as I thought it would be! And I love the end result. It was screaming for some white heat embossing on Basic Black with a little bit of Silver Glimmer Paper and other bling. What do you think?

Here’s a quick progress photo of my craft room! There are few things that need to be fixed/replaced, so I plan to do a video tour after those are taken care of and after OnStage.  I have a few storage solutions I need to figure out and then I’ll be ready!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful & blessed day!


  • Thick Whisper White card base – 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored and folded in half at 5-1/2″
  • Basic Black layer – 3-3/4″ x 5″
  • Glossy White layer – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″




Please apply this month’s host code for all orders under $150. If you place an order of $75 or more (before shipping & taxes), you’ll earn this month’s free gift: Black/Silver 1/4″ Striped Metallic Ribbon!

  • $75 – $149.99 Order: You must apply the host code to your order to receive this month’s free gift.
  • $150+ Order: Do not apply the host code. You’ll automatically qualify for my free gift this month as well as earn Stampin’ Rewards!

About Julie DiMatteo

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4 thoughts on “Here Comes the Sun

  1. Love this card! So bright and cheery. Your room looks great! Very calming vibe. Awesome area to craft in. Enjoy

  2. Good Monin Julie, Great card. I can’t believe it is just our regular ink pads. I am happy to see it didn’t involve special inks and brushes and supplies. I’m sure we all have some glossy paper around. Sometimes I use photo-printer paper. Your room looks fantastic, right out of a dream magazine or Pinterest board. I see you working very hard for your dream. I am so happy for you.
    Have a blessed day. 🙂

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