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Retro '90s Lifted Sunset Card using Fresh Paint paper

This card looks so retro and fun, I really enjoy the way we use acetate to lift up the sun and attach it to the card front. Let's get started!

Before cutting circles, cut a piece of Adhesive Sheet and attach to back of yellow orange Fresh Paint paper. Cut circles out of paper, making sure adhesive is on the blue back.

Use Nectarine and Sundance Ink Pads or Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed Distress Oxide to create an ombre effect, making the bottom of the circle darker, blending to the light yellow of the paper design at the top.

Using Intense Black Ink stamp palm tree from Summer Greetings on top of the circle.

On paper trimmer, cut circle 1” from the top of the circle. Set top aside and attach post-it note to the bottom of the circle, making sure that you can use post-it note as a guide and make it easier to cut on the paper trimmer.

It is easier to reassemble the sun if you keep the pieces in order as you cut them. Cut at 3/8” and then at 3/8” again. Slice 1/4” off the remaining circle top, then cut another 1/4”. Cut at 1/8” and then again at 1/8”. For the last few cuts make the cuts as narrow as possible.

Peel back the adhesive sheet on the back of the top circle and adhere to the acetate piece. (Note: you can recycle packaging for the acetate, if desired) Use the “discard” 3/8” piece as a spacer by leaving the adhesive sheet on the circle and peel the adhesive off the second 3/8” piece and attach underneath. Take off the discard piece. Repeat process until you get to where the tree trunk is. You will not need to discard as many pieces, just slide the spacer 1/8” piece down and attach the sliced pieces to the bottom of the circle. It’s okay if it is oval-ish at the bottom. Use scissors to trim around the sun.

Use 3-D foam tape to place on the back of the acetate, making sure to hide dots so that it doesn’t show through acetate. Attach black pattern Fresh Paint paper to card base and attach acetate sun to top of black pattern. Cut Shimmer Trim in half and line the black pattern in either Wild Berry or Capri Shimmer Trim.

Stamp “Hello Sunshine” on Capri piece in center using Intense Black Ink. Mark center on right side and using paper trimmer cut from center mark to each corner creating triangle. Create Wild Berry triangle the same way, but with no stamping. Attach the Wild Berry triangle to the card base and off-set the Capri triangle so that both triangles show. Embellish as desired using white enamel dots.


Stamp Set

Summer Greeting Stamp Set (Z4444)

Ink & Coloring Mediums




Acetate 3” x 5” - can use packaging or acetate

Post-it Note

Adhesives & Misc.


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