Craftie Cafe: You brighten my day!

Hello and welcome to another card for Craftie Café… I’ve eyed this brand off for a while now and thought it fitting for this month’s summer theme that I’d finally give them a go. Originally, I wanted to use the sunshine stamp/die but it was ‘out of stock’ when I went back to check it – so I decided to go with the Jillibean Soup - Watts UpI chose these because a few months back I was inspired by a few cards I saw using a technique with a blending tool – a relatively simple masking technique that allows you to create sunbeams/sunshine or light beams (I’m not sure exactly what else you’d call it?) but it looked fun, and interesting and I really wanted to try it out. Jillibean Soup also have interesting sets that allow you to easily create shaker cards – which I also think is a fun idea for summer cards.  

Here is the card:

There are probably a few video tutorials on this – but I really enjoy figuring this stuff out so after a practice on some printer paper I decided I would do a short video tutorial specifically on how I did the masking. This technique would work really well with sun stamps even star stamps but obviously here I used light bulbs. When the time comes (hopefully before the year is up!) I’d like to revisit this technique as I think changing the colours up would also create some awesome fun cards!

If you follow me you know I can’t just leave it at one card – I really enjoyed this set I ended up making four bright shaker cards with it.


Craftie Café

Tape Runner/3D Foam Tape
Scissors/Paper Trimmer
Neenah White Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Pattern Paper/Silver Glitter paper/Vellum
Versamark – black onxy ink
My Little Paper World – Rectangle Nesting Die TRIBAL
Altenew ink – Citrus Burst, Honey Drizzle, Maple Yellow, Fresh Lemon
Black twine

Happy Crafting!


  1. That’s a super fun set ! I’ll check your video later cause I’m on my iPad and it’s not convenient for me.


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