Sweeter than a Sunset

Autumn Sunset

by Neva Cole

Handmade Thank you card featuring the sentiment "So Sweet" using Spellbinders die cuts and Tsukineko inks by Neva Cole.

As we enter the autumn season, a time that orange is present in our natural surroundings. I choose to make a monochromatic thank you card in the colors of of a sunset. It was easy with Imagine inks and a Card Creator die cut set from Spellbinders.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 1 hour



Step 1

Die cut one each of the two largest dies from Spellbinders Card Creator Mystical Embrace set. Die cut five of the “So Sweet” sentiment from Shapeabilities Phrase Set One. These will be used to make a “chip board” sentiment.


Step 2

Place a piece of painter’s tape along the straight edge of the center rectangle of the die cut and ink the outside edge with VersaFine in Habanero and a Sponge Dauber. Move the painter’s tape to the next edge and continue until all outer edges are inked to the desired depth of color. VersaFine can be a juicy ink, so take care to not ink the center rectangle accidentally with your inky fingers. Set aside to dry.


Step 3

Lay the sentiments out on the craft mat and ink with Memento Tangelo and a brayer. Don’t worry if all the pieces are not perfect, as only one set will be on the top.


Step 4

Ink the smaller die cut with Memento Luxe Morocco and a Sponge Dauber.


Step 5

Trim cream cardstock to 7×10” and score down the middle and fold in half. Spritz with Fireworks Tangelo and set aside to dry.


Step 6

Ink the center rectangle of the die cut with Memento Cantaloupe and a Sponge Dauber.


Step 7

To create a “chipboard” die cut, the sentiments will be stacked. Run all the pieces through a Xyron 1.5 Create-a-sticker using permanent adhesive cartridge. Run a bone folder point around all the die cuts to allow the top clear sheet pick up the excess adhesive before you remove the clear sheet. Using tweezers carefully stack the sentiments together placing the best inked one on top. Because all layers have been previously inked the stack will work even if each layer is not perfectly lined up. If needed, touch up the top layer with a Sponge Dauber and Memento Tangelo.

Step 8

Adhere the layers together using dimensional foam adhesive. Place the “chip board” sentiment in the center of the oval.


  • Cream cardstock
  • Spellbinders — Card Creator 5” x 7” Mystical Embrace, Shapeabilities Phrase Set One
  • Die Cut machine
  • Xyron — 1.5″ Create-a-sticker with permanent adhesive cartridge
  • Brayer
  • Tweezers
  • Dimensional foam adhesive


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