My youngest daughter moved out of our house last week. Sort of. She still has a lot of stuff in her room and the garage is packed full of her stuff. Holy smoke that girl has a lot of stuff. She’s had a little stress in her world recently and so I thought I would make something she can see every day to remind her to look at the good things in her life. She is at the age where hard things look so big. It’s a hard place to be, but she is a smart girl and very compassionate, so I know she will get through the stress. I love this quote and hope she will too. Keep reading for this Shine On Plaque Tutorial. I hope you love it and will made something similar for someone in your life.
I was recently sent this paper pack, Shine On Speciality Designer Series Paper from Stampin’ Up. I loved it right away, but wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with it. You can see the different prints below. Isn’t it elegant, yet fun? I decided to make this project and a couple of cards with the paper and share them with you.
To make the plaque, first, find a quote you like. I found the one I used online and unfortunately, I couldn’t find the origin. I found a lot of copies of the quote, but no author. If you know, please tell me. I used my Silhouette to print off the quote in vinyl. If you don’t have a Silhouette, you can either find someone who has one or just print it with a marker or paint.
For the project, you will need a piece of wood, two pieces of paper, your printed vinyl, paint and Mod Podge.
First, paint the wood any color you like.
Next, cut the paper to fit your board. The bottom paper should mostly cover the board. The top paper should be smaller, but large enough to fit quote.
I used the Curvy Corner Trip Punch to add some decoration to the top corners of my top paper. I love the way it looked.
When the paint is dry, put a thick coat of Mod Podge on the back of the lower piece of paper and lay it on the board. Smooth the paper out well. I used a Mod Podge roller, but if you don’t have one, a small rolling pin or block will work. If you get bubbles, keep flattening until they are all gone.
When that paper is completely dry, do the same with the top piece of paper.
Cover the paper with a thick layer of Mod Podge and allow it to dry completely.
Next, add your vinyl or paint your words on the paper.
Apply a coat of Mod Podge, allow it to dry and repeat.
When the Mod Podge is dry, spray with a layer of acrylic sealer and allow it to dry.
That’s it. Now you have a great inspirational quote that looks fantastic!
Since I had lots of paper, I made a few cards too. There are so many things coming up for which I need cards. How about you? I got the ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ stamp from an old Paper Pumpkin kit.
For the wedding card, I used the stamp set ‘For The New Two‘, which I have used before and the Iced Rhinestone Embellishments. I decided to get a little fancy with the card and use the Watermelon Wonder ribbon, also from Stampin’ Up. Simple, because I don’t have the same talent as other cards makers, but pretty and personal. Perfect if you ask me.
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