a good heart, but.....

A good heart, but ..... oh dear!!! We've probably all had a moment when we wished we could un-say something.. A handmade card that takes a light hearted jab at the situation can help to smooth it over!


2/28/20231 min read

Would you like to create this look? You'll find a supply list below, including a link to the stencils I used from A Colorful Life Designs. Follow the link below and use discount code ChrisFan10 to save 10% on your entire order! (Master Creator Bundles are excluded as they already have a 20% discount built in.)

card base: 5.5 x 8.5, scored and folded at 4.25

card face: 5.25 x 4

focal image of your choice (this great chick from Hey Chicks (Stampin' Up!) is sadly retired)

Card Face:

  • I used two stencils from A Colorful Life Design , starting each towards an edge and fading as I approached the middle. I also deliberately chose two colours that would mix to create a third.

  • Once the ink was dry, I prepped the entire surface with an anti static embossing buddy and then stamped and heat embossed the sentiment in black. I decided to run the sentiment up the left hand side as a fun, unexpected detail on the card.


  • I put a piece of adhesive foam on the back of the card face, removed the release paper and centered it on the card base.

  • The die cut chick (which had been stamped with Memento ink and then coloured with alcohol markers ) was put in place with a piece of foam tape on the back to make it stand out from the background.

  • And just that fast, the card was done!

Final Thoughts: I really like this playful background behind the chick; it suits her well. The sentiment gets a bit lost in the blue ink. I would still run it vertically but I would put it on the right hand side in the lighter ink.


Stencils: 7 Rectangle Shadow and Scattered Shapes, both from A Colorful Life Designs.

Ink: dye based ink, Stampin' Up

Chick : retired

Memento Ink,

Alcohol Markers: Stampin' Blends, Stampin' Up!

Embossing Buddy: Stampin' Up

Sentiment: retired:

Memento Ink:


Embossing Powder:

Adhesive Foam

Dimensional Tape - Dollarama

Card Base: Accent 100 lb

Card Face: Accent 80 lb:

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