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12/29/20232 min read

Would you like to experiment with a design like this? You'll find a supply list below, including a link to the stencil I used from A Colorful Life Designs. Follow the link 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.)

Let’s get started:

Card Base: 5.5 x 8.5, scored and folded at 4.25

Pink Border: 5.5 x 4.25

Card Face: 5.5 x 4.25

Gold Foil: 5.5 x 1/8

Card Face:

  • I put the card face into an embossing folder and ran it through my Big Shot.

  • I secured the stencil to the card face with Mint Tape, allowing the blossom to hang off of the left-hand side.

  • I applied orange ink to the center with a light hand allowing intensity to build gradually.

  • I applied pink ink to the outer edges, again with a light hand and allowing intensity to build gradually.

  • I went back and forth over the spot where the two inks met with both colours, using a very light hand until the result was a smooth blend.

  • I used a curved border die to create the arc on the right-hand side of the card.

  • I trimmed down the left-hand side of the card to allow space for both the gold strip on the left and for the pink to show on the right-hand side.


I already had the small gold foil “love” ready and waiting in my binder - a quick visit there and it was on the desk, ready to go.


  • I glued the pink layer to the card base.

  • I glued the gold strip in place, lined up to the left-hand edge of the card. (I selected a narrow gold strip from my “someday” pile which had already been run through an embossing folder. This added another bit of texture and visual interest.)

  • I glued the card face in place beside this, butting it up snugly against the gold strip.

  • I glued the sentiment in place.

  • I added a large champagne gem to the center of the blossom.

Final Thoughts:

This was my first attempt at this technique: adding texture to the card face via embossing folder before stencilling creates interesting variations in the intensity of ink. However, this embossed pattern was too small to create a noticeable difference, so while I like the look, it’s better to use a larger embossed pattern with this technique.

Overall, however, I’m happy with the card.

Supplies: (and links where possible)

I have listed which products I have used, and where they may be purchased. It's a huge marketplace and in most instances, there are multiple sources and many alternatives to choose from.

Stencil: Loopy Flower, A Colorful Life Designs

Die: Basic Borders, Stampin’ Up!

Embossing Folder: Scripty, Stampin’ Up! (retired)

Ink: Stampin’ Up!

Blending Brushes: Stampin’ Up!

Mint Tape:Scrapbook.com

Pink Cardstock: Stampin’ Up!

Gold Cardstock: Stampin’ Up!

Adhesive: Tombow Aqua, Michaels

Card Base & Card Face: Accent 100 lb., Amazon

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