A Merry Song

Bringing Festive Wishes


11/1/20232 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

Red Border: 5.25 x 4 ***

Card Face: 5 x 3.75

Card Face:

  • I attached the stencil to the card face with Mint Tape, and applied a vibrant red ink across the surface.

  • In this instance I wanted a bright, solid coating of ink, so I paid attention to that as I worked, adding more where necessary.

  • I stamped the bird so that it appeared to be resting on one of the arcs.


  • I also stamped and coloured the little bird on a separate piece of paper, and then cut him out. Fussy cutting around the little feet would have been hard (I’m not the best fussy- cutter- outer), so I simply cut them off.

  • I die cut the sentiment from gold cardstock.


  • I glued the red cardstock to the card base, centering on all four sides.

  • I glued the card face onto this new layer, again centering on all four sides.

  • I glued the bird in place over the stamped version, lining him up carefully so that his feet were properly positioned.

  • I glued the sentiment in place.

  • I thought I was done, but as I looked at the card I wanted something more … so I grabbed an embossing pen and drew some lines coming out of the bird’s beak , added gold embossing powder and heat set it.

  • This created a visual link between the bird and the Falala, as well as an additional bit of glimmer and fun on the card face.

*** Stretch Your Pennies: see Cheating on Borders and Layers under this tab in the header

Final thoughts:

This is a fun, whimsical little card. I’m happy with the way it turned out!

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: Wispy Floral, A Colorful Life Designs

Stamps: Seasons Tweetings

Ink: Stampin’ Up!

Memento Ink: Stampin’ Up!

Mint Tape:Scrapbook.com

Blending Brushes: Stampin’ Up!

Alcohol Markers

Stampin’ Blends, Stampin’ Up!

Copics, Michaels

Embossing Pen, Scrapbook.com

Gold Embossing Powder, Gold Embossing Powder

Adhesive: Tombow Aqua, Michaels

Red Cardstock: Stampin’ Up!

Card Base: Accent 100 lb., Amazon

Card Face: Accent 80 lb., Amazon

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