A note to brighten your day

sending a bit of sunshine


12/11/20231 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’s started:

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

Border: 5.5 x ¼”

Card Face:5.5 x 4

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 and applied sunny yellow ink across the surface, fading as it approached the edges.

The ink varies because I stencilled after embossing: the dimension in the paper creates an interesting variation in the ink.


I used a corner-rounder punch on both the top and bottom of the right-hand side of the card base, as well as the strip of border.

I found a sentiment in my Ready to Go binder


I glued the card face to the card base, aligning on the left-hand side.

I glued the strip of cardstock into the area on the right.

I glued the sentiment in place and added a small yellow gem on either side.

Final Thoughts

A very simple design, that gets a lot of added interest from the differences in ink tonality on the card face. I hadn’t tried this before, and I really like the effect.

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

Embossing Folder: Leafy, Spellbinders

Mint Tape:Scrapbook.com

Yellow Cardstock: Stampin’ Up!

Adhesive: Tombow Aqua, Michaels

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

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