A Riddle For You

Put your thinking cap on!


6/14/20232 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.)

Letโ€™s Get Started:

Card Base: 4.25 x 11, scored and folded at 5.5

Card Face: 4 x 5.25

Small Scrap of Cardstock for Sentiment, and one for chick

Card Face:

  • The bathing suit stencil is just one of four different sizes (plus masks) in this set, so the first thing I had to do was decide which size would work for this design.

  • I secured the bathing suit stencil to the card face with Mint Tape. Then, I immediately secured the Delicate Leaves stencil directly on top - this combination created a bathing suit with a pattern on it.

  • I brought in my blending brushes and some coral ink, and applied it with enough pressure to go through both stencils. (I did spray the back of the leafy stencil with Pixie Spray, as I wanted the pattern to stay crisp.)

  • I stamped the chick where I wanted her directly onto the card face.


  • I stamped the chick again on a scrap of cardstock, and coloured her with alcohol markers. I fussy cut around her, not taking any care to go around her legs or any stray "hairs" sticking up. I cut tight to the black outline and trimmed them off.

  • I stamped the sentiment and used a die to cut it out. (I goofed with the die initially, so I ended up cutting the pointy bit off, and then gluing it to a second layer.)


  • I glued the cut out chick directly over the stamped image on the card face. The legs and "hairs" were all carefully lined up so that she became visually "whole" again. I used an alcohol marker to colour her legs on the card face.

  • I glued the card face to the card base, and then using a marker that matched the colour of the bathing suit and a ruler, I created a very narrow border running vertically on each side. This provided an extra bit of colour, and more importantly, visually separated the card face from the card base.

  • I glued the sentiment in place.

Save Your Pennies: Using a marker to create a border (as I have in this card) is a good way to save cardstock! I often do this when I want a very, very narrow border. If I want 1/8" or more, I prefer paper.

Final thoughts:

This is a pretty simple, lighthearted card. It's also a chance to send someone a smile. I was happy with the end result.

Supplies: (and links where possible)

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

Stencil: Many Marvellous Masks, Bathing Suit - A Colorful Life Designs

Delicate Leaves, A Colorful Life Designs

Stamps: Nellie's Choice , Chickies Series - Happy, Ecstasy Crafts

Ink: Stampin' Up!

Mint Tape: Scrapbook.com

Blending Brushes: Stampin' Up!

Alcohol Markers: Stampin' Blends, Stampin' Up!

Stamping Platform: Misti, Spellbinders

I use a product that has recently retired, however the Misti is very similar.

Adhesive: Tombo Aqua, Michaels

Card Base: Accent 100 lb., Amazon

Card Face: Accent 80 lb., Amazon

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