A warm hello

to say "I'm thinking of you".


6/8/20242 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

Card Face: 5.25 x 4

Cardstock for bouquet: 5.5 x 4.25 or larger depending on the number of flowers/leaves

Card Face:

  • I laid the card face on my Grip Mat and then positioned the largest stencil from Marvellous Masks Rectangle as shown.

  • I applied bright pink ink to the top and left-hand edges, stopping before the corner in both instances and only going down about ½”.

  • I moved the stencil down approximately ¼”, keeping the edges straight in both directions and applied ink again as I had the first time.

  • I repeated this until I had enough of a pattern to work in the design.


  • I stamped solid images of the flowers and leaves on the other piece of cardstock, using several different colours as shown. I knew I would die cut these, so each stamp was positioned far enough apart to allow this.

  • I used anti-static powder across this entire surface.

  • I put this into the stamp positioner and positioned the outline stamps over the solid images. I stamped with Versamark embossing ink, added gold embossing powder and set it with my heat gun.

  • I repeated this process until each image had a gold outline.

  • I die-cut each image.

  • I looked through my Ready to Go Binder* and selected the Hello, which had been prepared previously and was just waiting for the right moment to shine.

*See Ready To Go Binder under Techniques in the header to learn how I use this tool to save time and money.


  • I glued the card face to the card base.

  • I experimented with the placement of the various flowers and leaves: once I was satisfied I glued them in place.

  • I added the Hello as shown in the image.

Final Thoughts:

The combination of stamps and stencilling make a bold statement on this card, and the gold embossing gives the card a luxe feel. This card makes an impact!

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: Marvellous Masks Rectangles, A Colorful Life Designs

Stamps and Dies: Oh So Eclectic, Stampin’ Up! (retired)

Waffle Flower Grip Mat, 8.5 x 6.5, Scrapbook.com

Ink: Stampin’ Up!

Blending Brushes: Stampin’ Up!

Versamark Embossing Ink: Simon Says Stamp

Gold Embossing Powder, Wow, Simon Says Stamp

Adhesive: Tombow Aqua, Michaels

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

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