A whimsical card

for that fun, whimsical friend


5/27/20243 min read

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Let’s get Started:

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

Card Face: 5.5 x 4.25

Card Face:

This card was created with the Marvellous Masks - Rectangles. There are four stencils, and also four matching masks. I used a mixture of stencils and masks for this card. I’ve used them from smallest to largest, numbering them for convenience.

  • Using the smalled stencil first, I centered it carefully on the page,

  • I put the matching mask in place, securing it with a a loop of tape on the paper.. Then I removed the stencil and set it aside. (this was an easy way of centering the mask on the paper, and making sure that the mask is straight.).

  • I put the #2 stencil in place.(the second smallest) centering it carefully around the mask. I held both the stencil and the mask firmly in place as I applied yellow ink.

  • I removed the smallest mask, and replaced it with the one that fit into this stencil, and then I removed the stencil.

  • I put the #3 stencil in place, again centering carefully around the smaller mask. Holding both stencil and mask in place I used orange ink..

  • I removed the smaller mask, replacing it with the one that matched this stencil, and then removed the stencil.

  • I put the #4 stencil in place, centering carefully around the mask and applied pink ink.

  • This was the final colour so both stencil and mask were removed at this point.

  • I used a fine liner to draw double, wonky borders around each colour. . I made no attempt to be perfectly straight,: allowing the lines to wander just a bit produced fun, informal borders.



  • The flowers and leaves had already been stamped and coloured, and were waiting in my Ready to Go binder * .

  • I fussy cut two flowers, and was able to stretch one set of leaves by snipping portions of it off to tuck in around the blossoms.


  • I glued the card face to the card base.

  • I glued the flowers in place, only applying ink in the center of the larger one: this allowed me to tuck leaves in underneath and secure them there.

*See Ready to Go Binder under Techniques in the header to learn how this tool can save you a ton of time.

Final Thoughts:

When I finished the final layer of stencilling I was underwhelmed: it just didn’t look quite finished. So I added the borders to see if I could salvage it: as it turned out this brought the missing bit of character.

I really like this fun 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: Marvellous Masks, Rectangles, A Colorful Life Designs

Stamps: Falling Flowers, Stampin’ Up! (retired)

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

Ink: Stampin’ Up!

Blending Brushes: Stampin’ Up!

Adhesive: Tombow Aqua, Michaels

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

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