Be Amazing, Be YOU

Make your Own Contribution to the World


5/31/20242 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:   4.25 x 11, scored and folded at 5.5

Border:  Lime Green,  4 x 5.5 *

Card Face:  3 ⅞ x 5.5

*See Cheating on Borders and Layers under Stretch Your Pennies in the header.

Card Face:

  • I laid the card face onto my Grip Mat and positioned the stencil.

  • I carefully tore a piece of paper to cover the top/top left of the card -  I wanted to protect the area where the hair would be - and wasn’t in the mood to trace and cut, LOL.

  • I applied a heavy coat of black ink to the outline of the face and features.

  • I masked off the bottom/bottom right of the card face and inked up the hair , using bright colours:  green, yellow, pink and blue.

  • I removed the stencil,  but left the mask in place over the bottom of the card face:  I spattered each of the four colours to represent her wild and beautiful hair.


  • I stamped the sentiment and used my paper trimmer to cut it down to the size I wanted.

  • I put dimensional tape on the back of the sentiment strip.


  • I glued the green border layer to the card base, and then the card face on top of both, centering carefully.

  • I put the sentiment strip in place as shown.

  • I glued two bits of green bling onto the end of the sentiment, as shown.

Final Thoughts:

I love Maggie  (the stencil)  she is free-spirited and self-confident:  proven here by her colour choices for her hair …at least for  today.

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: Maggie, a Colorful Life Designs

Stamps: Be Yourself, Frantic Stamper,  Ecstasy Crafts

Waffle Flower Grip Mat, 8.5 x 6.5,

Ink: Stampin’ Up!

Blending Brushes: Stampin’ Up! 

Memento Ink: Stampin’ Up!

Bling: A Colorful Life Designs

Adhesive: Tombow Aqua, Michaels

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

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