be HAPPY, be YOU!


4/5/20242 min read


Would you like to experiment with a design like this? You'll find a supply list below, including a link to the stencils 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 and 4.25

Card Face: 5.5 x 4

I sprayed the second and third stencils with Pixie spray before using them:  once I positioned them on the card face I rolled them throoughly with a brayer to ensure good contact.  

Card Face:

  • I laid the card face on my Grip Mat and positioned the first stencil so that it covered ¾ of the surface.  I applied bright pink ink overall.

  • I removed the first stencil and added the second one,  this one covering the remaining ¼ of the card face.  I applied the same pink ink over this stencil.

  • I removed that stencil and added the third one and applied black ink, covering the entire exposed surface with an intense colour.

  • I used a ruler and a black marker to draw a fine down both long sides.


I stamped the sentiment with black ink,  and used a square stitched die to cut it out.


I glued the card face to the card base,  centering vertically.

I added the sentiment, positioning as shown.

I scattered black bling randomly.

Final Thoughts:

I really like the two contrasting patterns in the background, against the strong black of the woman.

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.


    1. Rotating Rings, A Colorful Life Designs

    2. Graduated Lines,  A Colorful Life Designs

    3. Maggie:   A Colorful Life Designs

Stamps:  Rooted In Nature, Stampin’ Up! (retired)

Stamp Positioner: Misti, Spellbinders

Waffle Flower Grip Mat, 8.5 x 6.5,

Ink: Stampin’ Up!

Blending Brushes: Stampin’ Up! 

Versafine Onyx, Simon Says Stamp

Adhesive: Tombow Aqua, Michaels

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

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