Dream Big Dreams!

then go after them


6/5/20242 min read

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

Your reach should always exceed your grasp…. keep dreaming kitty cat!

Let’s get Started:

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

Card Face: 5.5 x 4.25 (prior to being cut down)

Card Face:

  • I laid the card face onto the Grip Mat and positioned the stencil. I applied a mixture of blue and green inks across the exposed surface trying to get both colours on most of the fish.

  • This stencil is created with fish swirling around an opening - I stamped the little kittie into the opening.

  • I coloured her with alcohol markers.


  • I positioned the card base carefully in my stamp positioner and stamped Dream Big on the bottom of the front fold. I stamped a couple of times to get the intensity I wanted.

  • I used a curvy die to cut off the bottom of the card face at a height that worked with the large sentiment.


  • I glued the card face to the card base, aligning along the top and on both sides.

  • When the glue had dried I used a blue marker to create a line along the curved edge.

  • I sprinkled some bling randomly along the bottom edge, close to the sentiment.

Final Thoughts:

I like this whimsical card, with an encouraging message.

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: Fishy Frame, A Colorful Life Designs


Ups and Downs Kitty, Unity Stamps

Artful Expressions, Unity Stamps

Dies: Edgelits Dies, Sizzix, Amazon

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

Ink: Stampin’ Up!

Blending Brushes: Stampin’ Up!

Bling: A Colorful Life Designs

Memento Ink: Stampin’ Up!

Versafine Onyx Black: Simon Says Stamp

Alcohol Markers:

Stampin’ Blends: Stampin’ Up!

Copics: Wallacks

Adhesive: Tombow Aqua, Michaels

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

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