Easter Blessings

making special cards for special people is one of the most satisfying things .....


3/29/20232 min read

Would you like to play around 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 below 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.)

Getting started:

card base (cream or ivory) : 5.5 x 8.5, scored and folded at 4.25

Card Face (purple or mauve): 5.25 x 4

A scrap of ivory card stock for the sentiment.

Card Face:

I used a wonderful stencil called Retro Star Grid from A Colourful Life Designs. I paired it with an Opal transfer foil, and the result is stunning. (I can't get a picture that does it justice.)

I used a die from Spellbinders that cuts a negative image, allowing the contrasting card base to show through.


I heat embossed Blessings onto cream coloured cardstock, using a purple pearlized powder. I cut this down into a long, narrow rectangle and then used a punch on each end to give it a finished look.


I don't own a hot foil machine, so when I want to foil I use Duo Gel by Thermo-web. You have to be certain that you buy the right foil (not "heat transfer") but after that it's easy and the results are stunning. You simply apply the gel to the area that you want to foil, and leave it until it turns clear (it goes on white). It is very sticky when it dries - be careful putting foil anywhere near it until you're certain of the placement. Clean off any tools as soon as you are doneworking with them: if using a stencil remove it carefully and get it into water asap. (I don't have water in my craft room, so if I'm working with any kind of stencilling paste or gel I have a rectangular dish of water beside me to put tools/stencils in. Then when I'm done the session I take it to the sink and give it a scrub .)


I glued the card face to the card base.

I placed the sentiment across the die cut egg and glued it in place.

I placed speckled purple pearls here and there in the egg, on the ends of the curly-cues.

I placed a small irridescent pearl on each end of the sentiment.

Final Thoughts:

I am really happy with this combination of materials. The stencil suggests stained glass to me, and the sheen of the foil working with that particular design is such a good partnership. The lovely die from Spellbinders is a perfect compliment to that duet.


stencil: Retro Star Grid, A Colorful Life Designs

die: Spellbinders Shapeabilities Filigree Egg Die: Amazon or Spellbinders

die cutting machine: Amazon, Scrapbook.com, Simon Says Stamp

Opal transfer foil: Scrapbook.com, Simon Says Stamp

Duo Transfer Gel by Thermo-web: Simon Says Stamp, Scrapbook.com

Versamark: Amazon, Scrapbook.com, Simon Says Stamp

pearlized purple embossing powder: this was a gift from someone who was purging, and sadly I have no idea what brand it is, or where it came from.

speckled pearls: colour burst pearls, Studio Katia

irridescent pearls: Studio Katia

Adhesive: Tombo Aqua, Amazon, Simon Says Stamp,

purple cardstock: Stampin' Up

cardbase: Accent 100 lb, Amazon

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