Hello crafty friend

you inspire me


3/23/20242 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

BlackLayer:  4.25 x 5.5  

Card Face 4.25 x 5.5

Card Face:

  • I positioned the card face on my Grip Mat,  and then laid the stencil over top.

  • I used a variety of bright colours (green, blue, purple, pink, orange) selectively across the stencil:  I wanted the blooms to be multi-coloured but took care not to mix colours that would create muddy tones.

  • I removed the stencil and set it aside, and  then put the card face into my stamp positioner.

  • I stamped the large HELLO in black,  stamping repeatedly to get a very dark, solid image.

  • I added the smaller “crafty friend” just below.

  • I took the card face out of the positioner and added a rick rack die below, matching the angle of the sentiment.  I ran this through the Big Shot.

  • I added spatter with metallic silver watercolour.

  • I trimmed ¼” off of the bottom piece of the card face.


  • I glued the black layer to the card base.

  • I added both pieces of the card face, aligning at the top and bottom.  This left a ¼” gap between the two because I had trimmed the bottom.

  • I added bling under the diagonal cut, positioning as shown.

Final Thoughts:

I’m really happy with how the different elements in this card play together.  

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: Heart Flowers, A Colorful Life Designs

Stamps: Hello, It’s Me, Taylored Expressions

Die: Amazon

Stamp Positioner: Misti, Spellbinders

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

Ink: Stampin’ Up!

Blending Brushes: Stampin’ Up! 

Metallic Silver Watercolour:  Amazon

Bling:Blackout  Mix, A Colorful Life Designs

Adhesive: Tombow Aqua, Michaels

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

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