Just a simple Thank You

can mean so much


5/15/20243 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 at 4.25

Card Face: 5.5 x 4.25

Card Face:

  • I laid.the card face on the Grip Mat, and brushed yellow ink over most of it, adding  purple on the bottom.  I went over the section where the two colours met a couple of times,  to ensure a good blend.

  • I laid the first stencil on top and used a light hand to apply the same purple ink across the exposed surfaces.

  • I removed that stencil and added the second, positioning as shown.  This is a two-part stencil,  and I added the vase first,  using the purple ink again, but with a heavier hand this time.

  • I removed that portion of the stencil and allowed time for all the ink to dry thoroughly: I dusted the card face liberally with anti-static powder.

  • I brought in the floral section of the stencil: I pressed Versamark Embossing ink through the stencil, removed the stencil and added white pearl embossing powder.  I set this with my heat gun.

  • I cleaned all the stencils carefully before I moved on.

  • I positioned the first stencil on the card face, carefully lining up the pattern again.  Then I brought the vase stencil back and positioned it over the other, lining it up with the inked image.   

  • I pressed Versamark embossing ink through the swirly stencil - the vase stencil ensured this was contained inside the desired area.  ( I decided that I didn’t want the pattern on the neck of the vase,  so I used a piece of Mint Tape to mask that section off.)

  • I sprinkled on gold embossing powder and set it with my heat gun.


  • I looked through my Ready to Go Binder * and found the gold  “Thanks”, pre-cut and stored for just such an occasion.

See Ready To Go Binder under Techniques in the header to learn how I use this tool to save time and money.


  • I glued the card face to the card base and then added the sentiment as shown.

Final Thoughts:

I love the colours in this card so much:  I’m not usually a ‘purple person’,  but I’m loving it here.

I love the look of the  White Pearl embossing powder,  but it gets a bit lost on this colourful card,  only showing clearly if the card is tilted in the light.

It was harder than I thought to line up the pattern inside the vase, matching the first inking.   I finally found the match,  and I like the subtle detail of the pattern flowing seamlessly between the background and the vase.

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 Airy Swirls:  A Colorful Life Designs

 ` #2 Layered Vase With Sprig:  A Colorful Life Designs

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

Ink: Stampin’ Up!

Blending Brushes: Stampin’ Up! 

White Pearl Embossing Powder: Wow, Amazon 

Gold Embossing Powder: Stampin’ Up!

Adhesive: Tombow Aqua, Michaels

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

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