Memories of a sundrenched summer's day

and freedom to do whatever you like


7/6/20242 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

Card Face: 4 x 5.25

Card Face:

  • I laid the card face on the Grip Mat and positioned the stencil. I applied yellow ink from the top right corner down into the card face, stopping about ⅔ of the way down.

  • I allowed the ink to dry and then put the card face into the stamp positioner.

  • I created the scene using black Memento Ink for the stamping, and then coloured using alcohol markers.

  • I added the clouds to the sky, colouring them in using white gel pens to cover the yellow ink.


I added dimensional foam to the back of the card face, and then glued it to the base, centering on all sides.

I added Glossy Accents to the kite, to make it stand out

Final Thoughts:

I find the kite too dark in this scene, and would use lighter colours if I were to recreate this card. Aside from that I’m happy with the end result.

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: Around the World, a Colorful Life Designs

Stamps: Summer Days, Stampin’ Up! (retired)

Waffle Flower Grip Mat, 8.5 x 6.5,

Ink: Stampin’ Up!

Blending Brushes: Stampin’ Up!

Memento Ink: Stampin’ Up!

Alcohol Markers:

Stampin’ Blends: Stampin’ Up!

Copics: Wallacks

Glossy Accents, Tim Holtz, Simon Says Stamp

Adhesive: Tombow Aqua, Michaels

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

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