Bloom Where You're Planted!


4/2/20232 min read

Me peeking out in early April... "is it spring yet? is it safe to come out?"

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.)

Card Base: 4.25 x 11, scored and folded at 5.5

Teal Border:4 x 5.5

Card Face: 3 7/8 x 5 1/8

Card Face:

  • I stamped the cute little tea cup image onto a small piece of cardstock with memento ink, and coloured it with alcohol markers. I also added some highlights with a white gel pen.

  • I trimmed this down with a stitched square die. I diecut two slightly larger squares : one from the same teal as the border and one in a scalloped, darker teal. I cut each of them in half and glued them to the back of the tea cup square as shown. (this is a fun alternative to a solid border.)

  • I used a stencil to add the word "possibili-tea", working with an an ink that matched the lighter teal. I selected a small detail blending brush from Waffleflower for this , to have enough control to create the ombre within a small space.

  • I wanted some spatter on the card face: I decided on white metalllic watercolour so it would be "there", but subtle.

  • I glued the focal image to the card face, above the stencilling, offsetting and tilting to create an asymetrical look.

Stretch Your Pennies:

In a card like this, where the border layer is 4 x 5.5 (1/4" narrower, but full length) I often simply trim two pieces of the desired cardstock at 1/8" wide each and glue them in place beside the cardface. The appearance is the same, but you can save the rest of the cardstock for another project.


  • I glued the teal border layer to card base.

  • I glued the card face tothe teal layer.

  • I took a look at the end result and felt that the metallic spatter was actually too subtle, so I decided to add white Nuvo drops to finish it off. Tip: leave Nuvo Drops 24 - 48 hours to be certain that they are fully dry.

Final Thoughts: the combination of that sweet image and the sentiment is fun, and I think it will bring a smile .


Stencil: Tea Affirmations, A Colorful Life Designs

Stamp: Cute Blooms, Your Next Stamp

memento ink: Amazon, Simon Says Stamp

alcohol markers: Stampin' Blends, Stampin' Up!

Detailed Blending Brushes: Waffle Flower Crafts, Amazon , Scrapbook.com, Simon Says Stamp

Metallic Watercolour for spatter: Aoutle, Amazon

Nuvo Dream Drops, Cloud, Scrapbook.com, Simon Says Stamp

Adhesive: Tombo Aqua, Amazon, Simon Says Stamp

Teal Cardstock: Stampin' Up!

Dark Teal Cardstock: Stampin' Up!

Card Base: Accent 100 lb, Amazon

Card Face: Accent, 80 lb, Amazon

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