Roll With It.

just a guy, a bike and some free time..... priceless


7/1/20232 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.)

Letโ€™s Get Started:

Card Base: 5.5 x 8.5, scored and folded at 4.25

Card Face: 5.25 x 4

Small Scrap of Cardstock for Sentiment

Card Face:

I secured Portal (stencil) to my card face with Mint Tape. I grabbed my blending brushes and applied a dark teal ink. I applied this in a gradient, getting gradually darker was I moved down the card face.

I removed the first stencil and secured Pulled In (stencil), centering it over the pattern that was just stenciled. Grabbing the brush for grey inks, I applied this with a lighter hand, using a fairly consistent coverage over the entire stencil. (if you've been here before, you'll know that I rarely work to create a smoothly inked image. I like the visual interest that varying ink density gives.)

I put the card face into my stamp positioner, and stamped the image with black ink a few times, until I got the intensity that I wanted.


I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of scrap cardstock with black ink.


I put dimensional tape onto the back of the card face, and then secured this to the card base, centering it carefully.

I glued the sentiment diagonally across the top left of the card face.

I added small silver triangular embellishments on both ends of the sentiment, as well as to the bike tires.

Final thoughts:

This was one of those cards where I wanted to use a stencil (Portal), but didn't know which direction I wanted to go with it. The card simply evolved as it was sitting on my desk - and I was really happy with the result. I love the strong graphic feel of this stencil, and in the end it paired nicely with the second stencil and the bike rider.

Supplies: (and links where possible)

I have listed which products I have used, and where they were purchased. It's a huge marketplace and in most instances there are multiple sources and many alternatives to choose from.

Stencil: Portal and Pulled In, both from A Colorful Life Designs


Cyclist: Men Things, Nellie's Choice, Ecstasy Crafts

Sentiment: Game On, Stampin' Up! Retired.

Ink: Stampin' Up!

Mint Tape:

Blending Brushes: Stampin' Up!

Stamping Platform:: Misti, Spellbinders

I use a product that has recently retired, however the Misti is very similar

Adhesive: Tombo Aqua, Michaels

Dimensional Tape: Dollarama

Card Base: Accent 100 lb., Amazon

Card Face: Accent 80 lb., Amazon

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