Round and round she goes

(you know the rest, LOL)


7/23/20232 min read

Would you like to experiment with a design like this? You'll find a supply list below, including a link to the 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.

I love stripes and polka dots together, and I love finding a fun alternative way to use products too .

Letโ€™s Get Started:

Card Base: 4 x 8 , scored and folded at 4"

Card Face 4 x 4

Small Scrap of Cardstock for Sentiment

Card Face:

  • I secured the stencil to the card face with Mint tape and grabbed some bright pink ink, the appropriate blending brush and set to work.

  • I applied the ink with a pretty consistant coverage across the stencil. (I wasn't aiming for seamless coverage, but didn't want a lot of variation in tone.)

  • I got out my circular Infinity Dies and selected four that would work with the design I had in mind: the largest die was chosen to allow a margin around the circumference of the cut, and the other three were all "next in line but one" ... in other words, I skipped one die in between each of them. This allowed each of the rings I ended up with to be a little wider and therefore more impactful.

  • I put the dies on my work surface and spaced them evenly inside each other, then I secured them with Mint Tape so they couldn't shift.

  • I centered this on my card face, and again secured it with Mint Tape before running it thorugh my Big Shot.


  • I applied the same pink ink to a piece of scrap cardstock large enough to accomodate the Hello die.

  • Using the Grunge Dots stencil, I went over this again with the same ink, creating a fun tone-on-tone polk dot look.

  • I used this to create my Hello diecut. I also cut a second one out of heavy cardstock, and glued this to the back of the polka dot one to provide stability and depth.


  • I glued the card face to the base, running the stripes vertically.

  • I glued down the largest ring inside the opening in the cardface, running the stripes horizontally.

  • I glued the next two rings in place, alternating the orientation of the stripes as shown in the image

  • That left me with the center circle - I knew that I wanted a plain white piece in the center to highlight the diecut, so I simply turned the striped circle upside down and glued it in place. (why create a new one, when I had one that would work!?)

  • I glued the Hello in place as shown: on an angle, and just above center.

  • I scattered some facetted gems around the diecut

Final thoughts:

This card feels fun, fresh and feminine to me. I'm a happy camper.

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.


Graduated Lines, A Colorful Life Designs

Grunge Dots, A Colorful Life Designs

Dies: Fancy Hello, Your Next Stamp

Infinity Dies, Hero Arts,

Ink:Stampin' Up!


Blending Brushes:Stampin' Up!

Adhesive:Tombow Aqua, Michaels

Card Base: Accent 100 lb., Amazon

Card Face: Accent 80 lb., Amazon

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