Sometimes You Just HAVE to Say it

Remarkable You .....

6/6/20232 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.)

Letโ€™s Get Started:

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

Black Card Face: 5.5 x 4

Black card stock for focal image: 5.5 x 4.25

Additional black and white layers as desired 5.5 x 4.25 (to be cut down)

Small Scrap of Cardstock for Sentiment

Card Face:

I used a corner rounder on the two right hand corners, as shown in the image.

Focal Image:

I secured the stencil to the card face with Mint Tape, grabbed my blending brush and my white pigment ink and put a good layer down through the stencil as a base. I let this dry for about 2 hrs as pigment ink is slower to dry than dye ink.

I added bright colours over the white ink randomly - I didn't mask anything off, or try for a pattern. I just wanted colour on top of the black cardstock.

I added detail here and there with a white gel pen.


I cut the cardstock in half lenthwise, and then trimmed around the image leaving a narrow black border.

I glued this onto a piece of 80 lb white cardstock, and then trimmed it down, again leaving a narrow border.

I repeated this pattern twice, each time leaving a narrow border.

I stamped the sentiment in black pigment ink and used clear embossing powder to make it more intense. I fussy cut this - given the soft, rounded edges on the focal image I felt that this would work better than the hard edges of a rectangular cut.

I used the corner rounder punch on the right hand corners of the card base.


I glued the black card face to the white card base alligning to the left.

I glued the multi-layered focal image to this, alligning to the left hand side.

I added dimensional foam to the back of the sentiment and put it in place on the finished card.

Final thoughts:

I really should have let the white pigment ink dry overnight: I had such a generous layer on some parts of it that it wasn't fully dry when I added the coloured ink on top, and I got a sort of a blended version with some of the black trying to peek through. I used a different brush to apply the white this time - it clearly picks up a heavier amount of ink. Good to know. Overall though, I love the boho vibe of this card.

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 many alternatives to choose from.

Stencil: Wave Cloud, A Colorful Life Designs

Stamps: Remarkable You, Stampin' Up (retired)

Blending Brushes: Stampin' Up!

Dye based ink: Stampin' Up!

clear embossing powder: Wow., Simon Says Stamp

White Gel Pens: Sakura, Amazon

Dimensional Foam:Dollarama

Adhesive: Tombo, Aqua, Amazon

Black Cardstock: Stampin' Up!

Card Base: Accent 100 lb., Amazon

White cardstock used for layering: Accent 80 lb., Amazon

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