Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Bluebirds fly 🎵 🎵

... and cats are waiting. Mwahahahaha

3/28/20242 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:  5.5 x 8.5,, scored and folded at 4.25

Card Face: 5.25 x 4

Card Face:

  • I inked up the background stamp (with the cats) using gray ink.   I laid the stamp on my work surface inky side up,  and put the cardstock directly on top of it to transfer the ink.*

  • I put the card face onto my grip mat and positioned the stencil on it.

  • I applied teal ink allowing the flowers to fade towards the edges,  and going a little heavier on the rainbow and the sentiment.

  • I used a white gel pen to add polka dots and highlights to the petals of the flower.

*See Background Stamps under Techniques in the header for a great method for good coverage.


I retrieved the black cat from my Ready to Go binder* -  he had already been cut ,  but not used yet.

*See Ready to Go binder under Techniques in the header, and learn how I use this to save both time and money.


I glued the card face to the card base.

Using a ruler and a microliner  I created a black border on all sides, intersecting at the corners.

Final Thoughts:

I really like the addition of the white gel pen to the flower,  and the addition of the cats to the image.  It makes for a fun card.

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: Boho Happy Birthday, A Colorful Life Designs

Stamps: Curly Tailed Cats, Technique Junkies

Die: cats: Amazon

Stamp Positioner: Misti, Spellbinders

Waffle Flower Grip Mat, 8.5 x 6.5,

Microliners: Amazon

Ink: Stampin’ Up!

Blending Brushes: Stampin’ Up! 

Adhesive: Tombow Aqua, Michaels

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

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