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5/1/20232 min read

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

Getting Started:

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

Card Face: 4 x 5.5

Card Face:

  • I positioned the Contrails stencil on the card face, and secured it with Mint Tape.

  • I used a bright palette for this card: this combination feels like spring to me and I love the way they mix together . I used my blending brushes to put these on the paper, allowing them to overlap and create new colours in the process.

  • I removed the stencil and after cleaning it quickly, put it off to one side to dry.

  • I put the card face in my stamp positioner and centered the tulip stamp both vertically and horizontally. After stamping this in black ink I covered it with a mask (which had already been prepared), repositioned the stamp, moving it to the right and stamped again. I repeated the process once more, moving the stamp to the left of center this time.

** by covering the first tulip with the mask I protected it from being impacted by the two subsequent stamps, ensuring that this firstimage would be clean and would appear to be in front of the other two.


I glued the card face to the card base, centering it vertically.

I shopped my stash for a sentiment and glued that directly onto the card front.

Final Thoughts: This card came together quickly, and I'm pleased with the final result. I love that whimsical little tulip! I see that a bit of ink found it's way under the stencil towards the center of the card. If I had used Pixie spray this wouldn't have happened.

Next time!


stencil: Contrails, A Colorful Life Designs


tulip: Whimsical Tulip, Altenew

sentiment: from my stash, retired

dye based ink: Stampin' Up!

blending brushes: TE - Taylored Expressions, LDRS-, SSS - Simon Says Stamp

stamping platform: Misti - Spellbinders,, Simon Says Stamp

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

adhesive: Tombo Aqua - Amazon, Simon Says Stamp

Mint Tape:

Card Base: Accent 100 lb., Amazon

Card Face: Accent 80 lb., Amazon

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