This is Sally. Sally sparkles whereever she goes.

be like Sally.


2/23/20243 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

Black Border:  5.5 x 4.25*

Card Face: 5.25  x 4.00

Small strip of white for sentiment

Small strip of black to use behind the sentiment

*See Cheating on Layers and Borders under Stretch your Pennies in the header

Card Face:

  • I stamped the image with Memento ink,  and coloured it with alcohol markers. (I also used a metallic gold gel pen for her gold jewellery)

  • I dusted the card face liberally with anti-static powder.

  • I put the card face onto my Grip Mat and positioned the stencil. 

  • I traced the pattern with an embossing pen in each of the rays around her, removed the stencil,  sprinkled on silver embossing powder and set it with my heat gun.

  • I wanted to highlight the old gal a bit more,  so I drew a rectangle around her with a ruler and pencil.  I used the ruler again as well as a micro liner to go over the rectangle,  but taking care to go between the rays and not over them. (That way the rays appear to be going over the top of the rectangle,  rather than the other way around.)


  • I stamped the sentiment with black ink and then cut it into two pieces as shown.

  • I also cut the black strip to the appropriate lengths and glued them to the back of each sentiment piece,  allowing the black to peek out at the bottom.

  • I put a foam strip on the back of each sentiment piece.


  • I glued the black layer to the card base,  and the card face on top of this, centering vertically.

  • I added the sentiment strips as shown in the image.

  • I added gold and silver bling as shown.

Final Thoughts:

I love this old gal,  all glammed up and ready to hit the town.  I was glad to have a chance to get her out and have a play.  She is perfect for this sentiment - as anyone can tell,  with all that jewellery!

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:  Stick Rays, a Colorful Life Designs


    Old Gal - You’ve Got Style, Stampin’  Up! (retired)

   Sentiment -  Glitter,  A Colorful Life Designs

Waffle Flower Grip Mat, 8.5 x 6.5,

Ink: Stampin’ Up!

Versamark Pen:  Amazon

Micro Liners: Amazon

 Memento Ink: Stampin’ Up!

Alcohol Markers:

     Stampin’ Blends: Stampin’ Up!

     Copics:  Wallacks


    Hologram Silver, a Colorful Life Designs

    Metallic Gold,  A Colorful Life Designs

Adhesive: Tombow Aqua, Michaels

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

Do you have comments or thoughts to share on this design?  Drop me a line in the Contact section in the header -  I’d love to hear from you!

 Before you go -  use the Notifications box (below)  to be notified when I release new work!

This Handmade Card is Gonna Get a GRIN!