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7/29/20233 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.)

If you've been here before, you know how much I love using stencils. But - if I can work a couple into a design it's even better , especially when one of them uses a gorgeous watercolour foil.

Let’s Get Started:

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

Border:5.25 x 4

Card Face: 5 1/8 x 3 7/8

Card Face:

I secured the Different Squares stencil to the card face with Mint tape, grabbed my brushes and got to work.

Using a medium toned purple, I applied an even layer of ink through the stencil.

I removed the stencil, and after the ink dried - which didn't take long, as I was using a dye based ink - I added the Curved Sweep Stencil towards the left of the card, securing with Mint Tape.

I applied Duo Gel using a palette knife, and then I pulled a scraper across the surface both to remove the excess and to give a nice smooth finish.

I removed the stencil and put it into water immediately. (why? check out the Working with Multi-Media section under the Techniques tab in the header).

I waited until the gel had dried - this takes anywhere from 45 minutes to a couple of hours, depending on the depth of the layer of gel. It goes on white, and when it is completely clear, it is dry and ready for the next step.

I cut a piece of watercolour transfer foil to the right size and laid it on top of the card face, pretty side up.

I ran the card face through my Big Shot: this applied an even pressure across the piece. Then I removed the piece of foil to reveal the gorgeous results. The Duo gel had dried to become a very strong adhesive, and it held the foil where ever it came in contact. So the stencilled pattern was now covered with foil, and was really beautiful.

I put the card face into my stamp positioner, and stamped the bunny image directly onto it.


I stamped the bunny again onto another piece of sturdy cardstock, and then coloured it with alcohol markers.

I don't have a die with this set, so I cut out the image by hand. I didn't worry about cutting around the finer details, like the bubbles: I simply cut right up to the outline of the bunny and bathtub. The details that I cut off were captured on the stamped image on the cardface, so I didn't need them to be on the fussy cut version.


I glued the border piece to the card base, and then glued the card face directly on top of that.

I glued the coloured bunny over top of the one stamped onto the card face, lining her up carefully.

I used my alcohol markers to add a bit of colour to the bubbles, and also to add a shadow on the floor under the bathtub.

I had a look in my ready-to-go binder** and found that I had the perfect sentiment, just sitting there waiting. I glued that to the card face.

** details on the binder can be found under the Techniques tab in the header.

Final thoughts:

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.

Stencils: Different Squares , and Curved Sweep, both from A Colorful Life Designs

Stamps: Hoppy Moments, Stampendous, Amazon

Ink: Stampin’ Up!

Memento Ink: Stampin’ Up!

Mint Tape:Scrapbook.com

Blending Brushes: Stampin’ Up!

Duo Gel, Icraft, Amazon

Lapis Watercolour Foil, Thermo o web, Scrapbook.com

Alcohol Markers

Stampin’ Blends, Stampin’ Up!

Copics, DeSerres

Stamping Platform::Misti, Spellbinders

The platform I use has retired, but the Misti is very similar.

Adhesive: Tombow Aqua, Michaels

Card Base: Accent 100 lb., Amazon

Card Face: Accent 80 lb., Amazon

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