You Did It!

some moments just deserve a card


10/24/20232 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.)

Let’s Get Started:

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

Brown Border **: 5. 1/8 x 4 1/8

Card Face: 4.5 x 3.75

Small Scrap of Cardstock for Sentiment

Card Face:

  • I created the base of the card face using the End Cut Method***

  • I attached the stencil to the card face with Mint Tape and set to work.

  • I applied versamark through the stencil, scattered a variety of metallic embossing powders randomly (gold, silver and copper) and set it all with my heat gun.

  • I distressed the edges of the card face with dark brown ink.


  • I die cut the three leaf silhouettes out of self-stick vinyl, removed the backing, and put them in place along the left-hand side. I allowed them to butt up against each other, making it look like one long strip.

  • I used a die on the left hand side to create the look of a page torn from a notebook.

  • I used a corner rounder punch on the bottom right corners of the base and the border layers.

  • I stamped the sentiment with the same dark brown ink that was used earlier, and cut it out with a scalloped rectangular die.

**Stretch Your Pennies: See Cheating on Layers and Borders under this title in the drop down

*** Technique: See End Cut Technique under this title in the drop down menu


  • I glued the brown border layer to the card base, aligning on the top and left.

  • I glued the card face to the brown layer, tilting to the right as shown and trimming the bottom right corner so that it didn't extend past the brown layer.

  • I glued the sentiment in place.

Final thoughts:

I really like the fun, relaxed vibe this card has, between the layout and the die cut edge on the card front. However, if I was doing it again, I wouldn't cut the lower right edge off the card front - I would allow it to extend down into the border..

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: Meteorites, A Colorful Life Designs


Leaf Vignette, Frantic Stamper

Notebook Edger, Frantic Stamper

Ink: Stampin’ Up!

Versamark:Stampin' Up!

Embossing Powders: Stampin' Up!


Blending Brushes: Stampin’ Up!

Adhesive: Tombow Aqua, Michaels

Card Base: Accent 100 lb., Amazon

Card Face: Accent 80 lb., Amazon

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