Endless Creativity: A Repeatable Card Design Gem!

Endless Creativity: A Repeatable Card Design Gem!

Hi there


I hope you've had a great week. I ran a Zentangle workshop yesterday so I've spent quite a lot of time drawing samples for that, so it was a refreshing change to make a card this weekend.



Today, I'm bringing you a simple recipe for making multiple cards with different stamps. Swap out the different elements, e.g. the embossing folder, stencil and stamps, and create a completely different look. Cute, fancy, you name it, this design can be used in multiple ways and take the guesswork out of things.


  1. Cut a panel of cardstock 3.25" x 5.25" in purple. I used Concord & 9th's Fig cardstock.

  2. Spritz the panel with water and emboss using Altenew's Areca Palm 3D Embossing Folder.

  3. Smoosh a white ink pad gently over the embossed panel to add white to the raised elements. I used Lawn Fawn's Yeti, but a good alternative would be Concord & 9th's White Pigment

  4. Stencil a 6" x 4" white card base using Altenew's Soft Lilac Dye Ink with Altenew's Leaf Drops Stencil. (Alternatives - this or this).

  5. Attach the embossed panel to the stencilled card base.

  6. Stamp and colour the vase of flowers from Reverse Confetti's Botanicals Stamp Set. I love this set because it can be used for any occasion. I need to buy the matching die, though, as I don't have it. It's one of those buy it now or you'll never get it again things.

  7. Stamp the sentiment from Altenew's Sentiment Strips 2 and die cut using the matching set, Featured Sentiments Die Set. Die cut two more 'blanks' and add them behind the stamped sentiment, attaching them to the card. I use this die set for most of my sentiments because it works with any brand. It's fab!

  8. Add a strip of cardstock across the bottom to create a 'shelf' for the vase to sit on, adding some glitter cardstock behind before adhering to the card panel.

  9. Fussy cut (or die-cut) the vase and add to the 'shelf' with pop dots.

  10. Add some white gouache paint splats to finish.


Artist Marker colours used:

  1. Hunter's Green and Sweet Leaf

  2. Deep Iris and Soft Lilac

  3. Pumpkin Pie, Yellow Ochre, Sicilian Amber



Top Tips:

  1. Spritz your panel before running your card through your die-cutting machine to add the embossing, as the card can crack (see pics below for when I forgot to spritz!).

  2. Don't press too hard when applying the white ink pad to the embossing folder; smoosh it lightly.

  3. Create matching cardstock by using your Artist Markers to colour plain cardstock. I did this for the yellow ochre strip at the bottom, as I didn't have cardstock in that colour.



I hope you have fun playing around with the card. Remember to check out Flashback Fridays' bargains for this week.


Have a great week!




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