Make a Wish

Make a Wish

Hello friends! Today's card was created for the Shopping Our Stash Challenge #459 (triple threat). I had already made a card for this earlier, but was so inspired by the challenge that I decided to make one more. I am also sharing it over at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper November Challenge (there are 3 pieces of patterned paper in the card!) and at Happy Little Stamper's Anything Goes with Dies as well as their Stencil Challenges for November.

Supplies used:

  • Ink: Catherine Pooler's Tiara ink

  • Dies: Essentials by Ellen (Hutson)'s Wild Garden by Julie Ebersole die set, Gina K's Master Layout 2 die set

  • Paper: Red, purple and yellow patterned paper in my stash, smooth white cardstock, previously ink smooshed watercolor paper in blues and greens, previously alcohol inked Yupo papers in purples, reds, yellows, ad blue/greens with some gold foil attached

  • Embossing Powder: Ranger's Holographic embossing powder

  • Stencils: The Crafters' Workshop Believe Script (small), A Colorful Life Designs' Milky Way and Dashing Circles stencils

  • Fresh Copper Nuvo Embellishment Mousse

  • Sprays: Heidi Swapp Color Shine Spritz in white (retired), Technique Junkies's Wine Stain and Mardi Gras Shimming Bliss Spray

  • Washi tape: Altenew's Many Dots washi tape 

  • Sequins: Catherine Pooler's Portland sequin mix

  • Tim Holtz's Sentiment Label Stickers


I got to spend a lot of quality time with my die cutting machine and stencils while making this card. As I started thinking about triple threats, I decided to try to have 3 sets of triple threats! 

The background (white) panel was created with three stencils using a few different mediums. A piece of smooth white cardstock was sprayed with white Heidi Swapp spray through the Dashing Circles stencil from A Colorful Life designs. After it dried, I die cut the panel with the second-largest die from Gina K's Master Layout 2 die set. I added a piece of Altenew's Many Dots washi tape over the center of the card, and then roughly ripped the edges for a more organic look. Then I used an ink blender and the Believe Script stencil from The Crafter's Workshop to add Fresh Copper Nuvo Embellishment Mousse to the top right corner and bottom left corner of the panel. At this point, I messed up a little and had to blend with some of the residual mousse around the edges of the panel to cover up a little extra copper that snuck onto the panel where I didn't want it. After the panel dried, I ink blended Catherine Pooler Tiara ink through the Milky Way stencil from A Colorful Life Designs on the top left and bottom right corners of the panel. I quickly added Holographic embossing powder to the Tiara ink and heat embossed. Then I set the background panel aside.

Next, I spent some time making the flowers. Each flower was made in a similar manner: I cut out each flower twice from previously alcohol inked Yupo paper--once where only the outline of the flower was left, and once where I used a piece of washi tape to hold the whole flower together. Each of the outline (top layers) of the flowers were melted and curled with my heat embossing gun. Then each of the two layers of each flower were glued together and set aside to dry. Meanwhile, I turned to the leaves. Each flower has one leaf that was die cut from a blue/green piece of previously alcohol inked Yupo paper that was also curled/melted with my heat gun, and a leaf that was cut from a previously ink smooshed piece of watercolor paper in blues/greens. After they were cut and heated, I added one of each type of leaf behind each of the flowers. After the glue had dried, I glued the red flower and the leaves attached to it to the cardbase with more glue, and attached the purple and yellow flowers (with their leaves) to the card panel with foam tape.

I then turned to the 3 layers of patterned paper behind the panel. I used the largest die from the Gina K Master Layout 2 die set to die cut a piece of purple, red and white with yellow patterned paper. I enhanced each of the panels--I ink blended more of the Catherine Pooler Tiara ink around the yellow and white paper, sprayed Wine Stain Shimmering Bliss spray on the red paper and finally sprayed Mardi Gras Shimmering Bliss spray on the purple paper. After each of the panels dried, I glued all 4 layers (purple, red, yellow and top white panel) with glue as shown in the picture. I then attached the whole thing to an A2-sized white cardbase with more glue.

To finish the card, I added some white and yellowish iridescent sequins from Catherine Poolers' Portland sequin mix and tucked a sentiment from Tim Holtz's Sentiment Label Stickers onto the card. I really liked how I was able to incorporate 3 different triple threats on this card (stencils, patterned papers, flowers) onto this card and how it turned out and I hope you did as well. Thanks for reading!






  1. I just love this gorgeous card with all the wonderful layers, textures and colour combinations you've used, Anna! So eye-catching!!! Thanks so much for sharing at HLS Watercolour this November. Stay safe! :)

  2. Wonderful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge. Good luck!


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