Live, Laugh, Love

by Designed by Cathie Allan



  • Colorbox Fluid Chalk Petal Point®: Ocean Breeze
  • Design Adhesives: Pretty Petals© Hot Fudge Studio
  • Designer Foils: Seaport
  • ColorBox® Stylus Tools: Black Handle, White Circle tips
  • White cover stock paper: enough to create die cuts plus
  • (1) 5.5” x 8.5” (scored & folded) card and (1) 5.5” x 4.25” panel
  • Sizzix Big ShotTM
  • Sizzix Bigz Die - Frame Back, Ornate #6
  • Sizzix Bigz Die - Flower, Daisies
  • Magenta rubber stamps: Wisp Branch & words stamp
  • Matching ribbon & brads
  • 3L Scrapbook Adhesives E-Z Runner®& Foam Squares


  1. Use Big ShotTM to create Ornate frame & Daisy die cuts with cover stock following manufacturer’s directions.
  2. Load Wisp Branch rubber stamp generously with Fluid Chalk® Lime Pastel ink. Press stamp onto the 5.5” x 4.25” panel with vigor; rocking and smearing stamp around, to create the illusion of an image in the background. This is Cathie’s “Stamp Smoosh” technique. Repeat over the entire panel until background has desired look.
  3. Ink white circle tip with Lime Pastel; apply more ink over stamped images with tip. Work in small circles, BUFF & FLOAT and do not rub.
  4. Clean stamp. Ink stamp with Fluid Chalk® Yellow Citrus and stamp randomly over what you have just created, as shown. Clean stamp.
  5. Finally, ink stamp with the Fluid Chalk® Azurite and stamp across bottom of panel. Ink second white circle tip with Fluid Chalk® Aquamarine; apply ink over images. Work in small circles, BUFF & FLOAT and do not rub. Set aside.
  6. Repeat steps 2 – 4 on die-cut frame. Leave a small white area on frame. Ink word stamp with Fluid Chalk® Azurite and stamp on white area. Set aside.
  7. Embellish bottom half of panel, as shown, using Design Adhesives Pretty Petals and Designer Foils Seaport following manufacturer’s instructions.
  8. Cover Daisy die cut with tape adhesive and apply Designer Foils Seaport.
  9. Embellish Ornate Frame with foiled die cut, ribbon & brad, as desired. Adhere die cut to panel with foam mounts. Adhere panel to front of card with adhesive tape.

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