Believe In Yourself by Fliss Goodwin


Hello crafty peeps, Fliss here today with something totally different to my steampunk art last week as I'd like to share my first card in an absolute age in lovely bright Spring colours to warm things up and with a motivational sentiment too as we all need this one at times.

I cut a piece of mixed media paper slightly larger than my square 8x8 kraft card blank and taped the gorgeous floral frame on in the centre. I then applied light texture paste through the stencil using a palette knife to make the very pretty border design.

I placed the stencilled panel on a radiator to dry and it did take quite a while so you need to be a little patient with it. The paste when dry is really lightweight and perfect for use on paper as if you're making a card, it won't fall over.

I next chose some pretty citrus shades of multi surface paint, placing blobs on a plate and diluting them with water before painting the stencilled areas. Once everything was dry, I tore round all the edges (using a ruler) to give a distressed edge.

Serendipity now came into play as when stencilling on the paste, I managed to get a bit of stray paste in the central area where I wanted to add the text. To rescue it, I cut a square of mixed media paper to fit the centre and then used the same stencil with some leftover watered down yellow paint to add a pattern. It came out rather grungy but I like it!

I stamped on the text with green ink and made a butterfly embellishment by stencilling on painted paper with Distress Oxide ink using the butterfly mini stencil and cut the image out to add to the card.


That's Crafty! Clear Stamp Set - Motivational Words Set 2
That's Crafty! 8 x 8 Stencil - Flower Border
That's Crafty! Mini Stencil - Butterfly
That's Crafty! Multi Surface Paints - Green, Lime, Orange, Teal, Yellow
That's Crafty! Medium - Light Texture Paste
Distress Oxide Ink - Broken China
Mixed Media Paper
Water Mister
Kraft Card Blank

Have a great weekend and see you next week. Exciting happenings very soon at That's Crafty! so don't forget to follow us here so you don't miss out!

Fliss x

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  1. Such a wonderful message to self, dear Fliss, and every one,- created this, should have no doubt in believing in herself :-) It is sending much optimism and happy thoughts, of springtime, and summer bliss. Love the frame of flowers, and your sweet butterfly resting a bit in the sun.
    Hugs, Dorthe, xx

    1. Thank you so much Dorthe, so kind and could do with it today as it's wet and very chilly over here xx

  2. I do love that stencil Fliss, you really have warmed things up with your spring themed card. Beautiful words just as Dorthe said and ones I need to take more heed of!! Thank you for your inspiring creation.
    Hugs Tracey xx

    1. Thanks so much Tracey, need warming up today as it's so cold and no heating as my hubby is having to fix a tap! xx

  3. I love the zingy zestiness of your card Fliss, brings Spring that little bit closer
    Donna xx

    1. Thanks so much Donna, really wishing for Spring today xx

  4. Wonderful sentiment which should be heeded by all! Beautiful card with all the gorgeous citrusy colours and texture from the paste. Stunning card! xxx

    1. Thanks so much Chris and so glad you like it too xx

  5. Beautiful card Fliss! Love the bright colours 😍

  6. Such a pretty card, very uplifting.
    Lynne xx

  7. I love this FLISS and it was a good inspirational message for me today too!! What a neat way that you did it - loved reading your step by step. The colors are so bright and it's just a HAPPY card!!! Xj.


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