The Best Things in Life Aren’t Things

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

The Best Things in Life Aren't Things Greeting Card Design

The best things in life aren’t things! This is a lovely reminder to take time to appreciate your life and live it to the fullest. I wanted to create a holographic look to go along with this nice message. Combining Mboss, StazOn ink pads and Vertigo sheets is the best way to create a holographic card theme. The StazOn inks will quickly dry on the Vertigo sheet and following the pattern of the sheet will enhance the result. The white card base brightens the StazOn colors adding extra background lighting and the Mboss in Hologram creates an added effect.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour


Step 1

On a 2 x 4 inch piece of watercolor paper, stamp the flourish design with VersaMark, cover with the Mboss embossing powder in Hologram and heat set.

Step 2

Cut the Vertigo sheet to 4 x 6 inches.

Step 3

Color with the StazOn in Fuchsia Pink and Vibrant Violet using sponge daubers trying to follow the pattern of the Vertigo sheet.

Step 4

Continue adding color with the StazOn Sunflower Yellow and Azure.

Step 5

Stamp the sentiment, butterfly and flourish design with the VersaMark, cover, and heat set the Mboss embossing powder in Black both on the Vertigo sheet and the watercolor paper. Fussy cut the butterfly. Cut out the sentiment in a square and set aside.

Step 6

Set the Vertigo sheet and the flourish embossed paper strip on the card base using the Tear It! Tape.

Step 7

Continue adding the butterfly stamped image, the sentiment and the rest of the embellishments as you see fit.


  • Cardbase
  • Watercolor paper
  • Kaiserkraft stamps – Flourish, Tigerlilly
  • Paper Roses
  • Metallic beads
  • Scissors