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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Leafy Birthday Stripes


Good morning!  Today's card is a great neutral card that I can send to anyone for their birthday.  I pulled out some soft sage green cardstock and placed the Broad Swashes stencil from A Colorful Life Designs on top.  I brushed on some medium green ink and then removed the stencil.  After I glued this stenciled panel to a forest green card base, I cut the leafy frame (Taylored Expressions) from another piece  of forest green cardstock.  I also cut some vellum to the same size and adhered it behind the leafy frame.  The sentiment (Ink Blot Shop) was stamped with forest green ink onto a small scrap of sage green cardstock, trimmed down, and adhered to the vellum.  I carefully added some liquid glue to just the back of the frame and some of the leaves and placed it onto the stenciled panel.

That contrast of the straight lines with the rounded leaves is so fun!  Please feel free to use this code, HollyFan10, to save 10% off your entire order (excluding Master Creator Bundles) at A Colorful Life Designs.  The April release has some amazing geometric stencils which are great for making quick backgrounds for your cards.  Have fun shopping and have a great day!




 

Monday, April 15, 2024

Sarcasm is my Super Power


Good morning!  Today's card is super sparkly and full of color to help you wake up on this Monday morning.  I placed the new Pikes stencil from A Colorful Life Designs (use code HollyFan10 to save 10%) over a panel of white cardstock, and then I blended some pink, orange, yellow, and purple inks all over the stencil.  While the stencil was still in place, I spread some glitter paste over the whole thing.  Then I removed the stencil and set this panel aside to dry.  

Meanwhile, I pulled out the new Sarcasm stencil which is full of fun and snarky sentiments and brushed some orange ink over the stencil onto some white cardstock.  Again, I left the stencil in place and spread some glitter paste over the orange ink, and then I removed the stencil and set this panel aside to dry.  

When both panels were completely dry, I trimmed them down and adhered them to some purple cardstock.  The sentiment was adhered to the background and then I added some gorgeous Satin Matte Dark Purple Card Bling all over the card.  Check out that gorgeous sparkle in the picture below.



Remember, you can save an extra 10% off your entire order, excluding Master Creator Bundles, when you use this code, HollyFan10, at checkout.  This code is good on stencils, stamps, and Card Bling, so I hope you have fun shopping.  Happy Monday!



 

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Wake Me Up When It's Friday


Good morning!  Who else didn't want to get up this morning??  Is it Friday yet??  LOL

These new snarky sentiment stencils from A Colorful Life Designs just make me laugh!  To make this card, I started by brushing some inks onto a white card - yellow at the top, pink in the middle, and blue at the bottom.  Then I went back and blended the colors together where they touched to get an orange and a purple.  It's a different kind of rainbow look since there's no traditional green on this one.  Then I placed the new Square to Circle stencil over the card and brushed on some black ink.  The sentiment from the Eye Rolling stencil was brushed with black ink onto some white cardstock and then I cut it out with a stitched rectangle die.  I added some foam tape to the back of the sentiment and adhered it to my stenciled card.

Check out all the great new snarky sentiment stencils at A Colorful Life Designs, and be sure to use this code, HollyFan10, when you check out.  You will save 10% off your entire order (excluding Master Creator Bundles), so have fun shopping for some stencils, stamps, and Card Bling.  I'm going to go back to sleep and wait for Friday.  Hee hee hee!!!


 

Monday, April 8, 2024

Can't People Today


Good morning!  Today is the "big" day that we've been waiting the past six months for - the total eclipse!  I don't know if we'll actually be able to see it since it may be cloudy, so only time will tell.  I've got my fingers crossed that the clouds part just long enough for us to watch the entire progression of the eclipse.

So while we wait, I thought I'd share a fun card with y'all today.  I pulled out the new Four Squares stencil from A Colorful Life Designs and I placed it at an angle onto a white card.  I wanted a different perspective, so I placed the stencil so that one of the corners was facing down to a point.  Then I brushed some pink, yellow, and blue inks over the stencil, letting the colors fade slightly as I went down the card.  Next, I pulled out the fabulous Not Adulting stencil, placed it so that the sentiment was centered at the bottom of the card and brushed some black ink over the "can't people" sentiment.  I love this snarky stencil!  LOL  Lastly, I added some Satin Matte Gold Card Bling to the ends of the stenciled squares.  How's that for a fun and different look?

Please feel free to use this code, HollyFan10, to save 10% off your entire order (excluding Master Creator Bundles) at A Colorful Life Designs.  The April release has some wonderful geometric stencils and a whole bunch of funny and snarky sentiment stencils.  Don't forget about the Card Bling - you know you need it all.  :-)  Have a wonderful day, and here's hoping we can see the eclipse!!





 

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Seriously Shaker Card


Good morning!  I have a fun shaker card to share with y'all today.  A Colorful Life Designs just released some fabulous new stencils and some gorgeous new colors of Card Bling.  I swooned when I saw the new Card Bling, and I immediately had to pull these out and play with them.  I started by putting a few of the colors together, and they worked so well, I just kept adding colors.  The blues and chocolate browns look awesome together, and I added that little pop of gold from the fifth color.  These colors give me that Egyptian vibe, and I thought the new Pikes stencil would be perfect with these (cuz, ya know, pyramids...).  

So, I placed the Pikes stencil over some neutral warm gray cardstock and lightly stenciled a gray ink over the stencil.  I cut some clear plastic slightly larger than the gray panel and taped it to the back on three sides, leaving the top open.  After I poured a little bit of the five colors of Card Bling into the plastic in the front of the gray card, I taped the top of the plastic down on the back.  Look how much Card Bling is still left in the bags after I made this card!  

For the sentiment, I placed the Seriously stencil over some white cardstock and brushed some chocolate brown ink over the sentiment. After I removed the stencil, I die cut this sentiment with a stitched rectangle die.  I also cut out a larger stitched rectangle from chocolate brown cardstock and adhered the sentiment to this piece and then I glued this down on my shaker panel. This shaker panel was then adhered to a white card base

The five colors of Card Bling that I used are:


You can use this code, HollyFan10, to save 10% off your entire order (excluding Master Creator Bundles) at A Colorful Life Designs.  There is a special Card Bling bundle for just this week where you can save 20% off all the April Card Bling AND you can use the code, HollyFan10, to save an extra 10%.  This Full Set Syndrome Special ends on April 7, so grab it now.  Have a great day!




 

Monday, April 1, 2024

Roll My Eyes Out Loud


Good morning!  A Colorful Life Designs released some new stencils and Card Bling today, and you are in for a treat this month!  There are some fun snarky sentiments and some awesome geometric background designs to play with, and the new colors of Card Bling are soooooo gorgeous.  I pulled out a couple of the new stencils and made this fun card for y'all today.

I placed the new Square to Circle stencil over a white card and brushed on some blue, yellow, and hot pink inks at a diagonal for a fun rainbow look.  Then I placed the Eye Rolling stencil onto some white cardstock and brushed some hot pink ink over the sentiment.  That just cracks me up!  While I was reading this sentiment, I remembered that I have the Tim Holtz birds with the crazy eyes, so I just had to add that to this card.  I stamped the bird with black ink and colored it up with Copic markers to match my stenciled background.  Isn't that fun?  

You can use this code, HollyFan10, to save 10% off your entire order (excluding Master Creator Bundles) at A Colorful Life Designs.  There is a special deal this week ONLY where you can get the April 2024 bundle of Card Bling at 20% off AND you can use the code HollyFan10 to save an extra 10% on that Card Bling bundle.  Be sure to get this bundle before the week is up.  I will share a special card on Wednesday and show you how I used five different colors of the new April Card Bling on the same card.  

Another new special this month is that the stencils will be split into two Master Creator Bundles.  You can get all the geometric stencils in one bundle and all of the snarky sentiments in another bundle.  It's great that you have a choice of the backgrounds or the sentiments, and it's a little easier on the wallet.  So go check out the April release and all the gorgeous new colors of Card Bling.  Have a fabulous day!






 

Thursday, March 28, 2024

Quick Whirligig Hi


Good morning!  Today I have a quick and easy everyday card that you can whip up in five minutes or less.  I used the Whirligig stencil from A Colorful Life Designs for the background, and it's such a fun stencil.  I placed the first stencil (this is a layered stencil and there are two parts for this one) onto some white cardstock and brushed some lemongrass ink over the entire panel.  Then I removed that stencil, placed down the second stencil, and brushed on some midnight blue ink.  After I removed this second stencil, I adhered my stenciled panel to a midnight blue card base.  The sentiment (Concord and 9th) was die cut from midnight blue cardstock and white cardstock and then glued to a lemongrass circle.  I added the lemongrass circle to a larger white circle and then affixed this to the center of the whirligig.

How's that for a fast card that you can send to anyone?  You can do this in a whole rainbow of different colors and customize this for the person you're sending it to. How about a set of notecards like this with envelopes to give to someone as a gift so they have cards ready to mail?  If you're really ambitious, how about making several sets of these for Christmas gifts??  Yup - thinking about the holidays already and we're just barely starting the spring season!  Hee hee hee!

Please feel free to use this code, HollyFan10, to save 10% off your entire order (excluding Master Creator Bundles) at A Colorful Life Designs.  The March release is full of fabulous stencils and I know you'll want to add this Whirligig stencil to your crafting stash.  The code HollyFan10 will also work on the Card Bling so go ahead and stock up on those gorgeous colors of bling.  Have a great day!