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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!


 

Thursday, March 21, 2024

Tulips to a Special Person


Good morning!  I've been busy this week working on scrapbook pages for a month-long class, and it's been a fun challenge.  I've learned some new things and used supplies that I haven't touched for years, so it's been a great new mental exercise for me.  

To get back into my comfort zone - card making - I pulled out this gorgeous Layered Tulip Trio stencil from A Colorful Life Designs.  I placed the stencil onto a white card and brushed some bright pink ink over the tulip petals first.  Then I removed the stencil and repositioned it so the leaves and stems would line up under my bright pink petals.  I brushed a light green ink over all of the leaves and stems, and then I went back over with a small brush and some darker ink to provide a little shading.  I really didn't want to cover up these gorgeous flowers, so I added a small black sentiment strip that was embossed with white powder (Hero Arts).  Those bold tulip petals make such a striking impact on this card, don't they?

Please feel free to use this code, HollyFan10, to save 10% off your entire order (excluding Master Creator Bundles) at A Colorful Life Designs.  Check out all the great stencils in the March 2024 release and pop this Layered Tulip Trio stencil into your cart.  This code - HollyFan10 - also works on the Card Bling, so stock up on those colors that you have your eye on.  Have a great day!






 

Monday, March 18, 2024

Happy Birthday Monster


Good morning!  Today I have a fun birthday card using several stencils from A Colorful Life Designs.  I've used three brand new stencils:


I started by taping the TriDot stencil to a mango orange card, and I blended some orange ink over the top half and some red ink on the bottom half.  I used the same orange and red inks to mimic the background ombre with the Monsters stencil onto some white cardstock.  Once I was happy with my ombre blend, I moved the Monsters stencil so I could brush some red ink over the monster for the eyes and the mouth.  After I cut out the monster with a circle die, I went back over the eyes and mouth with a black pen and a white gel pen to add some accents.  I die cut a slightly larger circle from black cardstock and adhered it behind my monster circle.  The Long Happy Birthday stencil was placed at the bottom of my card and I brushed some black ink over the stencil, and then I adhered my monster to the center of the card.

Isn't that cute??  There's so many fun ways you can create these monsters and give them their own personalities!  Please feel free to use this code, HollyFan10, when you shop at A Colorful Life Designs.  You will save 10% off your entire order (excluding Master Creator Bundles) so I hope you have fun shopping!  Have a great week!





 

Friday, March 15, 2024

Fairies on Mushrooms


Good morning!  Today I have a whimsical little fairy card to share with y'all.  A Colorful Life Designs has a new Mid Month Motivation stencil which is this cute new Mushrooms stencil.  It will be on sale for only $4 until March 22, so be sure to grab it before it goes back to the regular price. This stencil also comes with three little masks that match the three different mushrooms.  I used both the stencil and the matching masks to create a little forest floor of mushrooms on my card, and then I stamped the fairies (Lavinia) and the sentiment (Visible Image) with a dark brown ink.  After I brushed some brown ink around the edges, I added some of the gorgeous Crystal Metallic Calypso Card Bling.  It's hard to describe this Calypso bling - kinda gold, kinda copper, kinda iridescent, very metallic, and very fun to look at!

Feel free to use this code, HollyFan10, to save 10% off (excluding Master Creator Bundles) your entire order at A Colorful Life Designs.  Check out all the great new March stencils and all the swoon-worthy Card Bling colors.  I couldn't help myself - I bought all of the colors of Card Bling cuz I just had to have them all.  Happy Friday!




 

Monday, March 11, 2024

Today is a Good Day


Good morning!!  Today's card is a good reminder to have a good day, even though it's Monday, right?  Ha ha ha!  I used the new Layered Whirligig stencil from A Colorful Life Designs, and I placed the first stencil down onto a white card and brushed some pale pink ink all over.  Then I removed the stencil and placed the second stencil so it was nestled in between my colored areas and brushed a darker pink over that.  After I removed the second stencil, I put this card into my MISTI tool and stamped this sentiment (Pinkfresh Studio) with black ink.  I also pulled out some Card Bling and added some of the gorgeous Opalescent Peony bling to the little valleys of the whirligig.

Feel free to use this code, HollyFan10, to save 10% off your entire order (excluding Master Creator Bundles) at A Colorful Life Designs.  You can save money on stencils, stamps, and Card Bling, so have fun shopping!  The new March release is full of wonderful new stencils and gorgeous new colors of Card Bling.  Have a good day!


 

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Groovy Flowers Celebration


Good morning!  A Colorful Life Designs released some new stencils last week, and one of them is this new Groovy Flower Solid Mask stencil.  It is a companion mask for the Groovy Flower stencil, and I've used both on this card today.  I started by placing the the Groovy Flower stencil onto a white card and then I brushed some yellow ink all over.  I removed the stencil and then placed the Groovy Flower Solid Mask over the yellow flowers.  I then brushed some yellowy-orange ink over the mask.  You can see how the mask protects the yellow flowers so they maintain their original color while providing some openings for a fun and colorful background.  I added some Satin Black Matte Card Bling to the centers of the flowers and a die cut sentiment (Concord and 9th).

You can use this code, HollyFan10, to save 10% off your entire order (excluding Master Creator Bundles) at A Colorful Life Designs.  Don't forget that the March Card Bling Special will end on Thursday night, so grab that now while you can get it on sale.  You can use the code, HollyFan10, to save an extra 10% off on this bling bundle.  These colors are just gorgeous, and perfect for all your spring cards!  Happy shopping!






 

Saturday, March 2, 2024

Happy Whirligig Day


Good morning!  Here's a bright and happy card to wake you up today!  Isn't that fun??  I used the new Layered Whirligig stencil from A Colorful Life Designs and changed it up a bit to get this fun look.  I placed the first Layered Whirligig stencil down onto some white cardstock and brushed a bright yellow over the stencil openings.  Then I cleaned the ink off the stencil and rotated it slightly so that it overlapped some of the yellow areas.  I brushed some aqua blue ink over the stencil and repeated the cleaning and rotating steps, making sure that the stencil overlapped both the blue and the yellow areas.  Lastly, I brushed some bright pink ink over the stencil.  There is a bit of a rainbow look where the colors overlapped and blended into oranges, greens, and purples.

I added the die cut sentiment (Concord and 9th) to the center of the whirligig and then I glued some Satin Matte Pink Card Bling all over.  This panel was adhered to a white card base and the inside is blank so I can write a message.  I can't wait to mail this to someone.

Please feel free to use my code, HollyFan10, to save 10% off (excluding Master Creator Bundles) when you shop at A Colorful Life Designs.  You can use this code on stencils, stamps, and Card Bling.  There is a special new bundle on the March Card Bling going on right now where you can get all of the March colors for 20% off.  If you use my code, HollyFan10, you can save an extra 10% off that bundle, too.  Just look at those gorgeous colors below!  There has been increased demand for this awesome Card Bling so this bundle is a great way to get them all and save money.  I'm the first one in line to grab them all, so hurry up and get these while you can!  LOL  Enjoy your weekend!









 

Friday, March 1, 2024

Tri-color Tulips




Good morning!  Today there is a new stencil release over at A Colorful Life Designs, and there are some wonderful birthday, spring, and Easter designs this month along with some cute little monsters.  For my card today, I used the gorgeous new Layered Tulip Trio stencil.  I placed this stencil over a white card with the leaves at the bottom and I blended three different colors of green inks over the entire area.  Then I moved the stencil so that the tulip petals were aligned on top of the leaves, and I blended some yellow, pink, and purple inks over the tulips.  To finish this card off, I added a stamped and die cut sentiment at the top.

Be sure to use this code, HollyFan10, to save 10% (excluding Master Creator Bundles) when you shop at A Colorful Life Designs.  You can use this code on the stencils, the stamps, and the Card Bling in the store.  Speaking of Card Bling, there are some new colors in the store for March!  Check out the gorgeous selection below.   There is a Full Set Syndrome Special on the March Card Bling so you can get ALL of these new colors at a 20% discount, AND you can use my code, HollyFan10, to save an extra 10% on this bundle.  How cool is that??  This special will only last for one week, so get it while it's on sale.



The new March stencils are just wonderful, and you can get ALL of them in the March Master Creator Bundle for 20% off.  That is such a great deal.  Just look at those flowers and the bunnies and the adorable little monsters!  Come on back tomorrow and I'll share a card I created with the new Layered Whirligig stencil.  Have fun shopping and Happy Friday!!

















 

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Glimmered Birthday Daisies


Good morning!  Yesterday was super warm (in February?!?!) and my plum trees are covered in pretty little white flowers.  The bees and butterflies were going crazy in those trees, so here's hoping we have a bounty of plums this spring!

My card today was so fun to create.  I placed the beautiful Tall Flowers stencil from A Colorful Life Designs over a piece of white cardstock and then added some pink and orange inks over the whole panel.  Then I removed the stencil and sprayed the panel with some pale pink Glimmer Mist and set it aside to dry.  Meanwhile, I stamped the sentiment with pink ink and die cut it with a matching die (Waffle Flower).  Once my stenciled panel was completely dry, I adhered it to a white card base.  Then I affixed the sentiment and glued some Black Glossy Card Bling to the centers of each of the flowers.  This card is so pretty and shimmery!

Please feel free to use this code, HollyFan10, to save 10% (excluding bundles) when you shop at A Colorful Life Designs.  You can use the code on the Card Bling as well as the stamps and stencils, so shop away!  Go ahead and put the Black Glossy Card Bling into your cart as well as the Tall Flowers stencil.  Take a look at the awesome February release stencils and have a wonderful day!




 

Friday, February 23, 2024

Sunny Happy Tulips


Good morning!  It's a gorgeous day here, and I wanted to share this sunny yellow tulip card with y'all.  I used the Layered Tulip Field stencils from A Colorful Life Designs, but I changed it up a bit.

The Layered Tulip Field stencil set comes with 4 stencils, but I only used the first two stencils on my card today.  I wanted to blend my tulips and leaves for a deeper ombre color so used two different colors of yellow on the flower petals and two colors of green on the stems and leaves.  This gives the Layered Tulip Field stencil set a whole different look, and it adds to the versatility of these stencils.  I added some Black Glossy Card Bling and a die cut sentiment (Concord and 9th) to finish off the card.

Please use this code, HollyFan10, to save 10% off your order (excluding bundles) when you shop at A Colorful Life Designs.  You can use this code on stencils, stamps, and Card Bling, so go ahead and check out all the great new February stencils.  Browse through the different categories and see which stencils catch your eye.  Happy shopping and Happy Friday!!


 

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Double Embossed Tulip Frame


Good morning!  Remember the last two cards I posted with the purple alcohol ink backgrounds?  This is the card that started it all.  I covered some cardstock with regular silver aluminum foil and then dropped the two colors of alcohol ink all over the foil until it was colored.  All that leftover ink that was on my glass mat from this project was used on those purple cards that I posted yesterday and last Thursday.  

So what did I do with my colored foil panel?  After the ink was completely dry, I placed the gorgeous Tulip Frame stencil from A Colorful Life Designs over the colored foil and ran it through my machine with a tan embossing mat.  With the stencil still in place, I applied some Versamark ink over the raised (embossed) areas.  Next, I removed the stencil, covered the foil panel with white embossing powder, and then used a heat tool to melt the powder.  This is so shiny and stunning in person.  The sentiment from Concord and 9th was die cut from some white cardstock and the shadow was cut from some extra foil that was colored with the same alcohol inks.  It fits perfectly in the label area of this stenciled panel.

This Tulip Frame stencil is just beautiful, and it is on SALE for only $4 until February 22.  You've still got time to grab this stencil on sale at A Colorful Life Designs.  Be sure to use this code, HollyFan10, to save 10% off your entire order (excluding bundles).  This code will work on stencils, stamps, and Card Bling, so have fun shopping!  

 

Monday, February 19, 2024

Life Is Sweet Clover Trellis


Good morning!  Today I'm sharing the second card that I created from the puddle of alcohol inks on my glass mat.  The first card that I shared last Thursday was much darker as it absorbed most of the alcohol ink, and today's card is lighter because there wasn't as much ink left for this one to soak up.  I didn't want to waste the gorgeous colors that were on my glass mat from a previous experiment, so I spritzed them with some rubbing alcohol and smooshed some white cardstock into the liquid until the paper was "colored." 

After this panel was completely dry, I placed the Clover Trellis stencil from A Colorful Life Designs over the paper and taped it down.  Then I brushed some purple ink over the whole thing, removed the stencil, and set it aside.  I stamped the sentiment with the same purple ink and die cut it, and I also cut out a heart from some vellum.  The sentiment was glued to the vellum heart and then I glued the heart to my purple panel.  This panel was adhered to a white card base and then I added some pretty Hologram Silver Card Bling around the sentiment.

Please feel free to use this code, HollyFan10, to save 10% off your order (excluding bundles) when you shop at A Colorful Life Designs.  This code will work on stencils, stamps, and Card Bling, so check out the February release stencils and the Clover Trellis stencil.  I love all the gorgeous colors of Card Bling so I had to buy them all - I can't pick just one!!  LOL  Have a wonderful day!



 

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Lily on Alcohol Inks


Good morning!  Today's card is the result of a fun experiment.  I had been playing around with some alcohol inks and there was quite a bit of leftover ink on my glass mat.  I didn't want to waste all that gorgeous color so I squirted some rubbing alcohol over the partially dry inks and smooshed some white cardstock into the inky mess.  After my panel was saturated with color, I set it aside to dry.  At this point, I still had some alcohol inks left on my glass mat, so I grabbed another sheet of white cardstock and smooshed it to pick up the remaining ink.  I'll share that card with y'all on Monday.

After my first panel was completely dry, I placed the new Arum Lily stencil from A Colorful Life Designs over that and taped it down.  Then I applied some white pigment ink over the whole stencil, removed the stencil, and covered the cardstock panel with some white pearl embossing powder.  I shook off the excess powder and melted it with a heat tool.  While this was cooling off, I stamped and die cut the sentiment.  The stenciled panel was trimmed down and adhered to a white card base and then I glued the sentiment to the side of the stenciled & embossed lily.

Please feel free to use this code, HollyFan10, to save 10% off your order (excluding bundles) at A Colorful Life Designs.  This Arum Lily stencil is beautiful and it's the perfect size to fill an A2 card.  Check out all the great February release stencils and have fun shopping!  Happy Thursday!
 



 

Monday, February 12, 2024

Wanton Daisies - Two Different Looks


Good morning!  Today I am sharing two cards that I created using the new Wanton Daisies stencil from A Colorful Life Designs.  It's the same stencil but I used different colors and different embellishments to give these cards their own "personalities."

For the first card, I placed the Wanton Daisies stencil over a white card and applied some yellow ink over the whole card.  Then I adhered some fun turquoise flowers from my stash and added some rhinestones to the centers.  I stamped the sentiment with turquoise ink and die cut and affixed it to the card.





For the second card, I placed the Wanton Daisies stencil over a panel of white cardstock.  Then I inked it up with some yellow and blue inks, with the blue ink overlapping the yellow so it blended into a blue-green color.  I wanted some white daisies this time, so I left the flowers alone and added some Opaque Iridescent Lemon Yellow Card Bling to the centers.  The stenciled panel was trimmed down and adhered to a white card base.  The sentiment was stamped with black ink, die cut, and affixed to the card.  

I love the two different looks on these cards - so fresh and fun and spring-y!  Please feel free to use this code, HollyFan10, to save 10% off your order (excluding bundles) at A Colorful Life Designs.  You definitely need to add this Wanton Daisies stencil to your papercrafting stash as well as some Card Bling.  Check out the February stencils and grab the ones that you just can't live without.  LOL  Have a wonderful day!


 

Thursday, February 8, 2024

Bees in the Trellis


Good morning!  Today I have a "buzzy" card to share with you.  I combined two of the newest stencils from A Colorful Life Designs and this completely changes the look of both stencils.

I started by placing the Clover Trellis stencil down onto some white cardstock.  I brushed some blue ink over the whole piece and then removed the stencil.  Then I took the first stencil from the Layered Bees set and arranged it so that just one of the bees would fit inside the space between the blue trellis "lines."  I brushed some yellow ink over that first bee stencil, picked up the stencil and moved it to the next white space and repeated the process to fill in all the white areas.  I repeated this process with the second stencil and brushed some black ink over the bee body to fill in the black stripes.  For the third stencil (the wings), I placed it over my inked bee body and used my finger to apply some creamy mother-of-pearl paste.  I repositioned the stencil over each of the bee bodies and added the mother-of-pearl wings and then set this aside to let it dry.

Meanwhile, I die cut the "friend" sentiment and stamped the "hello" with black ink onto white cardstock.  I used my yellow brush to add some matching yellow ink to the "hello" strip.  After the bee wings were completely dry, I glued this panel to a white card base and adhered the sentiments to the center.  As a finishing touch, I added some yellow enamel dots to the centers of the blue trellis lines.

I love how this turned out, and it was a fun experiment to see if the bees would fit inside the white spaces.  Please feel free to use this code, HollyFan10, to save 10% (excluding bundles) when you shop at A Colorful Life Designs.  You can pick up this Clover Trellis stencil and the Layered Bees with this discount code.  Take a look at all the great February stencils and check out the gorgeous Card Bling.  The code, HollyFan10, will work on stencils, stamps, and Card Bling, so have fun shopping!  Enjoy your day!


 

Monday, February 5, 2024

You Bring Me Joy


Good morning!  Today I have a soft pastel tulip card to share with y'all.  I love the new Layered Tulip Stencil set from A Colorful Life Designs, and the fun design of this stencil means that I can do all kinds of different color combos.  I went with a soft peach on this card with a slightly darker peach for the little accent areas and the sentiment (Ink Blot Shop).  To finish off this card, I added some Opalescent Cashmere Card Bling to the white spaces between the flowers.  This Cashmere bling is sort of peachy, sort of pink, and sort of yellow.  It's gorgeous when you move it around in the light.

If you've ordered from A Colorful Life Designs in the past year, you probably received one of the fun little freebie packages of Card Bling with your order like the upper left bag in the picture below.  The Card Bling that is for sale in the store now is filled to the top with the bling, so you get a LOT of gorgeous sequins in each package.  They are also labeled with the colors like the bottom right bag you see below.


You can use this code, HollyFan10, to save 10% (excluding Master Creator Bundles) when you shop at A Colorful Life Designs.  This code is good on the stencils, the stamps, and the card bling, so you can save a little money when you buy the new Layered Tulip Field stencil.  Check out the new February release and the gorgeous new Card Bling colors.   Have a great week!








 

Friday, February 2, 2024

Double Honeycomb Honeybee


Good morning!  The new February release at A Colorful Life Designs has me ready for all things spring-related, and this Double Honeycomb stencil is no exception.  I'm looking forward to seeing bees and butterflies and dragonflies flitting around the yard.

For today's card, I placed the new Double Honeycomb stencil over some honey cardstock, and then I brushed some honey ink over the stencil, with the heaviest application of ink at the bottom and lighter towards the top.  The die cut sentiment was glued to the card and then I stamped the "I Love You" sentiment below the "honey."  The bee was stamped and colored with some Copic markers and then glued to the card at the top of the "y."  

Be sure to check out the rest of the February release and pop this Double Honeycomb stencil into your cart.  Use this code, HollyFan10, to save 10% off your entire order (excluding Master Creator Bundles).  You can also use the code on the Card Bling, so go ahead and stock up on the colors that you like the most.

The February Master Creator Bundle includes all 15 new stencils for 20% off, and that's a great deal if you want all of these stencils.  I love all these great stencils, especially the florals.  Come on back on Monday to see a soft pastel tulip card that I created with the new Layered Tulip Field stencils.