Sunday 3 March 2024

Let's Celebrate!


Welcome
Today's card has a great festive, happy feel to it.
I used the new for March 
stencil from A Colorful Life Designs.
I paired it up with and older release called Round Fragments to add more interest to the flowers.

So, here's what I did to create my card.
  • I place the Heart Flowers stencil over a piece of white cardstock and inked it up with some Ripe Persimmon Distress Oxide ink.  
  • I took out the Round Fragments stencil and masked around a few of the elements on it to use as the flower centers.  I placed those over the flower centers and inked with some Lumberjack Plaid DOX ink.
  • Using the eraser end of a pencil, I added the dots randomly around the flowers using the same colours as mentioned above.
  • Next, I splattered the whole panel with my white Posca pen to add interest.
  • I die cut the sentiment from some red cardstock and the sentiment shadow from the center of the stenciled flowers.  I glued the red sentiment die cut onto the shadow.
  • I glued the stenciled panel onto a piece of red cardstock and then onto an A2 sized card base.
  • I used some foam tape to pop the sentiment over the area that I had die cut away.

Here are the stencils I used:


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Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Little Red Wagon- STENCIL POWER
Seize the Birthday- RED AS THE MAIN COLOR
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES

Supplies
Stamps- none
Inks- DOX
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Stencils (A Colorful Life Designs); die (Heffy Doodle);
White Posca pen; foam tape; TE Blending Brushes

Saturday 2 March 2024

Bright Birthday


Welcome
Meet one of the new for March stencil from A Colorful Life Designs called
I used just the tulip flower heads for my card and gave the stencil a whole new look.

So, here's what I did to create my card.
  • For today's card, I decided to use just the flowers heads from this stencil, so I placed a piece of white cardstock onto my Make Art Station and then positioned the flowers from the Layered Tulip Trio stencil over the middle of my panel.  
  • I wanted to make a 'sunny' feeling card so, I inked it up with some Fossilized Amber, Ripe Persimmon and a hint of Lumberjack Plaid.
  • I lifted the stencil, shifted it into the other direction and inked again.
  • I repeated that process until the whole panel was inked.
  • Next, I splattered with my white Posca pen and set aside to dry.
  • I die cut the birthday sentiment from a piece of white cardstock, then inked it with the same colours of ink that I had used for the stenciling.  To give the sentiment more prominence on the card front, I die cut it again 3 x's with some white and glued them all together.
  • I glued the panel onto a piece of yellow cardstock, then onto an A2 sized card base.

Here is the stencil I used:

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Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES
My Time to Craft- CREATE YOUR OWN BKG
Little Red Wagon- STENCIL POWER

Supplies
Stamps- none
Inks- DOX
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- stencil (A Colorful Life Designs); TE Blending Brushes;
Make Art Station (Ranger), white Posca pen; Happy Birthday die (Amazon)

Saturday 24 February 2024

My Wish for You


Good Morning
Today's card is a fun one using a new for February stencil from A Colorful Life Designs called

Lots of possibilities with this one. 
Good one for layering too and it's big enough for scrapbook pages.

So, here's what I did to create my card.
  • I cut a piece of white cardstock and then measured to find the center point.
  • Instead of laying the whole Spinning Sun stencil onto my cardstock, I laid just half of it onto the middle line that I had marked on the panel, then inked it up with some Cracked Pistachio and some Uncharted Mariner.
  • I repeated that process until the whole piece of cardstock was inked.
  • Using my white Posca pen, I splattered the whole thing and set aside to dry.
  • I got out a scrap piece of white cardstock and inked that up with some more of the Cracked Pistachio and some Uncharted Mariner DOX ink and cut the sentiment from that.  I splattered that as well.  I die cut the sentiment shadow with some white and glued the sentiment into place onto that.
  • I glued the stenciled panel onto a piece of blue cardstock, then onto an A2 sized card base and used some foam tape to add the sentiment over the middle.

Here is the stencil I used:

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Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Just Us Girls- ANYTHING GOES STENCIL WEEK
Craft Rocket- BIRTHDAY
As You Like It- MASCULINE OR FEMININE
(I think bold designs work best for men)
My Time to Craft- MAKE YOUR OWN BKGD

Supplies
Stamps- none
Inks- DOX
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- stencil (A Colorful Life Designs); die- SSS; white Posca pen;
foam tape; TE Inking Brushes

Friday 23 February 2024

Bee Happy

Welcome
Today's card was a fun one to create.
I used a couple of new stencils for February from A Colorful Life Designs called
I also used an older stencil called Buffalo Plaid.

So, here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began by cutting a piece of white cardstock, placed the Double Honeycomb stencil over that and inked with some Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide ink.
  • I used a hexagon die to cut the stenciled panel into pieces and set aside.
  • Next, I cut another piece of white cardstock and  placed the Buffalo Plaid stencil over that.  I inked it with some Fossilized Amber DOX ink.  
  • I laid out all the little hexagon die cuts and using the Layered Bees stencil, added a bee to each of the hexagons using some Ripe Persimmon DOX ink and some Versafine Clair for the details.  
  • I added some inking around the outer edges of the hexagons and splattered with my black Posca pen.
  • I glued the Buffalo plaid background onto a 4 1/4" square card base.
  • Using some foam tape, I added the little hexagons over the Buffalo Plaid.
  • I had a piece of black shiny paper (recycled) and die cut the letters for the sentiment from that and glued them over the hexagons.

Here are the stencils I used:



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Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Crafts Galore Encore- ANYTHING GOES
Ellibelle's Corner- I SPY SOMETHING THAT STARTS WITH 'B'
The Creative Crafters- ANYTHING GOES

Supplies
Stamps- none
Inks- Versafine Clair; DOX
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- stencils (A Colorful Life Designs); TE Blending Brushes;
Hexagon Infinity dies (Hero Arts); black Posca pen; Ditsy Letters dies (Photoplay)

Monday 19 February 2024

May Your Wishes Bloom


Good Morning
Meet some more of the new for February stencils from A Colorful Life Designs called
This flowers stencil is a larger one and perfect for scrapbookers, but for my card, I used just one of the flowers.

So, here's what I did to create my card.
  • I cut a piece of white cardstock and placed one of the flowers from the Four Flowers stencil over my paper. 
  • I inked the flower up with some Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide ink in the middle and then blended outwards with some Ripe Persimmon and some Picked Raspberry DOX ink.
  • Leaving the stencil in place, I put new Rocky Path stencil right over it and inked again with the same colours. It added not only more colour but also interest to the flower.
  • I removed both stencils and splattered with my white Posca pen.
  • When the panel was dry, I die cut the sentiment from it and cut the sentiment shadow in white.  I glued the two together.
  • I glued the panel onto a piece of pink cardstock, then onto some orange the onto an A2 sized card base.
  • I used some foam tape to add the sentiment over to the side of the flower and then finally, added a black gem to the middle of the flower head.

Here are the stencils I used:
Four Flowers


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Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
2 Sisters on the Blog- SOMETHING WITH THE LETTER 'M'
Beautiful Blossoms- ANYTHING FLORAL

Supplies
Stamps- none
Inks- DOX
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- stencils (A Colorful Life Designs); Make A Wish die (SSS);
TE Blending Brushes; white Posca pen; black gem

Sunday 18 February 2024

Feel Better Soon!


Welcome
Meet the new for February 
from a Colorful Life Designs.

Here's what I did to create my card.
  • As usual, I placed a piece of white cardstock onto my Make Art Station, added the Spinning Sun stencil and inked it up with some Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide ink right into the center.
  • Next, I added some Broken China and then some Uncharted Mariner DOX right along the outer edges.
  • Use a circle die, I cut a circle right from the middle of the stenciled panel and set aside.
  • I splattered my card front with my white Posca pen and while that piece dried, I stamped the Get Well sentiment onto the circle and glued that onto a larger white cardstock circle.
  • I glued the panel onto a piece of blue cardstock, then glued that onto an A2 sized card base.
  • I used some foam tape to pop the circle sentiment back into place.

Here is the stencil I used:

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Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies
Stamps- Big and Bold Sentiment and die (SSS)
Inks- Distress Oxides
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- stencil (A Colorful Life Designs); TE Blending Brushes;
Make Art Station (Ranger); Infinity Circle Dies (Hero Arts); 
white Posca pen; Misti (My Sweet Petunia)

Saturday 17 February 2024

Arum Lily Sympathy


Welcome
Some more stenciling fun today using some new stencils and an older one from 
A Colorful Life Designs.
This beautiful new flower is called 
Arum Lily that I paired up with Rocky Path and Script
I thought it would make a lovely sympathy card.

So, here's what I did to create my card.
  • I placed a piece of white cardstock onto my Make Art Station and put the Arum Lily stencil over that, centering it up.
  • I used some Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide ink at the base of the flowers, some Ripe Persimmon next and some Picked Raspberry DOX ink right along the upper edges.
  • I masked around the leaves, then added some Cracked Pistachio DOX ink and a touch of Rustic Wilderness to add some depth.
  • To add a bit more interest to the whole stenciled image, I went over it using the Rocky Path stencil with the same colours I used for the first inking.
  • Next, I laid the Script stencil (an older release) over the lily and inked that carefully around the it with some Cracked Pistachio DOX ink.
  • I placed the stenciled piece into my Misti to stamp the sentiment.
  • I glued the finished panel onto a piece of green cardstock, then onto an A2 sized card base.
  • Finally, I added 5 black gems underneath the sentiment.

Here are the stencils I used:



Thanks a lot for coming by and taking a look.

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Supplies
Stamps- More Sentiments (Avery Elle)
Inks- Versafine Clair, DOX
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- stencils (A Colorful Life Designs); Make Art Station (Ranger);
TE Blending Brushes; black gems