Friday 13 November 2020


Meet today's card. 
 A fun and festive one for the holidays which is coming way to quick for my liking.
I created this card using a fun new stencil from A Colorful Life Designs called Circus Harlequin and traditional Christmas colours.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began with a heavy white cardstock panel and using some ScorTape that is low tack, I added pieces across my card front to work as masks.
  • Next, I positioned my Circus Harlequin stencil from A Colorful Life Designs, over the masked panel and inked it up with some Candied Apple Distress ink.  
  • I removed the tape and repositioned it over the red inked areas, matching up the stencil pattern and then added the Mowed Lawn Distress inks over those areas.  
  • I removed all the tape to reveal the inked background, then using my ScorBug, I scored lines along the masked strips to help add interest.  
  • I placed the panel into my Misti and stamped the sentiment using some black Versafine Clair ink.
  • Next, I die-cut the snowflake from SSS twice and glued them together for stability.  I took the center piece of the snowflake and inked that red to match the red in the background.
  • I glued the snowflake to the front of the card, then pop dotted the red center over that adding a black gem to the center of it.
  • I mounted the whole piece onto a heavy white card base.

 Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs
Adding my card to these challenges:
Use Your Stuff- ADD STRIPES
Krafty Chicks- CHRISTMAS
Stinkin' Inkers- QUILTING

Stamps- Christmas Cheer (TT)
Inks- Versafine Clair; Distress (TH)
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Circus Harlequin (ACLD); Post it Tape; Misti (My Sweet Petunia);
Snowflake die (SSS); black gem; ScorBug 


Ellibelle said...

What a fun design and perfect colors!

Kia's Place said...

Is this ever a fun card Karen. I love the look you achieved with the stencil and the awesome colours you used. Fabulous card!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! Another fabulous card Karen, I love the traditional colours and the mix of stencil and dies.
Faith x

Terri's Cards N More said...

Beautiful card. Love how you created the background. Thanks for joining the Stinkin' Inkers challenge.

I Card Everyone said...

Karen that is such a fun name for this awesome stencil... love your card - is there any style you can't conquer?!

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is so festive looking with the traditional Christmas colors and wonderful design. I love the big snowflake!

nancy littrell said...

Clever, Creative Merry and Bright Christmas Stenciled card design, Karen. You amaze me with all your unique and Merry Christmas cards, my friend. TFS all the details of your masking technique. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Pat said...

How very cleverly done to intersperse the red with the green and love the added snowflake with the red centre and the bold black sentiment over one of the gree strips. A fabulous card Karen. x

Ida said...

Very festive card. I love the diagonal stripes and the bright cheery colors. Great card.

Lori m said...

Very pretty card, great stencil the different colors and stripes make a beautiful festive holiday card, hugs, Lori m

Mac Mable said...

What a striking and unique card x. So contemporary and a clever and creative design Karen x.

cuilliesocks said...

A fabulous design Karen and lovely colours too, Kate x

Leanne said...

Wonderful card, like that back ground and the snowflake die you used, thank you for playing our Christmas Challenge at Krafty Chicks Challenge.

Leanne DT/KC

aussie aNNie said...

This is absolutely beautiful, the colours and wonderful design.... just love this.

Monique Nicole Fox said...

Cute. Thanks for playing along with us at UYS.