Monday 4 April 2022

Big Birthday

It's April which means it's time for a new release from A Colorful Life Designs.  
So happy I had a chance to play with this fun stencil called Dot Spokes.  
It really makes for a fun design.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began by getting out my Stencil Mat and positioned the Dot Spokes stencil over my piece of white cardstock.  I inked it up with some Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink.  
  • When I was happy with the inking, I cut it down to a 4" square that would become my card front panel.
  • Next, I cut out a circle from white cardstock and again, positioned the stencil over it being sure to center it on the circle.
  • I began by inking up the center first with some Cracked Pistachio and moved outwards towards the edge using more Peacock Feathers and then some Wilted Violet DOX ink along the outer edge.
  • While those pieces dried, I die cut the Happy Birthday sentiment from some black cardstock.
  • I glued the inked panel onto a white card base that was 4 1/4" square, then pop dot mounted the circle over that being sure to match it up to the stenciled card front.
  • I glued on the die cut sentiment and added 3 purple gems to finish it off.

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:
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES
Fab 'n' Funky- MASCULINE

Stamps- none
Inks- Distress Oxides; Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Dot Spokes stencil (ACLD); Birthday die (Amazon); 
Stencil Mat (Waffle Flower); TE Blending Brushes; Infinity Circle die (Hero Arts); 
gems (Dollar Tree)


Pat said...

Really pretty colours using this lovely new stencil Karen, and I love the dimension with the added circle which matches perfectly, and the black sentiment looks great over the top. x

meg said...

A great layout and layering in beautiful colours,thank you for joining in at MMM

kiwimeskreations said...

Stunning work Karen, with an amazing result - love your colours :)

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Beauitfully made with the stencil, love how you did it Karen, great colours too.
Faith x

Kia's Place said...

This is such a fabulous look Karen, love it!

Chris said...

Great layout and colours, a fabulous bright and bold design.
Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky

cuilliesocks said...

Love that stencil, and your card is fabulous, super colours too, Kate x

I Card Everyone said...

So fabulous, Karen!

Maria Valente said...

So beautiful! Thank you for playing along at MMM Challenge.