Saturday 23 December 2023

Joyful Moments


Good Morning
Just a few days until Christmas arrives.  I hope you holiday plans are going well!
Today's card is a fun one using just one part of a layering stencil from A Colorful Life Designs called

So, here's what I did to create my card.
  • I placed a piece of white cardstock onto my Make Art Station and then placed just the berries part of the Layered Holly stencil over that.  I inked it up with some Lumberjack Plaid Distress Oxide ink.
  • I removed the stencil, cleaned it off and flipped it around upside down and placed it back onto my cardstock.  I inked again with some Rustic Wilderness DOX ink.
  • I wiped the stencil clean and then decided to add some more of the dots using some Squeezed Lemonade DOX ink.
  • I still wanted more dots, so using the eraser on the end of a pencil, I added more dots using the red.  Those were a bit bigger then the stenciled ones, which helped balance out the design.
  • Using a white Posca pen, I put dots into the eraser stamped ones to add more interest.
  • When my card front was dry, I die cut the "JOY" sentiment from the center.  I die cut the shadow with some red cardstock and glued the 2 together.
  • I dry embossed a piece of red cardstock as I wanted to add interest to the open part of the sentiment, then I glued the stenciled card front over that and then onto an A2 sized card base.
  • I used some foam tape to pop the sentiment back into place, matching up the stenciled pattern.
  • I added some die cut pieces around the sentiment to finish my card off.

Here is the stencil I used:
(I used just the berries)

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Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Little Red Wagon- UNDER PRESSURE

Stamps- none
Inks- DOX
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- stencil- A Colorful Life Designs, white Posca pen, 
Make Art Station (Ranger), Big Tidings Dies- (Tim Holtz), Mosaic Angles eb folder (Altenew)


kiwimeskreations said...

What wonderful use of the stencil Karen - I love the cheery finished card
Christmas Blessings

Fiona said...

Love the cheerful look to your card - thanks for sharing with us at Krafty Chicks challenge

Pat said...

What a clever way of using just one layer of this stencil Karen, and the colour combination is so bright and pretty, and the 'Joy' cut from this layer stands out beautifully especially with the red centre to the 'O' and love the added stars and snowflakes. x

Leanne said...

Very happy bright card.
Thank you for playing our CAS (clean and simple) Challenge at Krafty Chicks Challenge this week. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Leanne DT Member/KCC

Kate said...

Such a lovely, bright Christmas card! Great stencil too!

Thanks for joining us for our “Under Pressure” last-minute Christmas challenge at Little Red Wagon this week! I hope that you and yours had a blessed Christmas Day!

Small Bits of Paper

Dawn Phillips said...

This is such a joyful card. I can't help but smile at it. Thanks for joining us at Cardz4galz. Love Dawn x

Lynda said...

What a fun and colourful card - love it. Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz xx Lynda/Loopyloo DT