Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Cheers Dad with A Colorful Life Designs

Cheers, friends! My Guest Designer card for A Colorful Life Designs today uses the Floating Blocks Stencil. I've used it before, but this time it is the entire subtle background.
Here is the image of the Floating Blocks Stencil from Mary Kay's website:
I used Ranger Ink Distress Oxide in Tumbled Glass with a light hand for the background, but  I believe the blocks images really stand out. The beer glass is from Visible Images stamp set called Bring On The Beers.
Stamped in browns on Ranger Ink Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Paper and watercolored with browns, golds and a little blue. Glossy Accent on the foam. All fussy cut.
Simple sentiments on the outside and in from Waffle Flower's Home Brew stamp set.
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Sunday, May 22, 2022

With Love with A Colorful Life Designs

My month as the Guest Designer for A Colorful Life Designs is going by so quickly! Today card is very subtle but that is just the type a background I love. It's there and creates all the drama in a quiet way. If you do shop at A Colorful Life Designs click on the links in this blog to their website and use my discount code: AnitaFan10 for 10% off your entire order!
Today's stencil is called Stylized Four Petals and it is such a versatile stencil:
I choose to ink blend only one color: Ranger Ink's Distress Oxide - Salvaged Patina darker where I wanted the focal point and fade out to the edges:
I cut the panel with Penny Black Dainty Dashes Stackers for a design around the edge of the card panel. I almost always use a die to cut a card front panel for some reason I can't ever cut the panel straight with my cutter!
The rest of the die cuts on the card came from Sizzix: Flowers in Umbrella #665180. Even the little bird. I die cut most of the flowers and umbrella from scraps of watercolored paper I had in my stash where I was playing with Ken Oliver's Watercolor Powder:
You get those fun bursts of color and I tried to line up the die cuts to reflect those smatterings of color.
I've left the inside blank until I have an occasion to use this card - birthday, thinking of you, baby or bridal shower...lots of different occasions. But it all tied together with the Stylized Four Petals stencil!
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Saturday, May 21, 2022

Father's Day with A Colorful Life Designs

More Father's Day cards! Yes, once I get started it's hard to stop creating with the stencils from:
Today I wanted to use this stencil from A Colorful Life Designs called Floating Blocks:
I made 2 cards (big surprise!) both with the same background, just different sized fish on the cover:
I created the background by ink blending a few Distress Oxides onto Bristol Smooth card stock: Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky and Faded Jeans through the Floating Blocks stencil.
Then I ran the ink blended panels through a Pink and Main embossing folder called: Catch A Wave.
And viola! A cool background with lots of movement for the fish!
The fish are stamped from Jessica Lynn Original set called Fishing on Phantom Lake watercolored and fussy cut.
Really has such great movement!
The outside sentiment strip is from Taylored Expressions Mini Strips called You're the Best.
Here is the coordinating die - cuts them all out at once!
The inside sentiment is from Waffle Flower's Home Brew Stamp Set:
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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Primitive Fish with A Colorful Life Designs

Hi friends - Today I have a couple of  cards for Father's Day both made with A Colorful Life Designs' Stencil called Primitive Fish.


Here is the stencil picture from the website for A Colorful Life Designs:
You know if I make one card, I make at least two or three. For this card I was playing with Ranger Ink's Distress Oxides: Twisted Citron, Salvaged Patina, Prize Ribbon and Mowed Lawn and ink blended through the Primitive Fish Stencil onto Hammermill Smooth Paper.
Just a unique colorful background with a simple focal point for a masculine card for Dad.
The card below was more of a mixed media version. I sprayed a piece of Vicki Boutin's American Crafts All the Good Things Foundation Paper Mixed Media Paper: I used Pixie Spray on the back of the Primitive Fish stencil, waited just a minute, then laid the stencil onto the mixed media paper rolling the stencil down with my Tim Holtz Medium Brayer.
For the cool colorful background I used some Deco Art Media Misters Yellow Green and then Distress Spray Stain in Peacock Feathers and Mustard Seed.
The white circles are a snippet of a die by Art by Marlene Studio Light BM02, seems to be discontinued. I just wanted another layer of somethin' somethin'.
The sentiments inside and out are from Waffle Flower's Stamp Set: Home Brew.
Happy Father's Day is just perfect in this font:
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