Saturday, May 28, 2022

Chill Vibes with A Colorful Life Designs

Memorial Day is fast approaching and I have a couple more posts for A Colorful Life Designs as one of their Guest Designers for May 2022. If you haven't been following my posts, A Colorful Life Designs is a woman owned company out of Dallas, Texas. Mary Kay, the owner, designs and creates the amazing array of unique and innovative stencils she has for sale. If you'd like to shop and pick up a few stencils, just click on the links in blue and you can save 10% with my discount code on your entire order: AnitaFan10.
This stencil (Picture from Mary Kay's website) is called Messy Diamond Grid:
If you love Mixed Media like I do this stencil is a keeper! I want to use it with paste and gels for an art journal and a canvas for home decor for future projects. For this card I used Ranger's Distress Ink Prize Ribbon with the stencil over a panel of  Bristol Smooth Paper. I tried to keep the color really dark in the middle and fade out to the edges.
We are a dog loving family, so I am always are drawn to good dog stamps and dies. These cuties are from Newton's Nook called Beach Barks & Beach Barks Die Set. Stamped with Altenew's Obsidian Black Pigment Ink onto Ranger's Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Paper. I almost always use this paper through my laser printer for digital stamp and have lots of scraps left over. They are perfect for stamped images. I did use Altenew's Crisp Clear Embossing Powder quickly once stamped for that nice glossy appearance.
I did a quick watercolor with my Daniel Smith 238 Dot Set - it is great to have all the color choices! I always like to have the coordinating die - look how it cut out between the images - for I find it hard to do any other way. Also, the little shells that come with the set make for fun embellishments, too!
The sentiment, Chill Vibes, is from Ellen Hutson Stay Cool by Julie Ebersole set.
So I hope you all have a "chill" summer and check out the links for these fun fun products!
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Hello, welcome to Stampin With Anita. I love crafting in all forms. It gives me great joy to create something special. I hope you enjoy your visit.


  1. Adorable pups and they really shine atop your wonderful messy diamond background. Just love this, Anita - so glad you shared it at NBUS!! Linda, May Guest Designer

  2. Anita, such a cute card. Love the pups. You are so creative. I am happy to feature your cute card at Love Your Creativity. Happy weekend.



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