Sunday, August 7, 2022

Christmas with A Colorful Life Designs

Recently Mary Kay of A Colorful Life Designs asked the Design Team if we would make samples for some of the stencils. I said, sure, and one of the stencils she sent was this Christmas Star:
This stencil is so good for a wonderful background all year round. I created a masculine background using Ranger Ink's Distress Oxide Vintage Photo, but think of the embossing powders, glazes, sprays, glitter and yes, colorful ink blending, you could do for celebration cards, Patriotic cards, and on and on. So many good uses for a background stencil like this. 
The buck is from  Sizzix's Tim Holtz Cool Yule Die Set (as of this writing on sale for $5.75 from $22.99!):
How cute are these guys?! I die cut all the pieces from white cardstock, left them in the panel and ink blended various browns. The scarf, glasses and mustache were all die cut from colored card stock.
My glasses are a bit off on my gentleman...we lost power while I was working on this and I kept going in the fading light.  Oh well...not too bad.
The sentiment was die cut 3X from the same red as the scarf. I used Paper Rose's Season's Greeting die:
All in all, I think a really cool masculine Christmas Card that all began with the Christmas Star Stencil! If you shop at A Colorful Life Designs use my discount code: AnitaFan10 for 10% off your entire purchase (excluding bundles)'ll love them!!!

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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. Super card, the stencilled stars make a great background for your lovely buck. Thank you for sharing your card over in the NBUS Challenge this month.
    Liz - Guest Designer xx

  2. I LOVE this guy - and those stars behind are the perfect backdrop!

  3. This is a beautiful card! I love those dies, and that sale price is amazing! Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting on behalf of Paper Fun Day. I appreciate you! Your card with fit this week's challenge at for Little Things - the gems and the small stars count! Hope you'll come play along. Have a blessed day! Smiles! Janis

  4. Definitely a "cool" card, love your Buck and the star background. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at Critter Crazy Challenge this week. Good Luck and I’m looking forward to seeing you
    again in our next challenge.



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