Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Black Ice for Christmas

A Colorful Life Designs' November 2022 stencil release went live today and there are so many good ones! I used the stencil called Black Ice for these 2 cards.
I first adhered the stencil with Pixie Spray to a sheet of Bristol Smooth Card Stock from Blick Art. I have the 11" X 14" pad, so I can use these 6" x 9" stencils to their full advantage. I used my Splat Box and set the panel on some paper towels and sprinkled Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Sparkles Beyond Blue here and there. Then I gave it a spray with water until the crystals dissolved and I just left it to dry for several days.
Once dry, I removed the stencil. It pretty much popped off by itself and I was happy that the Black Ice design remained intact!  It is so beautiful, I wish I could capture that in the pictures.
I stamped Spellbinders' stamp set called Three Kings with Altenew's Obsidian Black Pigment Ink with My Misti several times. It gave a nice deep black coating and I immediately sprinkled with Altenew's Crystal Clear Crisp Embossing Powder.
Lastly, I stamped the "star" from the Three Kings set with Versamark Ink and sprinkled with a Hero Arts Silver Embossing Powder.
This is a gorgeous stencil and if you have "full set" syndrome, Mary Kay from A Colorful Life Designs has a Master Creator Bundle offered at 20% discount for the entire November release:
But, if you want to buy fewer than the whole bundle, my code AnitaFan10 will get you 10% your entire order! There will be lots of inspiration on the website under each stencil image, so have fun and check them all lot. The design team works hard to give you some ideas of how to use the stencils. Stayed tune, I have a lot more to share from this release!

I am also submitting to NBUS:

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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. I can tell from your photos that the shine and shimmer must be spectacular in person, Anita! It's a really beautiful and striking design! Thank you for inspiring everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell

  2. Hi Anita... love this card, beautiful use of stencil. And love thst you've the real reason for Christmas on your card. There aren't as many around this year. Thanks so much for sharing your clever working of it too.
    And may God bless you and keep you and all whom you love safe and well.
    Prayer hugs, Shaz in Oz. X

    {Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
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