Happy New Year with A Colorful Life Designs January 2023 Release

Happy New Year to all! You might want to grab a coffee or tea before reading this post, it is long, but I am sure you will enjoy.

We are celebrating today with A Colorful Life Design January Release, of which the above card is one I made for this release and is called BoHo Heart.

Candied Apple, Mustard Seed and Salvaged Patina gave colour to the above 5.5" square card. The sentiment is from A Colorful Life Design too - called Oodles, I have used it quite a bit on my cards this month.
This card is using the CrissCross Stencil.

For this design I used Aged Mahogany, Abandoned Coral, and Kitsch Flamingo along with a Penny Black die. For the sentiment I die cut it from white glitter foam and glued to the card front. The centre panel is propped up using foam tape.
This stencil is called Heart Wreath.

The colours I used are Kitsch Flamingo, Candied Apple and Festive Berries. I die cut the Heart and attached using foam tape to the centre of the Wreath. I then die cut the "love" sentiment three times in white and attached it to the Heart. To finish I added red gems.

Such a beautiful stencil this is. I used Festive Berries, Worn Lipstick distress inks along with Pink Glitter Paste for the Hearts and Circles. The sentiment is from the Oodles Stamp set. Added red gems to finish.
This stencil is "Love Letters".

Such a fun stencil, one of my faves for sure. I did a rainbow across the paper, leaving the bottom and top in the white. The colours I used are Candied Apple, Abandoned Coral, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Salvaged Patina and Wilted Violet. The sentiment is from the Oodles Stamp set, stamped using Memento Ink.
This stencil is Neuro Hearts.

The stencil is 6x9, so it offers many possibilities. For my card I opted for faves this time of year, being Candied Apple and Worn Lipstick. I stamped the sentiment from the Oodles Stamp set using Memento Ink in black for a crisp look.

For this card I used Fabriano Hot Press watercolour paper, putting down distress inks in Victorian Velvet, Antique Linen, Picked Raspberry and Chipped Sapphire, which I watered down. 

Using my paint brush I painted all the areas needing colour. I then added splatters using those colours and let the piece dry. Moving on to the stencil area using a Sharpie black thick pen I coloured in the black area. 

To finish I die cut the sentiment first using black foam glitter, then watercolour paper, and painting with the Victorian Velvet.
Up next is "Measured Geo".

I wanted this card to be clean and crisp all in blues. I think it would be a great thank you card from or to a guy. I used Broken China, Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire. For the sentiment I stamped using VersaFine Clair ink in Blue Belle and mounted on a navy card base.
This stencil is called "Neuro Doodle Supernova".

I had a wonderful time adding colour to this stencil, and used some of my faves, being Salvaged Patina, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed and Rustic Wilderness. 

I matted with black cardstock and attached to a Neenah card base. The sentiment is one of Tim Holtz stickers, which is attached using foam strips.

This stencil is "Rainbow Love".

I opted to use two colours for the rainbows, being Kitsch Flamingo and Mustard Seed. I added in Broken China on the Hearts. I then die cut the sentiment using 110lb Neenah card and blended the Broken China and a bit of Mustard Seed, attaching using foam tape. To finish I added a few yellow gems.

For this my final card I used two stencils, the first being "Three Circles", and the second being "Multi Dots". 

My colours are Speckled Egg, Evergreen Bough and Broken China. For the second stencil I used Ranger Glacier White Pigment Ink, laying it down on my glass mat and picking it up from there with a sponge dauber. 

The panel is attached to the card base using foam tape. The vellum is attached using Vellum tape with the Big Squishy Hugs stamped using the Evergreen Bough and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

Phew - that is a long post, but I do hope you have enjoyed the cards. When purchasing your stencils don't forget to use my discount code:

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1 comment

  1. Darling and stunning cards Kia, great designs colours and love them all... cleverlady


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