May 1 Release by A Colorful Life Designs


Welcome to A Colorful Life Designs latest release. You will see from my cards that I had a great time with this release!

For my first card today I used stencils "Gate Open" and "Puppy Woof". The card is 5.5 square using a royal blue cardstock. I added a square of white glitter card which I had applied gold ink to. I then added the top piece, using the dog and the sentiment all done using Chipped Sapphire and Blueprint Sketch.

On the inside I used the "Woof" stencil, and again used the Chipped Sapphire and Blueprint Sketch distress oxide inks - so fun! To finish up I added a few gold gems by Pinkfresh.

Now that the dogs are out I can turn to the cats and let them out! This is "Cat Stretch". For colour I used distress oxide inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron and Worn Lipstick. 

I stamped the sentiment using VersaFine Clair ink in Nocturne. and did the border using Twisted Citron on Hammermill card.

For the inside of the card I spritzed with a bit more water on the stencil I used on the front and turned the stencil over on a piece of Hammermill cardstock, holding in place until the inks transfered.

I then stamped the sentiment which comes from the same set I used for the front of the card, being Pinkfresh Happy Vibes stamp and dies.

This card as another that was fun to make. I love the bright colours here, which are distress oxide inks in Worn Lipstick, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron and Salvaged Patina stenciled on a Neenah 110lb cardbase.

On my cardbase I used the Dotted Lines stencil along with the above colours. On a second piece of 3x3.5inch Hammermill cardstock I stenciled on the cat, using all the colours in the card background, then added a piece of Gina K Designs yellow cardstock on an angle and using foam tape to attach.

Using thin foam squares I attached the stenciled sentiment "I'm So Purrrfect".

This stencil is called Layered Heart Stencil. It too is a favourite, as I think it has many possibilities and is also so very pretty. For this card I used distress oxide inks in Ripe Persimmon, Squeezed Lemondade, Picked Raspberry and Lumberjack Plaid.

On the card inside I again spritzed the stencil and turned it over on Hammermill cardstock to transfer the impression. It is very pretty and so soft looking, I really like it. I stamped and die cut the sentiment on the cardfront using VersaFine Clair ink in Charming Pink and attached using foam tape.

 For the inside of the card I stamped using VersaFine Clair ink in Fantasia.

This stencil is "Classic Circus". 

I have stenciled directly on my cardbase which is a Neenah 110lb cardbase using distress oxide inks in Peacock Feathers and Salvaged Patina. On the inside I did not add extra water as I wanted the stenciling to show lighter. I like the sublte look. 

I stamped the sentiment on the card front using VersaFine Clair ink in Nocturne, and for the inside I used VersaFine Clair ink in Warm Breeze.

This is "Frolicking Dog". 

This is a fun stencil top colour and is easy to use. I used Pinkfresh inks to colour the dog in Doe, Warm Buff and Gathered Twigs. For the florals around the dog I used Pinkfresh Emerald City and distress inks in Spiced Marmalade, Picked Rapsberry, Squeezed Lemonade and Barn Door.  I added some Black Soot to the dogs nose and ears.

For his collar I used a gold glitter pen, and added dots in the centre of the flowers with the same pen.

Here I am using "One Dog" and "Big Bones". For colour I used distress oxide inks in Gathered Twigs, Tea Dye, Tattered Rose (Bones) and Gina K Designs Charcoal Brown.

I matted this card using brown cardstock on both the outside and inside of the card. I stenciled using the three different colours in order as follows: Tattered Rose, Tea Dye and Gathered Twigs. For the Bones I only used the Tattered Rose.

This makes for a fun and easy card to put together.

On this card I am using "Cattitude" and "Meow" which is on the inside. I decided to keep it all in pink to represent a female kitty, being Kitsch Flamingo.

The cardstock is from Recollections, and the white cardstock is Hammermill 100lb. For a bit of sparkle I added a pink rhinestone as the cat's eye. This is a really simple card, yet one that I like very much.

For this card I am using Neenah cardstock. In a small cup I mixed together some Grit Paste with Tumbled Glass reinkder, mixing until smooth and applied it over the Kitty Heart Face stencil.  I mixed it up until it was smooth then applied it using the Cattitude stencil.

I then stenciled part of the "Cattitude" sentiment on a piece of white Neenah card using Broken China distress oxide ink.

And my final card for today.

For this card I am using the Blazing Stars Stencil. 

For a change I decided to use Stickles Glitter Gel Nebula for this card. It is a gel, which you can see in the mixture being the white part of the gel, with the gold stars mixed in.

 Wish I could fill the star with the "stars", but that is sort of impossible.

Thank you for joining me today. I hope you have enjoyed these cards using the new stencils. Don't forget to use my discount code when purchasing from the store which is KiaFan10

See you next time.



xoxo, Kia