Greetings! Today I have a fun birthday card to share that uses the Circus Harlequin stencil from A Colorful Life Designs. This is a fun card to make, and it can be done pretty quickly.
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I rolled my brayer into the “Bouquet” Kaleidacolor Ink pad from Imagine. I spritzed it with Ink Potion No. 9 a few times to help keep the ink wet longer and to help it move better on the paper. I rolled it on to a piece of white cardstock and let it dry. Then, I inked the Circus Harlequin stencil on top of the background with Villainous Potion Distress Ink. The Bouquet ink pad is lovely, but doesn’t have purple on it, so I knew using Villainous Potion would be the perfect color to “complete” the rainbow. Once again, I needed to make sure this was really dry before moving on.
Then I stamped the “Happy Birthday” from the Tim Holtz Bold Sayings stamp set with VersaMark ink. I only inked the top half of this sentiment, as I didn’t want to hide my entire background. Then I heat embossed it with one of the pink embossing powders in the Stampendous Floral Garden Embossing Powder Kit. Then I decided I needed some sparkle, so I adhered a small rhinestone on top of each of the circles that were made with the Circus Harlequin stencil. The rhinestones are the Doodles Paper Playground Bold Rhinestones and were adhered with On Point Glue. I also inked the edges with Mowed Lawn and Rustic Wilderness Distress Inks.
It may seem like a lot of work went into this card, but it really came together quickly. And if you don’t want to adhere all of those little rhinestones, you can absolutely omit that step. But it definitely makes the card extra special. Please be sure to visit A Colorful Life Designs to see the hundreds of stencils that are available. There are so many amazing stencils that are unlike any you may have seen before. You can use my code, “AlFan10” to save 10% off of your purchase, not including Master Bundles. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!