Hello! I love the card I’m sharing with you today. It’s very me. It’s got lots of black, holographic elements, plus bold colors. It features the new Fresh Lace stencil from A Colorful Life Designs, which is beautiful.
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I really wanted to make the fresh Lace stencil pop, and not just make a soft and pretty card. Don’t get me wrong, it’s totally perfect for that…but if you know my style, I like to push boundaries. I took an old Gel Press print I made using Radiant Neon Reinkers from Imagine. I had just brayered the colors on to my Plate to create a really bright rainbow. Now, I temporarily adhered the stencil to the background and inked it up with VersaMark ink using a sponge dauber, so I could be sure to get a good coat of ink.
Next, I poured Detail Black embossing powder on top of the inked area after I removed the stencil. I heat set it, and got the rad result you see here. Fresh Lace is a 6×6 stencil, so I cut it down, and now I have a second piece I can use at a later date. I added a black strip of cardstock below the stenciled panel…but I needed something to go on top of both top create a better transition. So I grabbed some holographic cardstock and cut a thin strip. I used the same cardstock to die cut the Brushed Hello die from Simon Says Stamp, which I also cut twice out of black cardstock to raise the sentiment off the card. I actually kept the edge of my card base white…which I don’t often do, but I didn’t want it black, and I didn’t want to single a color out from the many I used on the card, White was the right choice this time.
I love the flashes of color from the holographic cardstock, and the shine from the embossing powder. But that Fresh Lace stencil really steals the show. It’s not too dainty, but it’s also quite pretty. 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!