Hello! At the beginning of the month, I posted THIS card using the Trailing Vines stencil from A Colorful Life Designs. I had so much wonderful Prize Ribbon Distress Ink on my stencil, I couldn’t let it go to waste, so I placed the wet, ink stencil on to some ivory cardstock and got the reverse image. I wound up with a fantastic print that I chopped up. Today’s card uses a piece of it.
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I thought this would be a great time to use some patterned paper, so I pulled out a really old, beautiful piece from K & Company that looks like it was monoprinted. It worked really well with the reverse stenciled piece I had, I just needed to ink my piece up a bit so that it was more color-coordinated. First I cut the edges with my Deckle Trimmer. Then, I used some Antique Linen and Scattered Straw Distress Ink. along with a mauve colored ink that’s no longer available.
The card really didn’t need anything else besides a sentiment. I used the big “thinking of you” from Hero Arts and die cut it once from a Wedgewood blue cardstock, and once from a cream. I glued them together slightly offset. I put everything on to an ivory card base and that was it.
Not only did I use up leftover ink that was on my stencil, but I got to use a big piece of patterned paper that has been sitting in my craft room for many years. It’s a simple design, but the mix of patterns keep the card interesting, and the large sentiment gives the perfect focal point. Please be sure to visit A Colorful Life Designs to see the many, many stencils they have to offer. You can use my code, AlFan10 to save 10% off of your regular-priced purchase. Then, show off your creations in the A Colorful Life Designs Fan Group on FB. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!
Nan G (Mzfrogg) says
Great card Alison! I’m so happy you used cream card for the base card. I have a bunch and struggle to use it up. And I’m loving this month’s ACLD release. You’re knocking the designs out of the park. 💕
Thank you, Nan! I like to use cream now and then… sometimes white is just too stark. I appreciate your kind words.