Hello! My card today has such fun colors, and it really reminds me of spring…even though there are no flowers on it. I love the new Graphic Lace stencil from A Colorful Life Designs. It’s bold and graphic, and I thought it would make for fun “wallpaper.” I’m having a blast using some of the living room dies from My Favorite Things, and I knew I wanted to use a bunch of pieces with this stencil. I shared a card using this stencil earlier this month. But I used it quite differently. You can check it out HERE.
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I started off by using this stencil on another card, actually. I inked it up with Lucky Clover Distress Oxide Ink. I didn’t want to waste all of the residual ink that was on the stencil, so I sprayed it. Not with water, though….but with Salvaged Patina Distress Spray Stain. This altered the color a bit, and the result is gorgeous. Then, I placed the stencil on to my card panel and rubbed it a bit, to make sure there was decent contact.
Then I started to build my scene. I die cut the window and used brown cardstock for the molding. The curtains were cut from a Gel Press Print, and I added some lines with a peach Copic to make it look like it has a ripple. These dies are from MFT’s Picture Window Die-namics. The chair was from another Gel Press print, which used Abandoned Coral Distress Ink. I added a touch of additional Abandoned Coral to the top of the chair and it’s cushion for added dimension. The throw blanket on the chair was done from the same print as the curtains. These dies are from the Take a Seat set. Last, I used the Potted Plants Die-namics to make my little plant in the corner. I made a floor with Neenah Desert Storm cardstock and drew in some wood grain with a Copic. Oh! And I had some patterned paper that looked like a sky for behind the window.
I seriously love this scene and this color palette. I need to use these colors together again soon. I also love using some of my Gel Press prints with these dies. I think they look really great, and I really don’t need to do much additional coloring. That stencil makes a fantastic backdrop for my little scene. 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!