Hello! Today I am sharing a card that uses the Layered Stars stencil 2 pack from A Colorful Life Designs. This is a quick one to recreate and although it’s pretty clean & simple, the use of foil on the top layer has a lot of impact.
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For my first layer, I used Distress Inks in Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, and Fossilized Amber. It’s just basic blending from light to dark on Smooth Bristol Cardstock from Strathmore. It’s the second layer that makes the magic happen.
It’s very simple to line up these layers. I particularly like the hand-drawn look of this design, so if you’re slightly off when you line these up, it will still look great. I applied a layer of Therm O Web’s Transfer Gel Duo through the second layer, removed it, washed off the stencil, and let the panel dry. Once it was dry, I laid a piece of Peach Princess Deco Foil on top, (this is surprisingly one of my most used colors. I don’t use peach in general very often, but the holographic effect this Deco Foil has is incredible!) and ran it through my laminator. You can use the Duo with either a laminator or a die cut machine, but I find that I get better results with my laminator.
After that, I added my sentiment from the Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Bold Tidings Mini set (I LOVE this set! Can you tell?) and heat embossed it with a sparkly gold. I don’t love how that came out…it looks a bit messy, but I went with it because the color was perfect. On the border of my card base, I painted one of the golds from Kuretake’s Starry Colors watercolor set.
Seriously, look at how that foil changes colors! It’s stunning in person. I think this stencil set would make for a fun birthday card, or other types of celebrations, but obviously, these Layered Stars work great for the holidays. 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!