Thursday, April 4, 2024

So Glad You Were Born

It's Color Week at Just Us Girls. We are hosted by Ina and as we begin a new month of challenges, we welcome Colleen Begley as our Guest Designer for the month of April. Colleen is such a wonderful and talented crafter. Do treat yourself to a stroll through her blog where you are sure to be inspired.  

For my card, I found a panel that I had foiled quite some time ago with the Pinkfresh Geo Blocks hot foil plate. Our challenge colors prompted me to open the never before used coordinating stencils and create a card with the foiled panel. I applied a light and darker shade of each of the colors with Distress Oxide Inks working through each layer of the stencil set. I so love how it turned out. I foiled and die cut "happy birthday" also from Pinkfresh, and added a stamped and heat embossed sentiment strip from SSS to go with it. The foiled panel and sentiments are popped up with foam.

Please head over to the Just Us Girls Challenge Blog and check out the wonderful creations by Colleen and the rest of the Design Team. Get crafty with your stencils and join us in the gallery!

Project Details
Hot Foil Plates
Simon Says Stamp Simple Sentiments 02
Pinkfresh Studio Fancy Script Words Hot Foil Plates & Dies
Pinkfresh Studio Geo Blocks Hot Foil Plate & Stencils
Cardstock    110lb. Neenah Solar Crest
Hammermill Premium Color Copy Cover
 InkDistress Oxide Inks - Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet, Dried
Marigold, Carved Pumpkin, Scattered Straw & Mustard Seed
VersaFine Clair Nocturne
Other WOW Clear Embossing Powder
WOW Dual Speed Heat Tool
Spellbinders Glimmer Silver Hot Foil Roll
Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System
Spellbinders Platinum Plus Die Cutting & Embossing Machine
Scor-Pal Score Board
Fiskars 12" SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer
MISTI Stamping Tool
Waffle Flower Grip Mat
My Sweet Petunia Precision Glue Press
3M foam tape
Black adhesive-backed fun foam

I'm also playing at:

Pinkfresh Geo Blocks Stencils


Nancy said...

This looks incredible, Steph! I love the colors and your stenciling is just perfect! So happy to see this wonderful birthday card in our gallery at Seize the Birthday! Take care!

Carol said...

Gorgeous way to show off our colors this week! The stenciling is beautiful and the foiling is such a pretty added detail! Beautiful card, girl!

Linda said...

Your graphic card is so pretty with those colors. Fantastic card. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

Lisa Elton said...

What a cool card, Stephanie! I love the way you've stenciled the colors in. It's kind of mesmerizing!

I Card Everyone said...

I have an old high school buddy who always sends me the same message on my birthday... I'm so glad you were borned! A straight-A student, don't you know! Ha!
I LOVE the steps, the graduated inks in Ina's colors, and the SHINE!!!
SPECTACULAR card, Stephanie!

Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous card, Steph, and I love how you used Ina's colours to such wonderful effect, Jo x

ElizStewart said...

Stephanie... WOW... I love how this card turned out! Just fab. The silver foil really pops against you stenciling... a very special birthday.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

This is amazing! Had to come over here to see how you did it

Colleen Begley said...

Wow, Stephanie! I have this hot foil plate, but mine have never looked this good. Your shading is awesome! I really do love this.

cm said...

I'm swooning over your awesome card! The design, the ink's soooo eye-catching. Love this.

Darnell said...

Beautiful blending and stenciling on this fun graphic design, Stephanie! I can imagine the wonderful shine in person! Thank you for inspiring everyone to use their NBUS! Hugs, Darnell

Donna Phelan said...

Gorgeous! Love the color scheme and that silver foiling--so pretty! This whole card POPS! said...

Your card really stood out in the NBUS gallery so just popped over to say hello. I have this set but barely use it but you have inspired me to give it another go. The colours are stunningand the bold sentiment works so well with that dynamic background.