Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Ten Minute Makes

Hello everyone, we are quite often aware that our Design Team cards are elaborate and complicated, which can be a bit off-putting for a newbie or less experienced crafter. With this in mind, we are running a series of 'Ten Minute Makes' over on the Design Team Blog, showing some simpler designs.  I have a couple of quick cards for you today, using the Mellow Fruitfulness stamp set. For my first card, I punched out four squares of smooth watercolour paper from my stash of scrap card, but any smooth card will do. I coloured three of the stamps using Distress Markers, and then stamped them onto the squares. I embossed them with clear embossing powder. I used one of the sentiments for the fourth square. I used Festive Berries Distress Ink to add a bit of colour to all of the edges of the squares. To finish the card, I simply chose some deep red card, and a piece of gingham ribbon. The ribbon reminded me of jam jar covers, so I felt that it fitted the theme quite well.

I quite liked one of the images on my first card, and so I decided to use it again on my second card.I stamped it again onto a die cut oval, embossing it as before with clear embossing powder, and adding a touch of red Distress Ink around the edges. I chose another sentiment which I turned into a little tag with the addition of a hole and some string.

I found some gingham paper in my stash and used some more of the red card, with a touch of green ribbon this time, to tie all of the elements together.

Two very quick cards, using these lovely stamps, showing that you do not have to spend ages to create a fun project. I hope that I have given you some inspiration, thanks for stopping by, 


Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful designs Judith, stamping with markers is a brilliant idea. Have a great day. Hugs, Shirleyxx

Paula (PEP) said...

Your use of the Distress Markers on the stamps has worked so well with these images - especially with the shading on the apples image you used in both samples. Embossing with clear powder adds a lovely touch of texture too. The thoughtful associations of your accenting trims for both cards adds a lovely touch to each.
Paula (PEP)

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