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Sunday, 15 January 2017

Time Saving Cards

Hello everyone, I have a couple of speedy cards for you today. They form part of a regular feature over on the Chocolate Baroque Design Team Blog- Fifteen Minute Cards. We aim to create cards made in fifteen minutes or less and they can be clean and simple in style, or simply cards that are quick to make. These can be cards aimed at beginner stampers, or for someone who needs to make a card in a hurry, or maybe a batch of cards. We try to show that speedy can still be elegant and stylish, inspirational and have a wow factor. You do not always need to spend all day making a card. I cannot promise that these two cards deliver on everything that I have just written about, but they might give you some ideas to go off and try something quick for yourself.

To create the first card, I used some kraft card, and a stamp that I have not inked up before, which I was surprised about, considering how long I had owned these stamps. I used Versamark and white embossing powder to stamp the image from the Pretty Poppies stamp set, before colouring it with Zig clean colour markers. I chose earthy tones to tie in with the kraft background, and they happen to be my favourite colour palette. I added a sentiment from the same stamp set, using Plum Archival Ink. Finally, I added a plummy coloured card to mat the background, before adding it to a kraft card blank. This will be a handy store cupboard card, as there is always an occasion to send a card like this to someone who needs cheering up.

To create my second card, I found a Brusho background in my scrap box, and stamped the Big Bold Background Leafy Brocade stamp over part of it, using a Versafine Deep Lagoon Ink. I cut another strip of the background, and stamped the large sentiment from the Birthday Words stamp set using the same ink. I edged both pieces of card with Memento Teal Zeal Ink, before attaching them to a white card blank. This card was so quick to make, these Big Bold Backgrounds cover the card so quickly, and the large sentiment finishes the card in an instant. I always have spare Brusho backgrounds left over from previous sessions, but this could just as easily have been created with a gelli plate background.

I hope that I have given you some ideas for some quick cards. I am certainly going to make a few of these to have on hand just in case I need a card in a hurry. There will be another Fifteen Minute blog post at the end of the month, but do pop over to the Design Team Blog, to see what the rest of my team mates have made today.

Thanks for stopping by, xx

4 comments:

scrAPpamondo said...

They are both beautiful. Love the earth tones of the first one and the gorgous Pretty Poppies stamp, I think it's very versatile.
Love the colours of the second one, too, the teal and blue palette gives a sweet look to the whole composition.

Elaine said...

Two great cards Judith, especially as they don't look like quick cards at all. Love the zig colours on the kraft card with white, that works a treat doesn't it. The use of the big background stamp over the Brusho background is a super idea. Elaine xxx

cuilliesocks said...

Love your cards Judith, beautifully designed and coloured, I think though they would take me longer than 15 minutes, Kate x

Evelyn Browning said...

The plum card mat accenting the earthy colouring of the striking white embossed image on the kraft is a real gem & utterly effective - The CAS design classy. The second card shows how effective using the permanent VersaFine ink is against the water-soluble Brushos - the palette of colours works beautifully here & has a lovely foil with the white card blank.

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