Catherine’s Quick & Easy Card
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Hey everyone, Happy Friday!! Catherine here to share a quick and easy way to create a card—perfect for those times when you have just a few minutes to whip up a card but want one that’s super pretty.

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With the rise in popularity of adult coloring and coloring books, I can only imagine that most crafters and card makers have a nice selection of coloring books in their stash with a few amazing and colorful designs already completed. If you don’t have a coloring book yet, then might I suggest this coloring book from Annie’s Publishing that I contributed some floral designs to. Click here to order.

The thought I always have is what am I going to do with these pretty pages now that they are already colored in. I can’t just leave them hidden away in a book. So, here’s a great way you can turn your colored pages into a some pretty sweet cards and it’s pretty quick and easy, too!

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Since some coloring books have thinner pages, you could make a photocopy onto heavy weight cardstock and then color your page with watercolor paints, alcohol markers or other wet mediums. For this page, I used regular waxed colored pencils to color and added enhancements with gel pens.

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It can be a little scary to cut into your image, so I typically make a clear template the size of my card and place it in position over the page. This helps to show what the card will look like and allows me to get the most from the page with the least amount of waste. For this particular coloring page, I was able to get two panels, one measuring 5 x 7 inches and the other measuring 4 x 9 inches.

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For the sentiments, I stamped simple phrases on white cardstock, cut each into a strip and used acrylic paint to add splatters here and there. After a little inking, I added the sentiment strips to the colored panels.

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Once the panels were mounted on card blanks, they were ready to be sent out.

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Thank you so much for joining me today! Have a wonderful day and keep it colorful!

Catherine

Supplies used: Annie’s Coloring Pages from Annie’s Craft Store; Mixed Media Cards from Strathmore Artist Papers; Pablo color pencils from Caran D’Ache; You Are Out of this World stamp from Catslife Press; Archival jet black ink pad from Ranger Industries Inc.; teal and gold gel pens from Sakura Color Products of America Inc.; turquoise Fluid Acrylic Paint from DecoArt.

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