Rebecca’s Quick & Easy Card Tip
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Hi CardMaker fans! Rebecca here with some ideas on how to cut your card-making time down to mere minutes. You may have seen my last 10-minute card post HERE, where I discussed pre-prepping items like card bases and cardstock panels. Today, I am going to discuss using 6 x 6-inch stencils to create a stash of card backgrounds that can then be used to make cards.

In order to quickly create an intricate card panel background, use an embossing ink dauber to cover a stencil with embossing ink. Note: All of these samples were created on 4 1/4 x 5 1/2-inch cardstock panels.

If you don’t have an embossing ink dauber, you can use an embossing ink pad and wipe and dab it onto cardstock covered with the stencil.

Sprinkle embossing powder over the inked images and heat with a heat tool.

Mix up your backgrounds using different colors or clear embossing powder.

There are many different options you can try with this technique! For example, metallic embossing powders on black cardstock create stunning background panels.

If you don’t have embossing materials, but you want to create stenciled backgrounds for your cards, try simply inking your background over a stencil.

Any inks you have on hand can be used for this technique and can create beautiful backgrounds.

Once you have a stash of stenciled card panels, it is simple to turn them into cards. Use a stamp-positioning tool to stamp a sentiment on a strip of cardstock.

Use foam adhesive to adhere the sentiment strip to the panel. This will add dimension to your card.

Use a tape runner to adhere the card panels to card bases.

Once you have pretty stenciled backgrounds in place, you can create multiple cards in a short span of time.

If you use similar products like sentiment dies, circle dies and cardstock, you can even create a set of cards. With just a little prep work, you can quickly add multiple cards to your stash.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

🙂 Rebecca

Supplies: Black cardstock from Gina K. Designs; gold foil cardstock from American Crafts; stencils (Galaxy, Prismascope, Rose Garden) from The Crafter’s Workshop; VersaMark watermark ink pad from Imagine; Distress Oxide ink pads (worn lipstick, spiced marmalade, fossilized amber, cracked pistachio, broken china, wilted violet) from Ranger Industries Inc.; embossing powder (antique gold, silver bells) from Sparkle N Sprinkle; white embossing powder from Hero Arts; clear embossing powder and clear embossing ink dauber from Stampendous; Seeing Stars stamp set and Thanks die from Simon Says Stamp!; black rivets from Queen & Co.; sequins (gold stars, sparkling clear stars) from Pretty Pink Posh.

One Response to Rebecca’s Quick & Easy Card Tip

  1. Great idea – love time saving tips!

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