Hi, it’s Linda here today to share with youÂ one of the hardest challenges I have in card making—creating a cardÂ quickly,Â specifically a card that can be made inÂ 10 minutes or less. Normally, I can take 20 minutes just to pick the paper colors!
The only way I could accomplish this goal was to put all thinking aside and just pick. Pick a stamp, pick colors, pick my card base and pick accents. This resulted in me selecting productsÂ that were sittingÂ right in front of me.Â I had this pretty background stampÂ within reach so I pulled it out of the package and picked up twoÂ mini Distress inkÂ pads.Â I quickly covered the entire stamp surface withÂ green ink and then addedÂ accents withÂ turquoise ink.Â After stamping the imageÂ ontoÂ watercolor paper, I gave it a little spritz of water which allowed the ink to run a bit. I was careful to not get it too wet since I didn’t have time to wait for it to dry.
I have lots ofÂ precut watercolor pieces on my desk, soÂ I then reached for a scrap of green cardstock and some turquoise cardstock to use for matting and to create the card base.
The word “happy” had already been cut out of the green paper and that scrap was sitting on my desk so I cut that to sizeÂ and backed it with white paper so the word would show up better. As I assembled the card, I attached the wordÂ piece with foam tape.Â I love to add dimension whenever I can asÂ IÂ think that addsÂ interest.
Once this card was completed and photographed, I decided to take an additional five minutes to add a bitÂ more interest with some dots using Liquid Pearls. This is aÂ fast and easy way to add someÂ elegance.
Well, that ended up being fun. Maybe you can give the idea a try.
Supplies used: Cardstock from Bazzill Basics Paper Inc.; watercolor paper fromÂ Strathmore Artist Papers;Â Fancy Flourishes background stamp fromÂ Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi/Stampers Anonymous; Distress mowed lawn and peacock feathers ink pads and Liquid Pearls fromÂ Ranger Industries Inc.; Happy Word dieÂ fromÂ Clearly Besotted Stamps; paper trimmer fromÂ Fiskars; Cuttlebug die-cutting machine from Cricut.