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Monday, July 8, 2013

A Quick and Simple Card Recipe

Happy Monday Morning Everyone!  I am so gleeful that the rain has stopped and Summer has finally now arrived here in central Alberta, Canada that I am just a wee bit giddy!  Today for my Susan K. Weckesser design team post, I want to share with you a cool little technique I have been using to create lovely cards that come together very quickly and this technique lends itself to Susan's "Sail Away" stamp so easily that I have been making at least one of these cards every week.  Here are some of my favorites:

The basic steps are as follows... pick a solid-colored card base and stamp your image on to it.  Stamp a second image on a different colored piece of plain or patterned paper.  I like to use my inky scraps adding one or two more colors to co-ordinate with my card base. (see below)  From your second image choose one or two or three elements that you want to emphasize and cut them out, adhering them to the card base using foam adhesive dots on some pieces to create depth and dimension.  At this point you can add a few embellishments and a sentiment if desired.  I like to use a black pen to draw a wobbly line around the edge because it finishes off the card and also gives it a whimsical, homemade feel.  That's it... Quick, easy and you can use whatever you have on hand.  


On the variation below you can see that I cut the waves from a piece of scrap paper sprayed with yellow dylusions ink and then I over sprayed it with blue dylusions ink after I had cut it out.  Also, on this card I didn't stamp the image on the base card but cut out two images and layered them.  

I popped the sail and the two larger waves to frame the boat I drew in only one thick black line for the border.  I stamped the sentiment and heat embossed with white embossing powder it to make it more prominent.  I especially love how the one thick black line border cutting through the sentiment draws your eye to that corner.

On this last card (below) I stamped the image on the card base and then filled it in with various colored stickles and liquid glass for some added sparkle and I framed the stamped sentiment in blue/green to help soften the bright orange. 
 
So now you know my "secret recipe" for a quick handmade card that doesn't LOOK quick - I hope it gets your creative brain cells firing because I'd love to see what you come up with (smile).  And if you liked this project using Susan K. Weckesser's stamps please stop by her blog to see what else the Design Team is doing! My Sweet Earth Blog
Lynne Mizera







1 comment:

  1. Wow...This is what i have been looking for and you have done a great job. Beautiful layout. I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post. Keep sharing more.
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