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Quick and Easy cards

Hi everyone,

Me again (Linda that is!).  What a busy week its been.  Most of mine has been spent doing Wedding Invites so not much time to play unfortunately (sigh!)  All I can say is, I’ll be glad when they are all done!!  Don’t get me wrong, they’re lovely but, stamping 130 of the same thing, over and over and over again is just mind numbing.  And that’s just the daytime ones!

Anyway, enough of that.  Speaking of not having a lot of time I thought I’d share some quick and easy cards, suitable for any occasion, made using some of the latest Indigo Blu stamp sets.

The first one is very Clean and Simple (CAS), and really quick ………

I’ve just stamped the lovely border from the Live Laugh Love set across the bottom of a piece of white stamping card, using Onyx Black Versafine ink.  The sentiment, from the same stamp set, was stamped just above, leaving enough space to add a piece of ribbon.  I’ve used 10mm purple satin but it could be absolutely anything, ribbon, bakers twine, silk thread or even lace.  I’ve then mat the card onto some purple cardstock and attached to a base card – simples!  Very elegant yet so simple.

The next one took a little longer, because of the colouring in, but you could use bits and bobs left over from previous projects, we all have loads of them sat on our desks I’m sure.

This time I’ve used the Rococo stamp set and stamped the beautiful ornate frame onto a piece of white stamping card.  I’ve coloured parts of the frame using a gold gel pen, just to add some highlights.

The sentiment has been stamped onto some Coal Black stamping card using the Flitter glu then Chariot of Fire Mega Flake over the top.  I used an oval Nestabilities Die (the largest one from my set) to cut it out, then drew around the outside of the metal die onto some red card, cut this by hand to make my mat.

The rose at the bottom is from the Clockwork set (I just love this stamp).  Again it’s been stamped onto the white stamping card and coloured with Copic pens.  The Indigo Blu stamping card is fabulous to use with your alcohol pens, it takes the colour so well.

To finish off I added the little gold crown to the top of the frame – well,  it was on my desk (left over from something else), it would have been a shame not to use it.  You can find this little stamp on the Rococo set

Finally, a One Layer Card (OLC)   I’m very much a mat and layer kinda gal, so this is something I don’t do very often.

I started by stamping the sentiment – from the Live Laugh Love set – in the centre of a 6×6 card.  I then made a  square mask to go over the top.  With this in place I inked the cloudy background using a hand cut mask and some Stormy Sky Distress Ink.  Start at the top of you card and gradually move the mask downwards to create your sky.

Still with the mask in place, I stamped the lovely butterflies which are also on this stamp set,  just off the corners.  Once the mask was removed, my sentiment was still the main image on my card, but I’d created the look of different layers.  To finish off, I went around the edge of the square with a black fine liner pen.

I was curious to know what you called a group of butterflies.  Was it a flock or a flutter maybe, so I looked it up online.   Apparently, if you don’t already know, a group of butterflies can be called a ‘lek’, a ‘rabble’, a ‘swarm’ or my favourite is a ‘kaleidoscope’.  So there you go. You learn something new everyday.

Thanks for popping by today.  Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, it’s back to the Wedding Invites for me.

Oooh, and don’t forget, there’s some exciting news coming soon.  Watch this space!

Happy crafting!

Linda  xx

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18 Comments on Quick and Easy cards

  1. love these cards ,the clean lines of the first one especially.Is it possible that you could put a video on You tube to show how to do the cloud background as it looks great.

    lynne dyer | February 14, 2013 at 5:19 pm () ()
    • Hi Lynne,
      Thank you for your lovely comments, glad you like the cards.
      Hmmmm…… You Tube, me, do a video!! I’m not sure I’m ready for that just yet (gulp!) I could possibly put some details, and pictures on my Blog for you if that’s any help, just give a few days.
      Linda x

      linda.walmsley | February 14, 2013 at 11:46 pm () ()
      • that would be great ,thankyou

        lynne dyer | February 15, 2013 at 12:24 pm () ()
  2. I love the cards Linda,when you say that you use the white stamping card.Is it Indigo Blu card?

    Jacqui Griffiths | February 14, 2013 at 10:12 pm () ()
    • Hi Jacqui,
      Thanks for you lovely comment, glad you like the cards.
      The answer to your question is Yes, it’s Indigo Blu Perfect White stamping card. If you click on the link in the post it’ll take you to the details on the website.
      I rarely use anything else these days, this card is perfect for stamping on, especially when using the Flitter Glu. It’s great for using Copics or ProMarkers, Pan Pastels, Distress inks, you name it, you can use it. I also use if for my card bases too. Hope this helps.
      Linda x

      linda.walmsley | February 14, 2013 at 11:43 pm () ()
  3. What gorgeous cards Linda – especially the first one. CAS cards always look great and are suitable for so many different occasions. Pat x

    nannapat | February 15, 2013 at 9:34 am () ()
  4. What gorgeous cards Linda – especially the first one. CAS cards always look great and are suitable for so many different occasions. Pat x

    nannapat | February 15, 2013 at 9:34 am () ()
  5. Beautiful, simplistic cards. Love them. Would also really like to know how to do clouds. Positive you’re up to You Tube – go on……….. X

    Chrissie Duncton | February 15, 2013 at 4:38 pm () ()
  6. Beautiful, simplistic cards. Love them. Would also really like to know how to do clouds. Positive you’re up to You Tube – go on……….. X

    Chrissie Duncton | February 15, 2013 at 4:38 pm () ()
  7. ooh all of these are stunning! I just love them xx

    Christine Smith | February 15, 2013 at 11:00 pm () ()
  8. ooh all of these are stunning! I just love them xx

    Christine Smith | February 15, 2013 at 11:00 pm () ()
  9. Just love the cards! Thanks so much – it’s great to have such lovely examples and designs for quick cards!

    victoria | February 17, 2013 at 5:15 pm () ()
  10. Just love the cards! Thanks so much – it’s great to have such lovely examples and designs for quick cards!

    victoria | February 17, 2013 at 5:15 pm () ()
  11. Love both these cards Linda – what a talented lady – definitely should do a YouTube video – you are so talented. hugs xx

    Beryl Gordon | February 24, 2013 at 1:30 pm () ()
    • Thaks you for your comments Beryl, you’re very kind. You Tube scares me a little bit I’m afraid. xx

      linda.walmsley | February 24, 2013 at 6:07 pm () ()
  12. Thaks you for your comments Beryl, you’re very kind. You Tube scares me a little bit I’m afraid. xx

    linda.walmsley | February 24, 2013 at 6:07 pm () ()