Quick cards

Here are some cards that are quick to make and don't need step by step photographs.
The materials are listed and there is a brief how to.

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A simple card that uses the embossing folder as the main focus.
I used:

  • Darice Thanks embossing folder
  • Tim Holtz Wildflower dies
  • Craftstash Creative dies - Thank you
  • Ink: Distress, Peacock Feathers, Dusty Concord, Rusty Hinge, Bundled Sage
  • Card: Teal coloured Cardstock
  • Small piece of sisal string
  • Big Shot Plus die cutting and embossing machine

This card is an A6 landscape opening design in Teal card stock.
Emboss the white layer with the Darice embossing folder.
Die cut and colour some of the Tim Holtz Wildflowers. Tie with sisal string in a bunch.
Die cut the greeting from Teal card.
Arrange the bunch of flowers over the embossed thanks.
Add the die cut greeting.

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Tree Trio
I used:

  • Woodware Topiary Trees
  • Stitched Rectangle die
  • Polychromos oil based coloured Pencils
  • Spellbinders Sentiments #3 'with love'
  • Kraft card, Cream card
  • Ink: Distress ink, Gatherd Twigs
  • Foam pads
  • Big Shot Plus die cutting and embossing machine

Easily made in an hour this simple tree card is relaxing to make.
Stamp 3 topiary trees onto Kraft card.
Die cut each tree seperately with a stitched rectangle die.
Colour in the trees. I like the effect of the polychromos pencils as the colours are so rich.
Cut a cream background approx. 17 x 12 cm and edge with Gathered Twigs.
Mount the trees onto the cream background with foam pads.
die cut the greeting from Kraft card.
Position and stick below the trees.
Mount the design onto a 13 x 18 cm Kraft card base.

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Happy Ducks
I used:

  • Marianne Design Ducks clear stamp
  • Frame die
  • Chicken wire die
  • Lili of the valley Small General greeting
  • Prismacolor wax based coloured pencils
  • Prismacolor bender pencil
  • Distress Oxide inks: Peeled paint, Vintage photo
  • Distress ink: Bundled Sage
  • White card stock, Kraft card
  • Foam pads
  • Big Shot Plus die cutting and embossing machine

Who can resist these cheeky Ducks! They make me smile and are suitable for all sort of cards. To try them out I made this easy card.
Stamp 5 of the ducks onto white card.
Colour the ducks with pencils. Prismacolor are wax based and blend wonderfully with the blender pencil.
Fussy cut the ducks.
Die cut a white frame. This die was an generic one from Amazon.
Cut an 11 x 8 cm white panel and sponge around the edged with Bundled sage.
Position and stamp the greeting.
Stick the frame to the panel and add the ducks to the 'windows'.I propped them up with a little piece of foam pad behind their heads.
Distress a 10 x 14.3 cm piece of card with Oxides, Peeled paint and Vintage Photo.
Die cut a piece of chicken wire from Kraft card.
Assemble the card, the chicken wire going down one edge of the distressed panel.

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Inky Layers
I used:

  • Impression Obsession Wide Bare Tree die
  • Distress inks: Dusty Concord, Spun Sugar, Wild Honey
  • Ink Duster Brushes
  • Hills mask -Available as a download
  • Greeting Stamp
  • 2 cm circle punch
  • Post-it note
  • White card, Black card, Gold card Cream card base
  • Big Shot Plus die cutting and embossing machine

This card has tranquil simplicity and could even be used as a sympathy card by using grey layers.
Cut a panel of white card 6 x 14.3 cm.
Punch a 2 cm circle from a post-it note over the low tack sticky bit.
Stick the circle where you want the 'Sun/Moon'.
Use the hills mask to create layers of ink graduating the colour up the panel.
Ink Duster brushes apply the ink evenly and you can build up the intensity of the colour.
Remove the Sun/Moon mask and brush a little colour over the white circle to remove the starkness.
Stick down onto gold card that is slightly bigger giving a narrow border.
Die cut the wide bare tree from black card.
Stick the panel onto a cream card base.
Stamp the greeting in the bottom right corner (This greeting was from the front of a magazine).
Position and stick the Tree silhouette onto the panel using one of the layers as a hill.

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Sweet Paris
I used:

  • Dovecraft Sweet Paris die set
  • Dovecraft Sweet Paris embossing folder
  • Spectrum Noir alcohol markers: EB7, GB10, LG2, DG3
  • Distress Oxide; Iced Spruce
  • White card, Kraft card, Cream card base
  • Gold gel pen
  • Big Shot Plus die cutting and embossing machine

The Eiffle Tower is so Paris and this die set and accompanying embossing fold makes a great quick card. Die cut the tower and foreground from whte card and colour with the alcohol markers.
Die cut the shaped frame and paris from Kraft card.
Assemble the Tower and foreground and place behind the frame.
Cut a piece of kraft card to put behinf the frame and swipe it with the Iced Spruce Distress oxide, spritz with water. set aside to dry.
Emboss a piece of cream card 9 x 13.5 cm. mat onto kraft card.
Stick the distressed background behind the frame and pop a bit of glue behind the tower.
Stick the embossed panel onto cream card base (A6)
Position and stick the frame onto the card.
Colour the paris die cut with the EB7 marker , then highlight with a gold gel pen. Stick into place below the frame
Et voilà!

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Father's Day
I used:

  • All Occasion Dies Camper Van Front
  • Die'sire 1" contemporary Uppercase Alphabet dies
  • Distress Oxide inks: Iced Spruce
  • Cream card, Black card, Silver mirror card, Kraft card base
  • Black, orange, brown markers for camper van tires, indicators and card border
  • Foam pads
  • Big Shot Plus die cutting and embossing machine

This die was so much fun and of course makes for a fantastic Father's Day card or a birthday card.
Die cut the Camper van and assemble.I chose a light blue but it would look cool in any colour combination.
There is a very good You Tube video by Robert Addams that shows how to make the camper van front. Sit back with a cuppa as its 30 min long ;)
Die cut 'DAD from cream card.
Swipe ink onto the front of a 6" Kard card base and spritz with water and let dry
Hand draw a border around the card base with the brown marker.
Use foam pads to stick the camper into place
Put the letters below
Simple but very effective!.