Saturday, March 31, 2018

Simple and Quick Card Ideas!

Hello, folks and happy last day of March! I'm hoping that this post finds you fortunate in creative places. I've got two cards to share, one with the adorable Birthday Cat stamp and another with Big Butterfly Collage background stamp.

Anyone could use a deal, right? 
Use code TJ10Janelle
during checkout for 10% off
regular items any day
of the month!

I've grown fond of simple cards and Birthday Cat (shown above) makes it easy. Stamped in the corner with black ink safe for alcohol markers and just a few colors it took no time to complete. A repeated sentiment (from Simple Sentiments 1b Stamp Set) in complementary ink colors to the party hat was lined up using a stamp positioner, and the whole card was finished with a couple of color cardstocks to frame the white space.

I had one more inspiration with Big Butterfly Collage from the March release, and it took longer figuring out ink and watercolors than actually making the card. Background stamps make quick cards!

The background was inked in layers with yellow and green distress ink, then framed with two shades of blue distress oxide inks. A butterfly was colored directly on the stamp with watercolor markers and then stamped on watercolor paper. Once dry it was cut out and popped up on the background image.  Adding a holiday sentiment for any occasion can be added with Simple Sentiments 1b Stamp Set.

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!