Here’s the second card in my series of creating quick cards, I’m hoping is one of those “this took me minutes, but still looks stylish and striking”.
Although I didn’t start with a ready made card base, the measurements are super easy. Just fold a piece of A4 cardstock in half then trim down to a square (14.8cm x 14.8cm). The centre white cardstock again is a square cut down to the size that you feel will fit your design, in this case approximately 9cm x 9cm.
Once you have your card base and centre, it just a matter of stamping a background and a sentiment then adding a little embellishment. I used Stampin’ Up!’s Work of Art stamp set as it has several background type images that I can stamp in coordinating colours to create a quick background. In fact I might recreate this card using the other backgrounds just to give it a different feel. I wanted to stamp the sentiment in a dark colour to stand out but instead of black which can look a bit harsh, I’ve used Blackberry Bliss, I feel using deep purples or very dark browns are a nice alternative to black and still does the same job.
Finishing the card off, I punched out a butterfly with some glitter paper then added a little heart sequin to the middle and a tiny pearl on top of the sequin.
Quick & Easy Cardmaking Tip: Use an abstract stamp to create a quick and fun background. You can use a brushstroke one like I did, or splotches, or stripes, etc. If you like the idea of quick cards that you can whip up in minutes then tune in for more, you can also see click on my quick Stampin’ Up! card idea to see the first card in this series and stay tuned because there’s more of these fast Stampin’ Up! cards to come.
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And here’s a list of Stampin’ Up! products that I used to create this card:
Cardstock: Whisper White (106549)
Rubber Stamps: Work of Art (wood: 134111) (clear: 134114)
Inkpads: Pink Pirouette (126956), Blushing Bride (131172), Calypso Coral (126983), Blackberry Bliss (133642)
Tools: Elegant Butterfly Punch (127526)
Accessories: Basic Jewels Pearls (119247)
Adhesives: SNAIL, Dimensionals, Multipurpose Glue (to stick down the sequin)