Hi, Oddies! Suzanne here with some ideas for cards that you can make when you’re short on time! I love coloring, but sometimes an occasion sneaks up on me and I want to make something nice for the person but I don’t have a lot of time to put something together.
Making a card with a clean and simple design is a great solution to that dilemma! You’ll see what I mean with the first card. It’s a heat embossed sentiment on white card stock, with sponged ink over the sentiment and a stamped heart.
My second card uses a similar technique. I embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder instead of black. After sponging on a few colors of ink, I used a clean sponge to wipe the excess ink from the embossing.
I used the striped heart from the Frenchie Kody set on my third card. I wanted to make sure the sentiment was easy to read, so I stamped on a scrap piece of paper before stamping on my card base to lighten some of the hearts’ colors.
On my last two cards, I heat embossed both of the sentiments in gold. On the left, I chose a black card stock panel and heat embossed the Eiffel Tower with silver powder. On the right, I stamped the tower using black ink.
I hope I’ve inspired you to make some clean and simple cards of your own! I’d love to see what you make; just post your cards to our monthly Linky Party (you’ll find the tool in the sidebar on the right)!
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