Short on time? Go clean and simple!

Short on time? Go clean and simple!

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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