Monday, October 8, 2018

Monday Quick Cards

Welcome to another edition of Monday Quick Cards. Today's card employee the use of stamps with dies. No coloring, just fun paper and intricate dies. It took me 17:20 to make this card that's perfect for a wedding or other fancy celebration.

For this card I used Cake Soiree, by Stampin' Up. It comes by itself or in a bundle with coordinating dies. I used the dies for the cake stand and bow, as stand alone elements. I then stamped the cake on Stampin' Up white card stock, die cut with the coordinating die and mounted on some pretty patterned paper, adding some filament behind the cake. I finished it off by adding some pearls and mounting on black card stock. I think the longest steps where weeding that intricate cake stand, but it's so pretty! I love that this is another card where I didn't do any coloring in, yet isn't missing color. I let the paper shine instead. The grey/yellow/white is super elegant too.

Elegant doesn't necessarily mean fussy and time consuming. Remember this next time you need a quick card for an elegant event. See you next week!

Monday, October 1, 2018

Monday Quick Cards

Hello and happy Monday! Today I have a super quick card for you; 10:04. It's an easy technique with minimal coloring, but maximum impact.

I used Best Of The Best, by Unity Stamp Co. This stamp has so much going for it, that it doesn't need a lot of coloring and fuss. I love the simple elegance that coloring just a bit of the image gives. More isn't always better, sometimes it's just more. It is great to remember this when you need a quick card too. A few pops of color and a bit of bling is all that is needed. It allows the eye to take in the beautiful design of the stamp and simply rest. In our day of over the top visual effects, sometimes it's just nice to rest in simple beauty.

Next time you need a quick card, or just as something different, try this simple, yet impactful technique.