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Monday, 15 May 2017

Fifteen Minute Cards

Hello everyone, welcome to our monthly selection of  quick projects that take no longer than fifteen minutes to make. The Design Team have created a fabulous selection of ideas, as always, to inspire you, and we hope that you will try a few of these designs out for yourselves. You can click on each of the individual Design Team members' names, and visit their blogs for more information. You can also see lots more of their work while you are there.

First up from Zoe, we have a large tag, to which she applied Gesso with oversized bubble wrap. She then applied gelatos, which she spread with her fingers and a wet wipe. She added gold gelato around the edge to look like gilding wax:

Her second project is a postcard, using Distress Inks to create a wrinkle free Distress background. She used a metallic pen to create highlights, and gilding wax around the edge to create a border.



Her third project is another tag, incorporating gelatos, and black gesso applied with bubble wrap again. The colours are very zingy in contrast to the dreamy colours of the first tag:



We have two lovely cards from Rachel next. The first card was made using masks and she applied the inks using brushes to create a landscape.

The second card was made using Distress Inks to blend her background.

I have made a simple gelli plate background for my card, choosing a small gelli plate, adding Distress Ink to the plate, and pressing bubble wrap onto the plate for texture. I stamped the plate onto the card blank, and then added my chosen image. I coloured the image with pencils, and then also added a sentiment.

Claire has created two very pretty cards, using the Spring Fairy Collection stamp set. She has created a soft washed background, adding the fairies over the top, and giving their wings just a touch of colour.

Penny has created two very diverse cards for us this month. The first, a stunning peacock themed card, was created by stamping the peacock onto black card with Versamark Ink, then dusting the image with mica powders. She die cut the card into a shaped panel, then edged the panel with gold pen before matting and layering. She added a sentiment and some turquoise gemstones.


She created her second card by stamping onto some printed paper from her stash using Versamark and copper embossing powder. She die cut the panel and blended Distress Ink around the edges. She matted and layered the panel onto black card, then edged the panel with a copper pen and attached the panel to a card blank. She stamped the sentiment in copper ink, and added some Stickles for highlights.

Julie has used some of the smaller stamps from the Spring Fairy Collection stamp set to create a kaleidoscope effect design, radiating out from a central circle, and using a simple colour palette of blue and yellow, this is a very effective design:

Magda has used left over pieces from other projects to create her first card. A great way of using up your stash, and cutting down on preparation time as well.

For her second card, she has simply spritzed her background and added a Springtime floral image:


Brenda has been busy making some beautiful cards again for us this month. Her first card was created by cutting one corner of the background with a honeycomb die, then adding the Large Crackle Background stamp. She added the Rose Stem Script stamp, which she coloured with Distress Inks and added some sequins and a ribbon.


Using Pan Pastels, she created a background through an oval mask, then stamped an image from the Spring Bird stamp set. After removing the mask, she stamped and cut out a butterfly from the Just Butterflies stamp set, and coloured the image to coordinate with the background.

Using a circle mask and Pan Pastels, she created a background, then stamped an image from the Spring Bird stamp set. She coloured the image with pencils.


For her next card, she stamped an image from the Fantasy Castles stamp set twice, and used Pan Pastels to create some background colour. She then repeat stamped the scroll stamp from the May Fairy stamp set to create a border above and below the focal image, and added a sentiment. from the Echoes of Italy stamp set.

Using two ripped pieces of paper as a mask, she used Distress Inks to colour a panel. She then stamped a floral image from the Spring Fairy Collection stamp set and added some colour with pencils. Finally, she stamped a sentiment from the Words of Inspiration stamp set.


She stamped a fairy from the Spring Fairy Collection stamp set and coloured the image with pencils. She then repeat stamped the trees from the Magical Landscape stamp set and used Pan Pastels and a stencil to add the background.

Using a piece of ripped paper, she created the sky and sea with Distress Inks and brushes, then she stamped images from the Silhouette Grasses stamp set. She drew some birds by hand, aded liquid pearls, and added a sentiment from the Words to Dazzle and Sparkle stamp set.

For her final card, she masked the centre of the card, and stamped images from the Silhouette Grasses stamp set in two colours of Distress Ink. She removed the mask, and stamped a sentiment from the Words to Dazzle and Sparkle stamp set.

Finally, we have some super projects from Anne, her first card, is a lovely Thank You card, using one of the pretty floral images from the Spring Fairy Collection.

Her next two cards use the fabulous little bird on a branch image from the same stamp set, but show just how versatile this stamp can be, depending on what background you choose, and the colour of card that you use. The first card with its black and gold colour scheme is very opulent:

The following card is much more subtle, and the use of the Big Bold Background on her gelli print is a lovely idea:


We hope that you have enjoyed our selection of cards this month. We will back with more speedy makes for you again next month. In the meantime, do keep visiting the Design Team blog for a daily dose of inspiration from the Design Team girls.

Thanks for stopping by,


                 
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9 comments:

  1. Wow what a talented team xxx all fab and using a verity of different techniques xx

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  2. What an inspirational collection!!!
    So many different ways of using your stamps.
    Thank you so much for sharing them.

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  3. What an inspirational collection!!!
    So many different ways of using your stamps.
    Thank you so much for sharing them.

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  4. Wow, lots of great inspiration Judith and all so different. x

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  5. Wonderful compilation of stunning makes! All amazing!

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  6. Wow, what a stunning array of artwork. They are all so very different but all absolutely beautiful, what a talented Design Team. Sandra x

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  7. Wow , all so different , creative , and lovely

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  8. Wow, so many beautiful cards. Definitely going to have a go with the above inspiration with stamps from my stash. Thank you all for the gorgeous inspiration.

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  9. Wow so much inspiration, so many techniques and styles! What a great work!

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