Thursday, December 19, 2013

IO Quick and Simple Cards

I absolutely LOVE quick and easy cards, so I was really excited about this challenge. Today I decided to share three cards that vary in exactly how quick and easy they are.

The watermelon card would take about 10-15 minutes to make. I made the seeds using a daisy die and used the petals for the seeds. The longest part of this card is using the die cut machine and gluing the seeds onto the card. For the rest of the card, I used the Thanks a Melon saying (B11085) and one watermelon slice from a much larger watermelon stamp (Watermelon Slices F2338).

The second card would take about 5-10 minutes. It is just simple stamping with some Memento Luxe inks and a couple of solid stamps. To make the card,  I used a saying from the CL41 Thanks Sentiments set and the Daisy Print (D5007) flower.

And finally...a five minute card.  You can't get more simple than that!  I used the  Heartfelt Thanks (B3928) saying along with the Whimsical Heart Border (C6309).  To color the hearts, I added watercolor pencils to the outside edges of the card and softened it towards the center with a waterbrush.  To finish the card, I tied a neutral twine bow to one of the hearts.  No layers...just simple stamping.

Need more quick and simple inspiration? Visit the other designer blogs:
Laura Fulcher (you are here)

Want to play along? You can find all the information here, and you could even win a $25 IO gift certificate!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Let it Snow!!!!

.....well, not really. I have to admit I am not ready for snow. I rarely am. However, it is such a fun theme for the latest Impression Obsession challenge.

For my card, I used the Snowman with Bird (G7682) as well as the Friendship Never Melts saying (B7703). I stamped everything onto heavy watercolor paper with Versafine ink. Next, I added some various Distress Marker colors and blended them with a waterbrush. To finish the card, I added some glitter underneath the snowman.

Need more snowy inspiration? Check out what the other designers have created:

Anna Wight
Daniela Dobson
Dina Kowal
Ellen Taylor
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Kittie Caracciolo
Laura Fulcher (you are here)
Vicki Garrett

Want to play along? You can find all the information here, and you could even win a $25 IO gift certificate!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Being Thankful and Upcoming Class

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I know I am always grateful for to the chance to see my family.

This time of year is all about gratitude and being thankful, so I figured now would be a good time to have a class that was all about creating thank you cards.  If you are in town this weekend and would like to make ten quick and easy cards to add to your stash, I would love it if you would join me for my 10 in 10 thank you class:

10 in 10 Thank You
Where:  Angela's Happy Stamper
Date: Sunday, December 8
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Both of the cards I am posting today are from the class.  The first using images from Impression Obsession, and the second uses dies from Memory Box. 

For the die, I combined it with sticker paper and glitter from Elizabeth Crafts.  I like their products because the glitter doesn't come off of the final card.