Sunday, October 12, 2008

A Few EASY PEASY cards!

Here are just a few cards I made the other day for no reason other than I wanted to try a couple techniques I had seen around the blogs & SCS.

This teal colored card was so easy to do but I think has a great "WOW" affect. I saw it on someone's blog (who saw it on someone's blog) ... and I had to give it a try! I will have to edit this post later when I find the piece of paper I wrote down WHO the someone was so I can give proper credit!! Anyways, all you do is stamp your image using Versamark (a darker color of cardstock works best) ... clear emboss ... then with a sponge applicator, swirl white craft ink over/around your image to give it a "misty" appeal ... then wipe with a dry soft cloth to buff up the embossed area. EASY-PEASY!! Isn't this great!

Here is another EASY PEASY card using the new SU scallop punch. This was showcased on SCS last week for the Wednesday Technique. This technique also works with other border punches (i.e. Martha Stewart, Fiskars, EKSuccess) although you may have to increase your template size a little. For this card, my square was cut at 2-3/4" ... then just center your square and punch on each of the four sides! I chose to use an outdoor theme and stamped the center of the square using my pinebranch stamp by Just for Fun. The bird is from the Crafty Secrets Vintage Christmas set and was stamped on glossy white with India Ink Black then colored using SU inks. I cut him out with a swivel craft knife and popped him up with dimensional tape. The card base is SU old olive and the designer paper is DCWV. You could use any width ribbon with this technique ... I chose to use the small brown plaid so I wouldn't cover up too much of the dp. I think this turned out to be a great GUY card (and you know we're always looking for guy card ideas). What do you think of this one??? Be honest ... ALL critics are welcome!!

And in case 2 cards today wasn't enough ... here is a third! And again, this is an EASY-PEASY card to do. My image is actually the journal portion of an image from the Crafty Secrets Christmas Images & Journal Notes booklet which I matted on glossy black. I just added the Santa & sleigh for a little more affect! The right side of the card was Cuttlebugged using the snowflake embossing folder then I swiped Memories silver ink across the embossed images. I used a Stampscapes tree stamp on the left side to mimic the tree in the image. A little black sheer ribbon and silver cording and there you have it!!
Okay ... I'm sure you've seen enough from me today! Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. Enjoy this gorgeous FALL weather ... the snow will fly before we know it! Thanks ya'll!!


  1. These are all gorgeous, I have tried the first technique a few times and love it. Your card really pops. The corner punch thing is a great tip, thanks.

  2. Darlene they are all wonderful cards. I love the second card the best. You did a fantastic job cutting out the bird.
    The technique you used on the first card looks awesome. A beautiful card.
    And the third card is a wonderful collage of vintage elements. Great Job on all.

  3. These are beautiful! Now I have a way to use all of those journaling boxes I have laying around. Thanks for the ideas.

  4. I LOVE that teal card! I will definitely have to try that technique! TFS!

  5. Love easy cards! They look like they took lots of time to create!!! I need to get into card making mode again.....

  6. Darlene, I love each of these cards.
    I am very interested in how you did that first card. Is there a video somewhere that shows that technique?

    I haven't used that little bird stamp yet, but I sure will now. It is so pretty and you did such a great job with it. I love those colors too!


  7. They may be easy but they don't look easy! Great job!

  8. What lovely 'easy peasy' cards. I especially love the cuttlebug one. What a great idea to stamp on the journeling paper. I also like the technique in the first one. I've never seen that technique before.

  9. OMG! Darlene these cards are awesome! You did a fantastic job! TFS!!

  10. These are absolutely gorgeous! I love nature and I really admire the look of trees. TFS!


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