Sunday, December 5, 2010

Quick and easy

The CARDS blog wants some quick and easy cards to mass produce.  My first thought was a one-layer card.  Then I remembered this lovely collage stamp from Hero Arts - so many details in just one stamping.  The bonus is that the card is flat except for the gems, so there's no added postage - a good thing at this time of year!   Here is the result:


I started by making a background using distress inks (worn lipstick and bundled sage)and an acrylic block for stamping them.  Over this I stamped the collage stamp using Memories art print brown ink and clear embossed it.  To finish I just watercolored the holly leaves in more bundled sage (which is turning into my favorite color of distress ink), and added some pale pink gems as berries and some glitter to the snowflakes and the tiny scene  for some sparkle.  Since it's a holiday card I thought it needed some glitz!

Supplies: white cardstock, worn lipstick and bundled sage distress inks, Hero Arts K4827 Collage Season's Greetings, glue pen and prisma glitter, pale pink gems

16 comments:

  1. oh Lin this is GLORious!! beauty & practicality!

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  2. Absolutely fabulous!! Love the layered stamping!

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  3. Just beautiful Lin- love that pretty collage stamp and the colors you used here!

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  4. Beautiful, simple card, Lin! Love the added glitter!

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  5. Ah, I remember this stamp! Such a beautiful one layer card!

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  6. GORGEOUS! Perfect easy card and beautiful!

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  7. this is one of my favorite HA stamps, love your pink details! beautiful :)

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  8. gorgeous. I had forgotten this one. I have it in digi.... must use it!!!!!

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  9. Beautiful card! I think it is very enjoyable to reproduce such beauty!

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  10. Absolutely beautiful, Lin! You've definitely made full use of this detailed stamp. Love the colour too!

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  11. So pretty! Love how you use pink for Christmas

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  12. This looks so pretty and I have that stamp too, should use it more often, thanks for the inspiration.

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  13. WOW Lin your stamping here is gorgeous - WOW again ;)

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  14. Oh, I love that stamp. Your card is gorgeous.Love the glitter.

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  15. beautiful card lin and I love the soft colours...hugs kath xxx

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  16. this is so pretty! love the pink background!

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