Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Quick And Easy Cards - Part 1

Hi folks, I still have quite a few Distress Oxide Spray backgrounds and left over scraps sitting on my workdesk
and because my weekend gardening plans were scuppered by RAIN, RAIN and more RAIN, I retreated to the cubbyhole to make a trio of Quick and Easy Cards which I'll be sharing this week.
starting off with the one in the centre which I needed in a hurry to send to a friend using a scrap of a background created using Victorian Velvet and Dried Marigold Distress Oxide sprays with the Flourish Layering Stencil.

I trimmed Distress Watercolor card to 4" x 5.1/4", pencilled in some lines and used my trusty Tim Holtz Craft Pick to make holes, ready for some faux stitching, a handy alternative when you don't have time to look out the sewing machine.
To create a quick background, I spritzed Antique Linen Distress Oxide Spray on to my Glass Media Mat, picked the ink up on a piece of clear plastic and smooshed it on to the card panel, leaving it for a few seconds to let the ink soak into the card.
I dried the card with my heat tool, spritzed with water and dabbed off the excess with kitchen towel. I die-cut 3 hearts from the Distress Oxide Spray background scrap using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Heartfelt BigZ die
I used a Sakura Black Micron Pen to create the faux stitching and doodled around the edges of the die-cut hearts
and fixed the hearts in place using Distress Collage Medium Matte and Tim Holtz/Sizzix Mini Foam Adhesive to create dimension.
I die cut "Love" from Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock using Simon Says Stamp Love Die and fixed to the panel with Distress Collage Medium Matte.
I coloured small white self adhesive pearls from my stash with Splendor and Enchanted Distress Alcohol Pearl inks using a small paintbrush. I added drops of the ink to my Glass Media Mat but you have to be quick because it dries fast and what do you know, they were the perfect match for the Dried Marigold and Victorian Velvet Distress Oxide Sprays I used on the background scrap.
I fixed the pearls in place with Distress Collage Medium Matte and matted the panel on to an A2 white card blank.

To complete the sentiment, I inked "with" from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Simple Sayings with Black Soot Archival, stamped on to a scrap of Distress Oxide Spray card and trimmed.
I'm on a mission today to use up the rest of the Distress Oxide Spray backgrounds and scraps to share with you soon. But I'll be keeping an eye out for the postie and a urgent delivery to stock-up the product I can't live without. I'm down to scraping out the bottom of my last pot of Distress Collage Medium Matte and the small bottle with the precision nib is operating on fumes. It will be a major "head in hands" catastrophe and production will grind to a halt if it doesn't arrive today.  I've come to the conclusion that ordering two pots at a time just doesn't cut the mustard, I need a gallon drum or a baker's dozen. Have fun whatever you're creating and I'll see you soon to share Quick and Easy Card No 2.
Toodle-oo for now
Hugs Kath xxx

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  1. Loving this!! Such a creative girl.

  2. This card is simply gorgeous, Kath! Love everything about it.

  3. So pretty and you coloured your own pearls what a great idea and creative x

  4. Beautiful card Kath, love the design.
    Linda xxx

  5. Love this card.The background, the faux stitching and the hearts just come together so perfectly.


Thanks for taking the time to visit me in the cubbyhole...I love to hear from you.
hugs Kath xxx