Fast & Easy Layered Card

Who can resist a card that is fast and easy to make, and uses up some scraps? Heck, not me.

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Stamp set is Hero Arts Color Layering Bird CL866. For the blue flowers in the background, I stamped the first layer with Hero Arts’ Unicorn white pigment ink, then over-stamped with ColorBox Stephanie Barnard blueberry blue die ink.

Tip: When I stamped the blue layer on top of the white, the stamp picked up a bit of the white pigment. To prevent the white from contaminating my pretty blue pad, I off-stamped it before re-inking with the blue. I started off-stamping on scrap paper, then saw how pretty it looked, so went for scrap card stock and created some tags:

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Fun, huh?

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Celebrate an Easy Card

Oh, how I love a quick and easy card!

You can’t get much easier than this:

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When making a quick card, color is often the key. Here I stamped the flags from Hero Arts/Studio Calico set ST510 using the bright colors in Stephanie Barnard’s signature ColorBox line (Tangerine, Banana, Spearmint, Grape, Bubblegum and Sky. Yum.)

These were stamped on a white panel. The baker’s twine (Close to My Heart) is held down with a dab of Ranger’s Glossy Accents. Celebrate (Hero Arts) was stamped in black, and a few Dew Drops from The Robin’s Nest were added, held down with Glossy Accents. The panel was mounted on a piece of WorldWin card stock.
Bam! Done!

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Fabulous Finds Friday — and a Tip

I am loving all the dies that match stamps! Although I rather enjoy cutting out images (it’s a great mindless activity to do while watching TV or talking on the phone!) it’s kind of cool to be able to just have a die do all the work, especially around scalloped edges.

So here’s my Fab Find today: stamps and dies from Stephanie Barnard.
Plus a little tip at the end!

First, two cards made from the Birthday Cake set:

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Paper: BazzillBasics Miss Teagen Sue; Cake inked in Stephanie Barnard Guava; celebrate inked with Hero Arts Wet Cement and edged using Imagine Crafts daubers; Prima flower; KaiserCraft rhinestone; Making Memories trim; Ranger Liquid Pearl silver dots on cake.

And since I had a piece of scrap leftover, I made this one:

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Same ingrediants, plus Judikins Aegean Silver embossing powder on heart; Martha Stewart punch.

One more:

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Bazzill paper; Stephanie Barnard stamps, inks, dies.

Here’s the trick …. I punched out the strip, but it wasn’t long enough. So I simply pieced it together:

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…hiding the “join” under the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by! Are you ready for some Valentine cards? Coming up!