Tuesday, November 9, 2010

10 Minute Quicky Cards

Hi Friends! Happy Tuesday. Lately, aside from making vintage style cards, I've been working on simple cards that takes about 10 minutes to create. Do you have stamped images that you've colored or stamped but never used. . . well, I have a lot of them. For one reason or another, I just decided not to use them but stored them for future use.

Well, in this case, I was experimenting with a shimmery paint and stamped a few images image using the paint. I'm assuming I didn't like them initially and stored them away. As I was digging through my pile of scrap items, I found the images and decided to use them.
This card took about 10 minutes to make because there isn't much layering to it. I stamped the flourishes, added a bit of Scribbles Iridescent Paint to the image, stuck the already stamped motif, added a lace and cardstock, and sponged the edges. That's it. It went really quick.

Simple cards make for great gift set gifts. Create a box for them or just bundle them up and tie a ribbon around them.

I made a few more quicky cards which I'll share on another day. I'm still working on my crochet snowflake afghan. I'm about 75% done. I haven't found time to concentrate on finishing it because I've been busy making cards. It's hard to do both with the same intensity. I'm trying not to feel frustrated about it because well, I start to get annoyed that I can't finish my projects so I'm just going with the flow and creating freely when I have the opportunity and not feel pressured to finish my projects immediately.

Anyway, that's it for today. I hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday!


Lana Clarke said...

Hi Maria!
You sound like you are really busy at the moment. I love your quick assemble cards they look great. I have had you in mind today as I made my project which reminded me of something you would enjoy making.
Lana x

McCine said...

Your ideas and tutorials are fantastic!! Thanks for sharing and for all the inspiration!! Also, thanks for the great ideas on your Organization blog... with the holidays coming it's about that time to get rid of the old and bring in the new!! In the middle of all that...these 10min card ideas are going to come in handy, i'm sure...lol :-) ...again, TFS!!

Sharon said...

Just love your quick 10 minute cards. TFS

MacKenzie said...

These came out beautiful - love em!

Lynn Everett said...

Maria, these are lovely. We never know from one day to another what will strike our fancy, do we? LOL Thanks for sharing these with us.

Tethered2Home said...

Ahhhh Maria, great take ... I love the lace!

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