Quick and Easy Card
card stock (from stash)
background paper (from stash)
stencil (Red Lead)
ink (dollar bin at Michaels)
double stick tape
Do you ever find yourself needing a card right now and having no time to make one? Well, you can make a card in 5 minutes or less. It is a simple card, but if you are pushed for time it will do.
- I started with a piece of card stock out of my scrap bin and cut it to 5.5" by 4.25". I found a piece of background paper with a coordinating color, got out a butterfly stencil and a sponge dauber, found some ink a shade darker than my paper and was ready to make my card. I stenciled the butterflies onto the background paper and cut it to fit the front of my card base.
- Next I took the left over scraps of the card stock and used the Cuttlebug butterfly die to cut some butterflies.
- Then I embossed them in the matching embossing folder. I used my sponge dauber again to ink the edges of the butterflies with the same ink I had used with the stencil. Here are the pieces before I put the card together.
- Affix the stenciled patterned paper and die cut butterflies to the card and you're nearly done.
- Any greeting or phrase could be added to this card and it would be ready to go.
Hope you like my 5 minute idea. I think it would work with any kind of card, color or stencil. Let me know how it works for you.