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Quick card


Hello and welcome back! It’s Kathy here again. I hope you’re having a great week!

I have been making Christmas and holiday cards lately, but decided to take a break and make a non-holiday card. Sometimes I challenge myself to make a really quick card, because to be honest, it typically takes me forever to make just one card. Let’s just keep that our little secret.  🙂

So for my card today, first I used a stencil and an embossing mat to run the cardstock through my Big Shot. This dry embosses the stencil onto the card stock. It’s very, very subtle so I included a close up photo so you can hopefully see it a bit better.  I intentionally left the photo a bit dark so the dry embossing would be noticeable. Then I inked up the heart stamp (from the Brush Strokes set) with distress ink and sprayed it with water using my mini mister bottle and stamped it on the embossed cardstock.  Spraying it with water before stamping it gives the stamp more of a water colored look. I did this three times with different colors of distress inks. I then stamped the greeting, added the enamel dots and adhered the white panel to a hot pink card base with dimensional tape. It was definitely one of the quickest cards I’ve made in quite some time!



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We hope you’ll play along with us this month in the watercolor challenge! To see more details about the challenge, click the link in the right side menu. You have a chance to win a $25.00 gift card to the a2z Scrapbooking Store. Yay!

Also, don’t forget if you’d like to buy any products from the store, use the discount code, Kathy15 to get 15% off.

This is my last post for December so I want to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! I hope Santa brings you plenty of stamping supplies!  🙂



Hero Art Brush Strokes

Hero Arts Basic Grey Flag Pattern Stencil

Hero Arts Black Ink

Tim Holtz Distress Inks

Embossing Mat

Winnie and Walter The Big, the Bold and You

Neenah White card stock

DCWV Box of Cards

4 thoughts on “Quick card

  1. This looks so amazing! love your design for this and the embossed touch makes it that much more beautiful!

  2. Love this Kathy ! The colors the design…its’ awesome and really packs a punch….the hearts are my favorite…! Great share and it does NOT like an EASY card…but, is there even such a thing? REALLY???

  3. Absolutely wonderful card, Kathy! Pinning this!

  4. I love how you stamped your hearts, Kathy! Great idea to emboss your background, too…it adds so much wonderful texture to your CAS design!

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