Friday, April 15, 2016

Quick Cards

I fell in love with a card that I saw at Nichol Mcgourik's you tube channel. You can check out the video here.  It struck me as a perfect card that can be sent for almost any occasion.  Nichol used water colors and heat embossing. I decided just to use ink with stamps that had their own depth.

Once I made one card I had to make another...and then I thought this should work well for man cards too!

In other news it is less than 24 hours until I am hosting a scramble over at the Hero Arts Flickr Group.  It is one of my favorite challenges because each participant gets 90 minutes to create a card, photograph it and upload it to the gallery.  Most times all the participants will take the time to comment on your creation, and there are often prizes.

90 minutes seems like a very quick run, but it is plenty of time.  None of the cards above took more than 30 minutes.  When I scramble I allow my self 10 minutes to pick out stamps, ink and embellishments.  I give myself 45 minutes to make the card, and 35 minutes for the photography and uploading.

This time I am hosting, and my card examples are finished, I'll be posting them tomorrow.  If you have Hero Arts stamps, stencils, or dies come by the flickr group and play along.  Here is a link to the discussion page. You'll need to be a flickr member and you'll need to add Hero Arts to your groups. Its all free to do.
I hope to see some new faces playing along!

Thanks for stopping.


Greta said...

Your stamping is absolutely fabulous, my friend! Love them all, but the masculine ones are just brilliant!

Barb Ghig said...

One of these days, I have to try this technique...your cards are fabulous, Cat! Love your choice of stamps and ink colors, especially on the first one...WOW! I also love that it works for both genders, too! Once again, I am so sorry I missed your Scramble!