Today I have two quick cards made with some Altenew goodies. The reason they are quick is thanks to the washi tape I have used on the background. Slap some of that on a piece of card stock and bam, background done! There is a great offer from Altenew on their washi tape range from today until tomorrow, see details below.
Let’s get to the cards, shall we?
Then I placed them close to each other but still with enough of a gap so I could cut them apart and leave a bit of tape to wrap around the card stock.
Turning them over, I folded the washi around the edges. To make the corners tidy, I also trimmed down some of the excess before folding it over.
In the space of a few minutes, the backgrounds were done! So easy and handy for those times when you need a card, like yesterday.
Sentiment wise I decided to stamp up two different ones, one is a birthday and one is a congratulations. These are from the Mega Succulent stamp. On 1 inch wide strips of black card stock, this is Black Licorice from Lawn Fawn, I heat embossed them in Antique Gold embossing powder. Of course I used an anti-static tool on the card stock first and then stamped them with VersaMark ink.
At first I thought that would be enough but it did need a little something else. The answer was some black and gold leaves cut out using one of the dies from the Hibiscus Garden 3D set. The gold card stock is Honey Gold from Tonic Studios, it’s a lovely satin finish mirror card stock.
With my sentiment strips and leaves in hand, I started layering these up. I tried mixing and matching the black and gold but that wasn’t working out the way I pictured it in my head. To avoid a total over-thinking meltdown, I went the simple route of keeping one black..
And the other one with the gold.
These cards took me less than half an hour to put together, and that’s with all the faffing back and forth with black or gold only vs mixing them up.
To make sure they were a bit more different than just the gold or black, I also turned one of the panels upside down to move the sentiment strip.
Well, that’s it from me for today. Super quick and easy cards and short-ish blog post! Whoop whoop!
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