I love when a project comes together in minutes. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind spending hours on a project, but sometimes you need a quick fix when you only have a few minutes to squeeze in some creative time. Today’s card does just that, it is fast, quick, and easy while still being super cute!
Another thing I love about this card, it doesn’t have to be a set size, you can get the same look from whatever size card you prefer to make.
The base is a simple folded card made from cardstock.
I created the background by using my Leafage Two Step Stencil along with assorted green Distress Inks. The stencil design is two parts, the leaves on one side of the stencil and the ferns on the other. I began with the leaves. I used one shade of green ink for all of them. On the second step I added the ferns, using a bit of the same green, a brighter green, and even a little brown. After the ink was dry, I simply cut the stenciled piece to fit my card. Super simple.
Tip- want to make a fall card? This stencil works for fall by simply changing the colors of ink. So versatile!
To embellish I cut a small notecard (this die comes in all of mini envelope die sets). I brushed it quickly with a bit of yellow Distress Ink and then stamped a Tiny Sentiment on it. (Tiny Sentiments were specifically sized to fit this notecard die.)
For the heart, I die cut a Prim Heart from a scrap in my scrap bin. I created the paper by streaking two shades of pink paint and white paint on a piece of Ranger Mixed Media Cardstock. When the paint was dry, I added white polka dots using Texture Paste and my Polka Party stencil.
Want to see? I used the same technique in this video: Polka Heart Stenciled Background.
When I want to spend time creating but don’t have a project in mind, I often go through my scrap bin and die cut bits and pieces from the scraps. I do this a lot with flower dies like my Bitty Posies. I keep them in a little container all ready to use when I need a quick embellishment. Chances are, you really don’t want to pull out and set up your die cutting machine for two tiny flowers. If you cut them in batches saves you time and helps you use your dies more often.
For the flower centers, I used embossing powder to color the tops of plain brads. I do these in batches too so that I have bunches of them ready to go when I need one.
I finished up the card by wrapping a fun and colorful ribbon around the card front. Even though the ribbon didn’t really match, I thought it brought in a fun punch of color. The final touch was to adhere the sentiment, heart, and posies.
Seriously, so quick and simple and if I do say so myself, super sweet.