You will likely have figured out that I love quick and easy cards. This quick colourful card is no exception! It uses Stampin’ Up!’s Crafting Forever set (available in wood mount or clear mount), and is an example of how you can use line art images without having to colour them.
Often when I see images that are outlines, I want to colour them – but that can be time consuming and fussy. While I do like colouring….sometimes I just need to get the project done, but I don’t want to have a boring card. This colour block technique is a perfect way to add colour without the time! For this quick colourful card, you only need ONE ink colour (another bonus). I used Stampin’ Up!’s Basic Black. It’s an archival ink, so you can colour the images with water based markers, aquapainters or blender pens, but in this case, I left it plain. The colour is added by using different background cardstocks. For this card, I used a selection of the 2016-2018 In Colours – a limited time colour selection that is rotated every 2 years. The colours on the card were Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo and Dapper Denim.
I did share this card at Stampin’ Up!’s On Stage event – I actually stamped on stage in front of stampers! Thankfully, this card is fairly straight forward and I don’t think I messed up too badly in front of a large, live audience. One more thing you can add to this quick colourful card – a bit of bling! I shared how you can add a bit of bling in the centre to hide if your cutting is not exactly perfect….which is usually the scenario for me!
If you need more “real life” tips for your cardmaking, you can always come to one of my card classes if you’re local to Burlington ON – or contact me to set up a private card class and I’ll come to you! (Well….within reasonable driving limits!). I recently updated the YamStamps Events page with dates for CHRISTMAS CARD CLASSES! Just hosted one this past week, and have now got one scheduled each month up to and including November! Every month’s class will feature a different crafting product, which you can have included in your class fee if you choose (there’s two price tiers). We will use that particular product on the 4 cards we create each month – and yes, each month will have different holiday cards, so if you attend every class from now on, you’ll end up with 20 different handcrafted by you cards in time to mail to friends and family! See the Events Page and contact me to register. If you’re not in the mindset for Christmas cards, you can always come to the “regular” Monthly Card Class to make a variety of cards for a variety of occasions – I’ve got you covered!! Hope to see you in class soon.