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Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Quick and easy cards

Hello, dear Crafters. 
I am back again at the Rainbow Craftykari blog.

We come across various occasions for wishing our friends and family. One click on the smartphone and your wishes reach the person. 
In this age of Whatsapp and Facebook, we often forget the joy of sending greeting cards. The emotions you attach to a digital card is not felt as much as when you send out an actual card. This way the recipient feels and knows the love and efforts you have put in making the card and thus your wishes to them also become memorable. I think we all love receiving cards. 
Let us make few cards today and send them out to our family/friends.


Today in this post I am showing you three easy and quick cards, which you can make for your loved ones. The most important part here is that these cards are made with minimal supplies.  

Material list -
White cardstock
Black cardstock
Colourful cardstocks
Sentiment stamps
Foam adhesives
White Embossing powder (Optional)
Embossing folder (Optional)
Colourful sequins




Card 1


I took a plain white cardstock of size 2.5" x 5.75". Dry embossed this card panel through my bigshot using a cupcake embossing folder. On a textured card base of 4"x6", I stuck a glitter washi tape such that when the embossed panel is mounted over the card base a part of this washi tape is seen from under. On a white CS strip, I stamped the "Happy Birthday" sentiment. Mounted this on the card base with a little larger black strip underneath. 
(Note: - The embossed panel can easily be replaced by a pattern paper if you do not own an embossing machine or folder)




Card 2


I took a white card panel of size 2.75" x 6". I mounted few colourful heart die-cuts as balloons on the panel. With a black marker traced the strings for the heart balloons. Adhered this panel on a white card base. Stamped the sentiment on a white strip and mounted it with foam adhesive. 
(Note - The hearts can be easily hand-cut)




Card 3 


For this card, I cut colourful strips and arranged them on the 4"x6" card base. I tried to maintain the colour wheel concept. So first placed the primary coloured strips and then overlapped them with the secondary colours. Stuck them in place. Trimmed off the extras. Next, I took a white card panel of size 4" x 5.5". Die-cut a heart shape on this panel. I mounted the negative panel with foam adhesive on the card base such that the heart cut-out overlooks the colourful strips. I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder on a black strip. Adhered it with foam adhesive with a part of it overlapping the heart. Lastly, added few coloured sequins to add some element to the card. 
(Note - The heart can be traced and cut with a carving knife.)




Wasn't it easy to make these cards? 
We all have these basic supplies lying in our house. And like I mentioned, the embossed panel can be replaced by pattern paper, the die-cuts can be replaced by hand cuts and the stamped sentiments too can be replaced by handwritten sentiments. 
Just imagine the joy of making such cards and sending them to your loved ones. 

Hope to see you start soon.
Thank you. 
Do leave your valuable feedback in the comments below.



Entering this project into the following challenges
aaacards - Bright & Beautiful
thecardconcept - the colours inspired me 
daranddiane - red, blue, white and optional stripes
papercraftcrew - color challenge
Play along with the Paper Craft Crew Color Challenge for #PCC242 #PCC2017
craftygalscornerchallenge - CAS