Tuesday, 13 October 2020

STAMPlorations Inspiration


Happy STAMPlorations Inspiration Post day! Have you been crafting this week? I have to admit I haven't yet but it's only Tuesday so there is still plenty of time! 

I'm showing you two super quick birthday cards I created the other week. Sometimes you may find yourself in a situation where you may have inadvertently managed to get very close to someone's birthday and then all of a sudden remember you needed to create them a card. These cards will only take you about 10 minutes or so to create.

Let's start with the card at the top of this post. I started by stamping the Layered Cake Bake cake slice in black and coloured ink, which took about 30 seconds. I then grabbed the  Oh My Stars! Mini Stencil and randomly inked some yellows and oranges with a sponge through the stencil. Next, I stamped the numbers using Sketchy Alphabet onto a scrap piece of paper. Fussy cutting them is what took the longest on this card, several minutes. If you are in a super hurry, you could always stamp directly onto the card rather than faffing around with fussy cutting. I then inked up the flames and stamped them on top of the letters so they look like candles. Last, I splattered some brown ink for added texture to the background, and die cut the sentiment using Everyday Sentiments Dies. Again, glueing the die cuts could be skipped by just quickly stamping a sentiment, or even using one of the fab Clear Stickers, which would take you half a second!

For my second card, I started by stamping the numbers from Sketchy Alphabet all over the card background. I then stamped the yummy cake slice from Sweet Cravings onto some leftover white card, quickly coloured with Copics and fussy cut. The sentiment is super quick to die cut using the fun Skinny Sentiments Dies, again if you really need to save time, stamp a sentiment or use Clear Stickers to take out those extra few minutes, as needed. 

I hope you feel inspired to create and don't forget that if you comment on the Inspiration Post you are in a draw to win a monthly $15 gift code to the STAMPlortions store. And, have you seen the big October $50 giveaway in the STAMPlorations store?!? Not to be missed :) 

Stencil: ARTplorations Oh My Stars! Mini Stencil
Ink and colouring: Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Tsukineko Memento, Copics

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Note that as a STAMPlorations affiliate, I get a small commission on any orders you place in the STAMPlorations store using the links in my blog post or my coupon code STAMPGIRLKAROLA. This is at no added cost to you. Thank you for your support to keep my craft addiction going :)  

1 comment:

Jean said...

HB Stamplorations! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration!