Simple Card-Making Techniques you can do in less than 5 minutes + Pretty Pink Posh Release Hop
Hello my creative peeps! Today I’m joining Pretty Pink Posh in their new release blog hop! This release is so much fun I really enjoyed creating with them. I’ve made a few different cards using different techniques. They are Simple Card-Making Techniques you can do in less than 5 minutes. These techniques always wow me and I hope you feel inspired after seeing my post!
There are 4 $25 gift certificates up for grabs (two winners each day). Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. Leave your comments by 11:59 PM PST on 5/8/2019. All winners will be announced on the PPP blog.
All of my images are Stamped in Memento Black Ink and stamped onto Copic Xpress it Blending Card using my Mini Misti! I use my Tim Holtz Glass Mat to color on, which helps my Copic Marker ink blend just like butter!
Technique #1 Use up your scraps!
I made these adorable little 4×4 note cards using the new Pretty Pink Posh Stamp Set Animal Signs. I wanted to add some color to these cards but also some texture, so I cut strips of scrap paper from my stash and adhered them strips to my card base in rainbow order. This is such a great way to use up your scraps and small pieces of cardstock. I love the texture you get, too. You can get even more texture if you put the strips on some pop dots.
Giraffe – E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, E23, E25, N1, N3, N5
Koala – N1, N3, N5, R32, R30, R01
Technique #2 – Create your own Patterned Paper.
For this next card I’m using the little flower from the Elephant Friends Stamp Set and stamped in my Distress Oxide Inks, Mowed Lawn, Scattered Straw and Tumbled Glass. I make sure to stamp in all directions and make sure I stamp off the cardstock, too. For a little extra texture and dimension I used my Glossy Nuvo Drops – Calming Aqua and added little dots all in between my flowers. I used the bow from the New Father’s Day Stamp and Die set but I used the bow for the baby elephants head. I love when stamp and die sets are so versatile.
The scalloped circle is also from Pretty Pink Posh, it’s called Hugs Shaker Die. I cut out the ‘hugs’ part and using it for another card.
Copics Used: N1, N3, N5, R32, R30, R01, E000, Y21, Y26, Y28, E13
Technique #3 – Cut up your Distressed Backgrounds
Pretty Pink Posh now has stencils! Woo hoo!!! I just love this little bow stencil that I used with my Moonstone Nuvo Paste. First, I sponged my Distress Oxide Inks, Mowed Lawn, Scattered Straw and Tumbled Glass then placed the stencil over the background and applied the paste. I wanted to break up the background a little so I just trimmed it up in random places before adhering it to my card base.
Copics Used: N1, N3, N5, R32, R30, R01, E000,
Technique #4 – Sponged Background to create a Scene
For this next card I sponged my grass using my Distress Oxide Inks and sponged the sky using my Tumbled Glass and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Ink. You can sponge lots of different background scenes, with hills, grass and even water.
I’m using the stamp set Elephant Friends along with the Elephant Friends Coordinating Dies. I stamped the Big Hugs sentiment in White Ink and embossed it with White Embossing Powder to make it stand out.
Copic Markers used: Copics Used: N1, N3, N5, R32, R30, R01, E000, E13, YG13, YG17, Y21, Y26, Y28, B95, B14, B12, B00
Technique #5 – Sponged Background with Stencil and Nuvo Paste
Isn’t this background gorgeous? I love the almost magical look of these 3 Distress Oxide Inks, Stormy Sky, Peacock Feathers and Chipped Sapphire. I used my Moonstone Nuvo Paste on the brand new Graduation Stencil. There’s also a New Graduation Stamp and Die set which I also used on my card.
Copic Markers used: B97, B95, B14, B12, B00, N0, N1, N3, N5
I had so much fun creating all these cards. I hope you feel inspired and ready to create!
Here’s your Blog Hop List! If you haven’t started at the beginning I suggest you pop on over there first. Enjoy the rest of the hop!
Pretty Pink Posh blog
Ardyth Percy- Robb
Joni Nina Andaya
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These are 5 great tips!! I have pinned it on Pinterest. I’m always on the lookout for wonderful ideas!! Great cards too!! I love the graduation card, it is beautiful!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent and inspiration, it is greatly appreciated.
These are so cute! 🙂
SUCH BEAUTIFUL backgrounds and techniques! I love it! Thank you for sharing! The elephants are just my favorite!
Nice cards and technique information that goes with them.
Gorgeous cards! Love them all!
You are so creative!
Wow!! Thank you so much for the inspiration in your 5 minute cards, they are awesome! You are so talented and this release is amazing!
I don’t know what I love more–your focal points or backgrounds. GORGEOUS!
Wonderful set of cards! 🙂
I love your simple 5 min cards and yet they are each stunning in their own right. Beautiful spring release, in time for Mother’s day!
Great tips to accompany a collection of delightful cards! Thank you for sharing!
Such fun designs. Loving this release. My list grows longer with every stop. I just adore the mama elephant with her baby.
Beautiful cards and fun tips. Thanks for that. I love the background on the congrats card. Gorgeous!
Beautiful set of cards that you’ve made. So many great products in this release. Thank you for the inspiration.
Love your creative use of these new products – so many great ideas!!!
Wonderful cards, beautiful colors. I love that adorable elephant.
Such amazing cards!
Thanks for sharing your creativity…
Cute cards and great techniques!
So many fabulous ideas!!!
love your backgrounds – they really make your cards special!
Fantastic! Every card has a special something that I really like. Of course the animals are all adorable, but I like the designs and sponging, the glimmer paste and scallop circle. You added umph to every card. Great job!
WOW!! Fabulous cards and tips!! Love all the adorable critters! Thanks!
What adorable cards with such pretty details! Love your rainbow backgrounds with the strips of paper! Darling critters! Sweet cards with the elephants and a pretty grad card too!
Just loved scrolling through the bunch of pretty cards. Thanks for the great inspiration!!
I love the backgrounds on your cards using the stencils!
Your cards are all outstanding. Thanks for sharing your designs.
Awesome cards…just had to Pin your inspiration!
Funtastic group of cards.
thanks for sharing
Awesome card techniques, thanks for sharing!
I like your cute variety of cards.
Wow you did a fabulous job with all these cards…so many great ideas.
What fabulous cards
Thank you for all the great tips!!! I loved all of your cards…this was like a bonus page to come to…LOL…I am just loving this new release….Love the way you used products you had already to make these cards….the focal image stands out beautifully. Thank you again for sharing your lovely work.
I love the newest release…..thank you for sharing your sweet creations!
I love your sweet cards! The elephants are darling!
Thank you for your time in this post. I am wanting to try Copics and this made me want to even more. Great information.
OMG! Your cards are gorgeous! Thanks for showing quick ways to make some cards. I love the little 4 x 4 note cards the best.
Ohmygosh!!! I truly love these, Mindy!! Thank you for your inspiration!
Fantastic cards. So creative.
All the cards are beautiful Love the patterned paper you created!
LOVING the NEW Release and the AMAZING Inspiration!! Such BEAUTIFUL Card Designs!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!
You are my kind of lady. I want to be one of those people who is together enough to have birthday and thank you cards made and ready way in advance, but….I’m not. At all. So all too often I find myself in need of quick cards that still look awesome like these. Thanks for sharing these great ideas with us!