Friday, September 16, 2016

Quick Stenciled Thank You Cards


TGIF everyone!!  What a crazy week this has been.  Crazy in that no matter what I tried to get started or finished, something else jumped in my way and I got derailed!  I am really looking forward to a nice easy going weekend.  I hope!!    

Yesterday a bunch of packages had to go out and I wanted to include a "thank you" note but I did not want to spend forever making a card.  While I was cleaning up my station I noticed a pile of stencils from StencilGirl Products sitting next to my case of distress inks and...well...this idea popped into my head.  I made 4 cards in less than 15 minutes - and so can you - let me show you how easy this is!

I started with a scrap piece of white cardstock that was laying around.  I also grabbed a bunch of my mini distress inks (salty ocean, seedless preserves, cracked pistachio, fired brick, mustard seed, spiced marmalade, and blueprint sketch) and a bunch of stencils from StencilGirl Products.  I built layers of different stencil designs with the different colors of distress inks.  

There is no right or wrong here - just start layering and change colors.

I started with the Fractured Glass stencil and mustard seed distress ink - 


Then I grabbed the salty ocean distress ink with the Past Present Future stencil and salty ocean distress ink - 


Then I used the Gigi stencil with spiced marmalade distress ink -


Then I used several other stencils for the final look - Quilted Flower Garden, Eddy Rose, and a small stencil from one of the club kits. I also went back with the Past Present Future stencil to fill in areas and highlight the words with the blueprint sketch ink.  


When I was happy with the look I cut the design into 1 1/4" wide strips, some black cardstock into 1 3/8" strips, and I cut Lawn Fawn's "scripty thanks" die out of the black cardstock also.    


Next I made an A2 card base out of white cardstock, adheres a strip of the black cardstock across the card, then adhered a strip of the stenciled design on top of the black cardstock.


Last steps were to adhere the word "thanks" on top of the stenciled design, apply some Clear Wink of Stella to the thanks to give it a shimmer and then adhere a few sequins to the card front.


Done!  Easy Peasy!  I made 4 of these cards in about 15 minutes.  You can even use other dies like the word "hello" in place of the word thanks.  Well, I hope this easy post has inspired you to grab some stencils and some inks and make a quick and easy card like this.  Feel free to comment below and let me know what your thoughts are.  I am working on a few other projects so - until next time - 

Hugs from Brasil - 

Michael

6 comments:

  1. I love, love, love doing quick cards that probably only make sense to me but anyhow, this is gorgeous and I'm saving this idea for days when I need something like this...I'm going to make a stash and keep them in my "go to easy box". Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thanks Lois!! Now this is the type of comment I love...when someone says that they love an idea I posted and are going to make some to keep! Glad you love this idea. Seriously easy!! Thanks for stopping by the blog again.

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  2. looks like fun as well as easy! I love to find ways to make cards quickly, that still look great. I sometimes forget that you don't always have to spend a lot of time and do layer an layers to make a beautiful card. Thanks for reminding me there is beauty in simplicity!

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    1. Thanks so much Kimberley! Love that you love this idea! Hope you can make a few to keep around. Thanks for stopping by the blog.

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  3. Beautiful card that is quick. I love the colors you used with the black. Great idea. Thanks so much for inspiration to make an easy peasy card. (My grandson uses "easy peasy" all the time.) Have a great day.

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    1. Hey HJ. Thanks for the comments. Love that you love this idea. Thanks for stopping by the blog and your grandson sounds like a cool kid! LOL

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