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Saturday, 15 June 2019

Fifteen Minute Cards

Hello everyone, it is time for our monthly blog post featuring cards and projects made in fifteen minutes or less. We aim to share inspiration for cards created in a very short space of time with our fabulous stamps that can appeal to a beginner stamper or someone with more experience alike. Cards that are flat for posting, so important these days with rising postage costs. Cards that are great for batch card making, suitable for Weddings, for Christmas, Craft Fairs or for fund raising. We hope that you can find useful ideas that can be adapted for lots of different occasions.  Sadly, this will be the last of these posts, but we hope that you will continue to use the back catalogue of posts as a useful resource. You can type 'Fifteen Minute Cards' in the search feature to bring up the posts.

Our first selection of cards are from Brenda. She has masked either side of a panel, lightly inked the edges, then stamped the images, stamping with Versafine Clair Ink.

She has used a background from her stash, coloured the stamps with watercolour markers and spritzed them with water before stamping.

She has used an oval mask, added Distress Ink, stencilled all over before stamping with Versafine Onyx Black Ink.

She masked the base card, randomly brayered two different colours of Distress Ink in different directions, then stamped the image with Versafine Clair Ink.

She used the same technique for this card, but used different colours.

Magda has created a series of ATCs by stamping The Toadstool Garden, cutting the pieces, colouring the background and then picking out details with watercolours and a brush.

She has used the Useful Leaves stencil in the background and added Stickles to the mushrooms.

She has created a Thank You card and matching envelope coloured with watercolour pencils.

Rachel has created a gelli plate background, stamped the image and coloured it with pencils.

Penny has used copper embossing and Koh-I-Noor paints to create this card. She used a copper pen to edge the panel before attaching it to the card base. 3D foam pads add dimension to the embellishment.

Distress Inks were blended onto glossy card and the leafy border was stamped using sepia ink. She stamped the tree border using copper embossing powder and both panels were edged with a copper pen before assembling the card.

Penny used scraps from previous projects to complete this card. She stamped two images from Autumn Edges onto Chocolate Baroque papers and tore the edges. She added ink to the edges, and coloured the images with pencils. She stamped and embossed a sentiment in the middle of a piece of coloured card and added the two torn strips above and below the sentiment.

Doreen has used Distress Oxide spray inks to create her background, stamping the image using a stamping platform to get a darker image by stamping repeatedly. Her toning matting layers really help to pick out the background colours.

She has stamped the large Tagtastic stamp on Autumnal patterned paper using Versafine Clair Ink. She used the same ink to stamp the Autum Edges image, then coloured it with Koh-I-Noor pencils.

Using a stamping platform she stamped the image with smokey gray ink. She then stamped the trees in turn using green, habanero and vintage sepia inks, cleaning the image each time. She used pencils to enhance underneath the trees and to add little dashes of colour to resemble leaves. She tore the edges of the card. For the background, she created a leafy border using third generation stamping using sepia, red, habanero and sepia once again.

Two cards from Gerrina next, a black and white card, using white embossing on the large Patchwork Butterfly creates a super quick card.

These watercoloured fuchsias would brighten up your day if you received them in the post. Adding something like decorative washi tape, or coloured ribbon is a quick way to complete your card.

We could not complete our final Fifteen Minute blog post without a piece of Mail Art from Zoe. She has given us some stunning examples over the last few years, and here is another beauty.

We hope that you have enjoyed our final Fifteen Minute blog post, do keep visiting the blog for regular inspiration from the Design Team, thanks for stopping by,


  1. I have really enjoyed the 'quick makes' posts and good it's good to know they are still there - easy to find. Thank you to all the design team for the lovely work you do, for us to take inspiration from - be it quick makes or lengthier projects.

  2. Fabulous creations, how much stunning quick makes!! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Lots of fab ideas - again! Thanks all.


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