Good morning! Welcome to Three Minute Thursday - the place to come if you want inspiration for quick cards. Of course I'm not just here for inspiration - if you live in the UK, you can also order any of the items you see me using here. Just send me an email or give me a ring on 01280 820593 and I'll be delighted to help and to have your order delivered to your door.
Today's fast card is inspired by Make My Monday. The second challenge on this new site is to create a card using punched or die-cut flowers. Here's what I came up with:
It is the work of a moment to scribble on an acrylic block with marker pens, mist the block with water and stamp onto the card front and it makes a great background. EDITED TO ADD: There's been a lot of interest in this technique! It's been around for a long time but I first came across it at a Stampin' Up training session about a year ago where we dipped the block in an ink pad like an ordinary stamp. I thought it would be a great idea to use several colours, so I brought my markers out, but I'm sure it's been done many times before!
I stamped some stalks (using the handy stalk from Greenhouse Garden) and topped them with my favourite little flower from the Boho Blossoms punch. The centres are punchings from my 1/8" handheld punch!
This sentiment has lots of movement in it and, stamped in Basic Black, it really pops against the background.
Here are some different versions - flowers with pearl or rhinestone centres; strong, medium or faint backgrounds; a sentiment stamped in Always Artichoke - but the left-hand one appeals most to me. I would ask you which one you like best but the picture certainly wasn't my finest photographic hour so it's probably hard to tell!
Stamps: Sincere Salutations, Greenhouse Garden (stalk)
Ink: Basic Black
Card stock: Confetti Cream, Poppy Parade
Other: Boho Blossoms punch, markers, self-adhesive rhinestones or pearls (optional)
I'm having a hectic week and I expect many of you are finding the same. This half of the summer term is the time when schools, clubs, community organisations and everyone else decides to have their open events, fairs, concerts, performances etc and so I'm finding that when I attend one event I have to leave early to make it to another; or I have a mad dash to drop one child off somewhere only to find that I should be picking another child up at the same time but on the other side of town! Eeek! I have another five and a half weeks of this and I'm feeling dizzy already!
I hope you've enjoyed your visit here and I do appreciate you spending your time with me. I'll have another project to show you tomorrow and I hope you can join me again.