Thursday, 18 April 2013

Three minute card with punches

One of the fun things about getting older is that colours combinations familiar from when you were growing up make a come-back in a completely fresh way. Summer Starfruit has a real 70s vibe and I can just imagine it being teamed with browns and oranges then... but today's three-minute card goes a little psychedelic with the zingy Gumball Green! Come and see:

Card made with designer paper and Secret Garden from Stampin' Up

I'm loving the little designer paper stacks Stampin' Up have been coming out with. They only cost £6.25 and contain loads of different designs and colours of double-sided papers in a size perfect for card-makers. I chose this fabulous design  and cut it into a square to fit my card base, marked the centre and punched a 1 3/4" circle out of it - just the right size to stamp my Secret Garden flower through onto the card base below.

Close up of sentiment stamped with Just Believe from Stampin' Up

The designer paper panel was stamped with a sentiment in black stazon before attaching to the card base on dimensionals. You need quite a few to keep it solid - I found the 'waste' strips on the sides of the dimensionals pack were ideal for the edges. The central flower was finished with a Basic Black marker and the card was embellished with a punched leaf and flower.

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Secret Garden, Just Believe (sentiment)
Ink: Summer Starfruit, Black stazon
Card stock: Whisper White
Punches: Boho Blossoms, 2 step bird punch, 1 3/4 circle punch
Other: Print Poetry designer paper stack, Basic Black marker, Basic Pearls, stamp-a-majig
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It's so windy here! My oldest son helpfully took the waste paper out to the recycle yesterday evening and provided a brilliant comedy show from my window: the wind snatched a piece of paper, my son gave chase, the paper came to rest on the ground, my son tried to pin it down with his foot, it flew off again...! He came back inside to find me helpless with laughter and, despite the fact that he is VERY cool, he was able to have a laugh at himself too. Bless!

I'll have more designer paper ideas here tomorrow. Hope to see you then,

18 comments:

  1. This is such a cheerful, sunny sort of card AND co-ordinates beautifully with the daffodils I spy in the background.

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  2. Gorgeous Vicky, a nice, quick and simple design, but very effective, perfect for those of us who don't seem to have a minute to spare these days i.e me! Still trying to unpack!

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  3. Lovely Spring card Vicky-i like how you have stamped through the circle,looks great :)
    Nessa xx

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  4. Love it! Love retro looks, which is probably why I adore Summer Starfruit so much!

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  5. Oh YES! I REALLY love this floral card. Right up my street!

    xxx

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  6. Hi Vicky
    Gorgeous card.... Love the colours ....
    Hugs Sylvie xx

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  7. Fabulous juicy, citrus colours Vicky, love the layout. Btw Clockwork Orange is not my fab film, in fact I've never seen it! I was a bit stumped with the film theme and reversed my thinking and searched through my stamps to see if a film came to mind:) I meant to say as well on your last card we were obviously on the same wave length:)
    Val x

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  8. Hello Vicky...just catching up with blogs having been away...you've made some stunning cards and just loved your box...Love todays post gorgeous colours

    Anne

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  9. A beautiful colour combination - lovely and spring-like - Jacqueline xx

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  10. A beautiful and stunning card Vicky, I love the colour combination, especially the circle aperature and yellow flower.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  11. Love it!!! Sometimes you need the quick and easy card!! Thank you!! Cindy

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  12. Your so clever with your 3 min cards Vicky, I love the colours of this so Spring like.

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  13. Ooh yes, what great colours and a very 70s look to the flowers. I'd like a dress made from that print please! xxx

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  14. Gorgeous card Vicky, love this layout. I think I may have to borrow your idea. So simple and so effective. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Kat xx

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  15. Yep, I think summer star fruit is a bit of a 'Marmite' colour... Love it or hate it!!!
    I personally like it's zingy hue and love how you've teamed it up with the green :0)
    Another sweet card Vicky.
    Jenny x

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  16. Vicki: Love the colors that you've used with this card - looks so cheerful and springy (is there such a word?). I've just found your website and started receiving your emails and love your style.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Judy

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  17. Gorgeous citrus colours here I nearly went and made myself a long cool drink ! The designer paper is simply scrumptious and the gorgeous bloom in the centre is magnificent.

    Marie

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  18. Lovely fresh and spring like card. x

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x