Thursday 9 June 2011

Three Minute Thursday - Using Growing Green again!

Good morning! It's Thursday and that means it's time for another lightning fast card design. I've been using Growing Green a lot this week so it was out on my desk and this is what came of that!

I used this beautiful little flower image from the set and water-coloured the petals with my aqua painter.  I know you're not supposed to but I used it on Whisper White card stock and have found that as long as you keep the flow of water to a minimum, the card stock doesn't buckle. Practice makes perfect!

The Tempting Turquoise makes the flowers look very delicate and I love the way the water-coloured petals look when they overlap like this. The centres of the flowers were coloured quickly with the brush end of a marker and then dark dots added with the fine end of another marker.

Here's how to make the card:

  • Cut a 9cm x 18cm piece of Whisper White card stock. Score and fold it in half to make a card base.
  • Stamp a garland of flowers running randomly from the top right to the bottom left corners of the card front.
  • Squash the lid of the Tempting Turquoise ink pad against the ink while it's closed, then open it to reveal a pool of ink in the lid. Use this to colour in the petals of the stamped flowers using an aqua painter. Be careful not to use too much water or the card stock will buckle.
  • Stamp a sentiment in Pacific Point ink using a stamp-a-majig to make sure it's straight.
  • Colour the centres of the flowers with a Certainly Celery marker and add dots with a Pacific Point marker.
  • Curve the bottom right-hand corners of the card to finish.

Stamps: Growing Green, Party This Way (sentiment)
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Certainly Celery and Pacific Point markers, corner rounder

I always feel the need to see what these things look like in other colours. Does anyone else have this problem?

I got to see what my card looked like in Peach Parfait with Cherry Cobbler accents... and then I was asked if I could please make dinner for my family. Honestly! You wouldn't believe the demands that are made of me!

There really is something very satisfying about making quick cards - you can get together quite a stash in a short space of time or just whip one up when required. I hope you enjoyed Three Minute Thursday today - thank you for popping in. I shall be back with more crafting tomorrow and I'll hope to see you then.

PS Can I just apologise for the terrible photos today... I don't know what's got into my Bad Camera! (What's that saying about a bad workman blaming his tools?!!)


  1. I love how you've made those flowers float across the card!

  2. Hi Vicky! I am normally a "blue" girl but I LOVE your "Peach Parfait with Cherry Cobbler accents" version! (Sounds yummy doesn't it -like something from the menu of a fancy restaurant!)

  3. How very pretty these are, love the colour washing.

  4. Beautiful quick CAS cards Vicky. The blue is my favourite.
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

  5. Two beautiful cards, if I had to choose your second one is my favourite.


  6. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous Vicky - so simple but beautiful. One plus side of living on your own then - nobody stops you mid-flow!!
    M x

  7. VERY pretty indeed. Love the soft watercolour effect.

    Hugs, Sandra

  8. Oh these are so lovely - in any colour they would look super but the blue is certainly my favourite. I definately need this set!
    - Jacqueline xx.

  9. Hi Vicky just love those blooms meandering accross the card and the delicate watercolouring adds to the pretty effect.
    Jenny x

  10. Hi Vicky
    Love both of them .....sooo stylish ....Fab...

  11. Two fabulous cards, love that flower shape!

  12. Totally fabulous Vicky, Great colours and stylish flowers, love them, big smiles, hugs Gay xx

  13. Vicky,I cant choose between these cards as they both are gorgeous.Another stamp set is going on my wish list!! Bev.x

  14. Hi Vicky

    Thank you for visiting my blog and for your lovely comments.

    That was very kind of you.

    I am pleased you called as it means I have now found you. Your blog is gorgeous .. .. .. as are your creations.

    The ones you have posted here are fabby.

    Love Jules xx

  15. I would just like to find the time to stamp in ONE colour ... and I would be satisfied. But ... loved seeing the alternate version! Hugs xxaxx

  16. I really like the simplicity of this!

  17. I always love your 3-minute Thursday cards, Vicky. Besides being quick and easy... one layer cards like this are so easy to pop into the mail. As far as your family expecting dinner goes, I think that if I'd just been working with Peach Parfait and Cherry Cobbler I might've just gone directly to dessert! :)

  18. This is so light and airy! You have mad me really love this set!


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