Thursday 19 September 2013

3 minute get well with trees

It's Three Minute Thursday here today so it's time to make a quick card. One of my 'go to' techniques for  fast cards is sponging - you can make an arty one layer card using stamps, ink and sponges in minutes! To make this card even quicker, I've used the pre-cut and folded notecards on p.162 of the annual catalogue; they're good, heavy card stock, perfect for one layer cards, and they come with envelopes too. Come and see what I made:

Living in the gentle countryside of north Buckinghamshire, I'm often inspired by the changing seasons. At the moment summer is giving way to autumn and it's prompted me to bring out my tree stamps. I started by stamping the row of trees from Lovely as a Tree  and roughly sponging in the sky and the foreground. Next came the Serene Silhouettes tree, stamped twice, in Gumball Green. I sponged more ink over the foreground and disguised the joins with markers before adding texture over the top using the top of the oak tree stamp.

The sentiment is from So Sorry. I love the high-impact font of the words 'So sorry' in this set and there's a choice of different phrases to add to it - including 'for the loss of your beloved pet' and 'this is late'.

It's been a getting everyone well kind of week here on Crafting Clare's Paper Moments and I'm not the only one! Less is More is challenging us to make one layer get well cards too so this can be my second entry there.

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Serene Silhouettes, So Sorry
Ink: Old Olive, Soft Sky, Blushing Bride, Baked Brown Sugar, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke, Gumball Green
Card stock: Pre-cut note cards
Other: Markers, stamp-a-majig

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My daughter, who has definitely been struck down by the lurgy, came downstairs yesterday morning looking heavy-eyed. "Bub," she said. "I dode think I can eat eddy breakfast this bording!" Whenever my children tell me they can't do something I immediately say: "Course you can Malcolm! Just stick this up your nose and you'll be fine!" because of the Vicks Sinex adverts of the 70s. I'm only joking I hasten to add, and wouldn't personally recommend that anyone sticks anything up their nose, but it does cheer the children up and that's the main thing!

Here's one of the old ads in case you fancy a trip down memory lane.

See you tomorrow,


  1. Ha! We always say that too. Another fab card, you've been busy this week!

  2. Gorgeous card-what a beautiful scene you have created Vicky,and that sentiment is indeed perfect in shape and size.
    Ha!That made me laugh(the bit about "Malcolm" not the bit about your poor snuffly daughter :) we shout that out in this house too!! The old ones they ae still the best!
    Have a lovely day,Nessa xx

  3. Fab autumnal get well card Vicky. Hope your daughter feels better soon.

    Sarn xxx

  4. I've fallen in love with this gorgeous stamping and sponging. Such a pretty scene. Sending get well wishes your daughter's way.

  5. That's a lovely card, Vicky. I really like the simplicity of it.

  6. Beautiful scene Vicky, great depth! Hope your daughter feels better soon and doesn't pass it on to the rest of you:)
    Val x

  7. What a lovely card, a little burst of North Bucks to remind me of once-was-home!
    We say "course you can, Malcolm!" as well, it's clearly those of us who are a certain age... xxxxx

  8. This looks simply brilliant Vicky! What fabulous inky effects! I love it!
    Thanks so much
    Less is More

  9. This is such a lovely card Vicky! I do love how you can make such wonderful scenes with stamps and have a real talent there!
    Lizy xx

  10. Gorgeous card Vicky, a beautifully composed art work!! Malcolm is a favourite here too (thank you for sharing), my hubby has often had to put up with "Where's yer Sinex Malcolm?" I leave you to work that one out :D Hope that all goes well in the get well dept :D Gay xx

  11. Hee hee, we say "course you can Malcolm" in our house too. Lovely card as always x


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