Tuesday, January 27, 2015

An Old Reliable

I was recently in need of a few simple cards I could use for several different messages, so I made four of these:

I covered the edges of a piece of Distress water color paper with painters tape, which left just a small open area in the center.  I smooshed three colors of Distress Ink onto my craft sheet, spritzed them with water, then used my water brush (with no water in it) to paint the colors in three stripes - green, blue and purple.

I dried the ink before I removed the tape, then I stamped the Hero Arts tree with Archival ink. Next I trimmed the panel, put it on a purple layer, and mounted it to the base with foam tape.

These were so easy to make, I actually made two at a time. :)

I didn't stamp a sentiment on any of them. I know one will be a Thank You, but I'm not sure about the others, so I'll just let my hand-written words on the inside do all the talking.

In other news, I have a few snarky card ideas up my sleeve, and I'll be back when I can get them onto paper like they are in my head.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stuff I used: SU Perfect Plum card stock (maybe the 39th color I tried, aka: why I don't like purple), and the following:


  1. Great combination of colors Leslie. Peaceful and beautiful.

  2. There's nothing like snarky ideas coming down the pike to keep us poised and ready. I like your quick and easy "go-to" card. It is always good to have one of those up your sleeve. It really is an all purpose design.


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