Saturday, 16 March 2019

15 Minute Cards for March

Hi all.  Here are three quick cards that I made for the 15 Minute Card Post over at the Chocolate Baroque DT Blog.  The first was made using the The Sewing Room set of stamps.

I made a background with Cracked Pistachio and Blueprint Sketch Distress Inks spritzed and the card laid over to pick up the ink, doing this several times to cover.  I then added the borders using the Blueprint Sketch DI and stamped them twice joining them up, which luckily worked quite well using my Misti, and trimmed the background and added some extra blue ink using the blending tool.  I then stamped one of the mannequins with the same ink and watercoloured it lightly with the two inks using a waterbrush being careful not to be too heavy handed so that I didn't blur the outlines as I had used water based inks to stamp and colour, and I also added the sentiment with the same blue.

This next card features stamps from the Haberdashery set.  I started with a gelli plate background using a mixture of white acrylic paint and some Scarlet Brusho mixed in and brayered on to the plate and then the coloured transferred to the piece of white card.  I then covered the plate with Aquamarine Brusho mixed in to the white, and using the four buttons from the set I laid them in a row on an acrylic block and using the same blue paint I stamped them on all four sides of the gelli plate before laying the card over and adding this new colour to the print.   The paint dries so fast that by the time I pulled the print again a lot of the blue was dry and it only left patches and a faint impression of the buttons, but I thought the finish was interesting, so I left it like that.  I added one of the mannequins, three of the buttons in each of the corners and the sentiment using Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink.  I then stamped the smaller of the scissors across each corner and randomly stamped the sentiment all over the background using Twisted Citron Distress Ink, and I also added some of the same colour blended around the edges.  I finished by colouring the mannequin with pink, and the scissors and buttons with pink and green pencil, and mounted it on to a 6" square card.

My last card was made with a piece of white card stamped with another of the mannequins from the Haberdashery set of stamps, and the background stamped using the Floral Mannequins and for both Faded Jeans Distress Ink, and then smooshed using Leaf Green and Emerald Brushos.  The inked image did fade a little with the addition of the water but held up surprisingly well.  I then layered it on to a piece of blue card and added it to a 7" x 5" white card on which I stamped both the frilled and floral lace pieces as a background to the topper, and finished with a sentiment, all stamped with the same blue ink.

Thanks for looking at my blog today and I really appreciate all your visits and comments, and if you would like more inspiration you will find new posts most days from members of the DT and GDT over on the Design Team Blog.


  1. Three lovely cards Pat and I really like the colour combination on the first one. I also like the layout of your third card and the stamps that you've used in the background. Enjoy your weekend x

  2. Such beautiful cards Pat, your colours and designs are fabulous, lovely images too, Kate x

  3. great 15min makes, I love those types of cards :)

  4. WOW, these look like they took longer than 15 minutes, Pat! You are a quick-blender and I love the dress-makers theme of these beautiful cards!! Hugs, Darnell

  5. HI Pat..such a lovely selection of cards and you've created some great backgrounds for your image


  6. What a lovely trio of cards Pat and I love how you built up the backgrounds.
    Carol x

  7. Lovely cards! Love the softness of the colours, the pretty backgrounds and the theme! They certainly do not look like quick cards to me!

  8. Love the way you did the background and stamping on your first card and using the water based inks so beautifully. The gelli plate looks fabulous on your second card and the way you stamped the text and scissors looks unique and so very striking. Great design on card number three and love the water colour effect. Stunning cards and fabulous inspiration, thank you x

  9. Gorgeous cards, Pat. The backgrounds are beautiful and I love the stamps. xx

  10. Heck your 15 minute cards are terrific Pat!! Well done to you my friend!


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