Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Quick and Easy One Layer Card

L to R:  1)Ripe Persimmon & Barn Door; 2) Twisted Citron, Squeezed Lemonade & Mowed Lawn; 3) Picked Raspberry

Hi everyone.  I needed to make six quick cards to send to friends and I wanted them to be the same design, just switching up the ink colours.  I used a large bloom stencil and made the cards above in about 5 minutes per card.  You gotta love that!!  Super quick, easy and fun.  I shared a CAS version HERE.  I actually made these cards first, but wanted to wait until they were received before posting.

I'm also thrilled that today, my Stencil Sponging video goes live on Splitcoaststampers.com.  My video shows how to sponge over stencils as I did above.  Thanks to Dina for wanting to share my video with members of the Splitcoaststampers community!

Here's how I did it ...
I secured an A2 (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") white card front to my craft mat, placed the large bloom stencil over top, with it hanging off one side and secured it with temporary tape.  Then I used sponges and distress ink to sponge over the stencil, starting with the lightest colour to cover the whole image, and the darker one added on top, just in the center.  To finish I stamped a fun sentiment in black and then adhered the card front to a base.

Here's three more colour variations ...
L to R:  1) Twisted Citron and Peacock Feathers;  2) Worn Lipstick & Ripe Persimmon;  3) Mustard Seed & Ripe Persimmon

I love how bright and cheerful these cards turned out.  It was fun trying different colour combinations.  :)






Stamps:  Happy Messages (Stampendous)
Paper:  White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Distress Inks from Tim Holz.  Colour listed under photos.
Accessories & Tools:  Bloom stencil (Mayco), Sponges

Links:
Splitcoaststampers.com - Stencil Sponging


30 comments:

Marianne said...

These are looking wonderful, Loll.
I also enjoyed watching your tutorial on SCS earlier today.
Marianne x

Sue said...

A beautiful set of cards, Loll, fabulous stencilling and they are indeed bright and cheerful!

Marcia HIll said...

What a rainbow of BEAUTIFUL cards Loll! One layer, colorful, and perfect...gotta love it!! :0)

Bobby said...

Those big colorful blooms make quite the statement, Loll. CAS and lovely.

nancy littrell said...

Stunning sponged stenciled flowers, Loll with beautiful color combinations. I love how you added the color combos for each flower in a tiny font under your photo. I am off to check out your new SCS tutorial. Congratulations. You will get LOTS of views:-) Hugs..Nancy

P.S. I got one of Loll's other batch of this CAS designed Friend card. It is even more stunning IRL!

Viv's Visuals said...

Fantastic stencilling Loll - and they are such pretty flowers in their gorgeous vibrant colours! Made me smile as we have had some glorious sunshine here the last few days - unheard of in the middle of the British winter!

Maura R said...

These are so pretty , Loll, and so great to have a card idea that you can quickly make multiples of! Great sponging and color blending!!!

Darnell said...

Your bold sweet and summery cards for friends are delightful, Lolly! You can't beat a QACAS design that looks like it took a lot longer than it did! Congratulations on the video being up at SCS!! Hugs, Dolly

Bonnie said...

I saw your tutorial in the SCS newsletter today. How exciting that you get to share it there! Fantastic cards and a bonus that they are QACAS!

Susan said...

What a joyous selection of colour combinations!! A fabulous set of cards! Congrats on having your video / tutorial on SCS today!

Nancy Stislow said...

These may have been quick and easy but your eye for shading with sponging and your brilliant color choices really make them pop! Love this idea and love that friend stamp. I just love these and love how quickly they went for you.

Kara Lynne said...

I love each one of these, Loll! Beautiful ink combinations, and I love that whimsical sentiment! Wonderful cards!

Happy Dance said...

How pretty are these, Loll?!! I do love the big image in the varied bright colors. These really make an impact, I have to say! Sweet font on your sentiment too. Very Whimsical! Bev

Christine Alexander said...

Congratulations on the SCS tutorial post Loll, wonderful cards. It's great to have some quick cards on hand. I doubt mine would look as pretty as these.

Robyn Oliver said...

"bells and whistles, poppers and streamers" and a BIG Congratulations Loll, on your shared video... and three fabulous cards too, beautiful crisp edges to your sponging Loll and lovely ombre shades.

Patti said...

COOL!!!!I just love these cards! the colors are fantastic and the playful sentiment you used was the perfect choice!!

Maxine D said...

What vibrant ans cheerful card loll - love them
Blessings
Maxine

Carol L said...

These are quite lovely all done in different colors. I love that big bloom in different colors, and now I'm heading over to SCS to watch the video ;)

Linda said...

I love all of these colour combinations, and the stecnil design is so pretty ..... even more so in real life! Thank you my friend xx

Karen Dunbrook said...

such happy, bright cards Loll...great gift too.
I was so happy to see you featured over at SCS too...congrats mf.
xx Karen

Brenda in IN said...

A big, beautiful burst of colors today. Loved the video and congratulations on being on Splitcoast. A lovely group of spring during this cold blast we are having here.

Mac Mable said...

Wonderful colour combinations, bright and vibrant. The stencil looks amazing and so is your blending. The pop of black from the sentiments look fabulous and so is the fun font x.

Jo Manna said...

Whah these are gorgeous! Love the colour intensity and I think I need that sentiment Haha.
Congrats on the SC tutorial, you totally ROCK xx

Barb Ghig said...

Love your rainbow of beautiful cards, Loll! Your friends are very blessed to have someone as thoughtful and talented as you in their life...Love the simplicity of your design, too!
Congrats on your SCS tutorial, too :)

Daffodil Cards said...

Gorgeous colour combinations Loll. Beautiful cards.
Faith

Trina P. said...

Oops! Almost missed this one. Beautiful card set, Loll. Congratulations on having your video added at SCS! It’s an awesome video so .i can see why they want to use it. Ok, I think I’m caught up now! 😘

JosieD said...

Stunning card, Loll, and best of all, quick and easy. Love the vibrant colors and how you combined them.

JosieD said...

Loll, just went to your Split Coast Stampers tutorial and video....they are so good. Thank you! Easy to understand and specific how-to steps and tips.

Anita in France said...

So pretty, Loll, with heaps of delicious impact ... the gradation of stencilled colour on those lovely blooms is fabulous! Hugs, Anita :)

Papercraft Boutique said...

Your tutorial video shared at SCS is great, Loll!
These dahlia's are so beautiful. Two color sponging and additional inking give them dimension even though the cards are one-layer.
Hideko xx