It’s Joy here this week for an installment of Scrapbook Nerd Academy.
I love to use my scrappy supplies to make cards. This week I challenged myself to limit my supplies and not use any stamps. Let’s get to it, I’ll show you how.
For this card I started by using 1. washi tape to mask off a 1/4″ border on a white card so I could use Tattered Rose distress ink to colour the paper instead of adding a layer of paper. I used the ink pad directly on the paper. 2. After removing the washi tape I added some tissue wrap (or stamped tissue paper, if you would like) 3. Cut a wide banner approx. 3″x4″ and adhere, then choose a small banner sticker or cut one from pattern paper and adhere to the larger banner as shown. 5. Then I adhered a doily to the right side over the banners and cut the excess off on the right side. 6. Next choose a focal image (I use an ampersand), then add a sentiment. 7. Add a decorative border to the bottom of the banner under or on top of the doily.
For card #2 – 1. choose a few stencils and ink (I used 2 colours) 2. decorate the card front with stencils and ink 3. Using a small paper bag (or cut one on your digital die cutter) layer 2 small strips of pattern paper approx. 3/4″ x 3″ & 3/4″ x 4″ 4. Choose a chipboard shape to layer over the paper strips. 5. Cut a banner piece from a plain pattern paper for your sentiment, then adhere 6. embellish with a few wood or enamel dots
We are almost finished, let’s move to the last card.
Start by choosing a pattern paper, then 2. adhere a piece of tissue wrap (or tissue paper) tear the edges for some extra texture if you wish 3. Choose a large chipboard embellishment/flower or coloured stamped image and mount in on a pattern paper 4. Ink the edges with Distress ink
5. Adhere your focal image to the card front on top of the tissue paper 6. choose a sentiment sticker or stamp one and adhere it on top of the focal image as shown.
I hope you enjoy making these three quick cards. They were quick for me because I limited my supplies, which meant most of my decisions were made. I just had to worry about the design.
Here’s a look at the full cards….
Have an awesome weekend everyone. Get crafty and see you next time