Monday, September 6, 2010

Make it Monday - Quick "use what you have" cards, by Lisa Pate

I reaslise that some of you are very organised card makers and have a nice big stash of ready made cards to use at any moment.  Yeah, you are the good girls.  Me I never have any at hand and constantly make a "quick we are leaving in 10 mins" card!!! 

So I wanted to show you how quick and easy it is to put together TWO cards, with what you already have on your desk in less than 10 mins.  EASY!!

Firstly, you will need your basic supplies.  Trimmer, adhesive and scraps of cardstock and patterned paper (I always have PLENTY of these on my desk! Regardless if it "matched" I just piled it all up!
Then I cut two card bases from white cardstock, that was on my desk too!!

They were both different sizes... no drama!

Next  grabbed my Prima Masks and some ink. I rubbed the ink over the mask for the first card

With the mask still in place I gave the card a squirt of glimmer mist , and gently lifted off the mask.

There was a good layer of inky misty goodness on the mask, so I flipped it over and put the inky side down on the other card

and was left with this cool background

Next I cut strips of patterned paper as well as punching out two strips with a decorative punch and attached these to my cards

Then I added some trims, both different

Flowers from Prima were added next and buttons too

To finish off I added some canvas tags by Basic Grey

Finally my mixed up, un-matching cards were finished and it only took 10 mins!!!

Why don't you see what you can make with what's on your desk?



Anonymous said...

Love these for quick and easy cards, but wouldn't work on my desk at the moment, I just cleaned it up!! Hmmm I think I'll have to do some scrapping so I can make these :)

Melissa said...

I will try each time I post a comment it doesn't show up..fingers crossed this time.
They are great Lisa, and I love that you have used so many different colours together.
And I can't believe that it only took 10 minutes....good one!!!

Shelee said...

Wow Lisa .... I love your cards!!!

karennarelle said...

wow, they look great. especially love the idea of flipping the mask, derrrrr i would never think to do that. obviously why you are dt material and i am not!! :-)

Anonymous said...

I wish that I had the confidence to have a go at doing this

Samantha said...

Oh how easy was that?!! totally love wht you came out with, and totally love the prima mask!! i'll have to pop into thearpy to buy some! so love them!

~Etoile~ said...

Good tucto, I really like your cards.