Even as a seasoned card maker, I enjoy learning tips & tricks from other crafters. My favorite tips & tricks lately are creating the same card layout, but using some sort of different color variation or medium. In my three cards today, I used an image from a holiday stamp set and paired it with a bold sentiment! As you can see, the layouts are the same but each card is slightly different. All the supplies used are linked at the end of this post as always! 🙂
I am hopping along with all the 2018 Ellen Hutson Design Team! WOOT WOOT! We all have projects to share and silly questions to answer. The entire blog hop list is listed towards the end of this post.
Let’s take a look at the first card with the rainbow background… A rainbow. Surprise, surprise, lol. To create the background, I stamped the house images from Light Parade and masked them off by stamping the same images onto a post-it note and covering the stamped image with the mask. Then I blended some distress oxides onto a piece of watercolored card and added a few water flicks. Peel the mask off and you are left with perfect unmarked houses! I added a sentiment and voila.
My second card has the same layout, just a different sentiment, and medium. I chose soft watercolors here. Very simple.
And my last card features some basic Copic Coloring. Lots of white space…
See? You can keep the same layout but make each card unique in its own way!
We are all answering some silly questions. I’ve done so below but also answered them in a little video clip and also elaborated a bit on some of my crazy ways, lol. You can watch that here on the blog or over on my youtube channel by clicking HERE. And if you aren’t a subscriber, you can easily subscribe by clicking HERE.
Silly questions and answers!
- Coffee or tea? – BOTH! I love coffee. I have a Nespresso machine and I push a button and poof, a beautiful cup of coffee in 60 seconds. It even has the froth on top! And Tea. I am a huge fan of bubblegum tea. It’s the only tea I will drink. I took my daughter (4 at the time) to a tea house and we selected bubblegum tea. Well, I fell in love, she didn’t. I found an online source and order 32 ounces monthly. I drink it all day long, after my two cups of coffee in the morning!
- How did you come up with your blog name? My original blog name was Paper Crafts by Laurel. Within the last two years, I decided to give myself a little tagline, Simply Cardmaking. Why? Because I specialize in the simple techniques so anyone can do them! I love the simplicity of crafting! You shouldn’t have to have a Ph.D. to figure out certain techniques and styles, lol!!!!!!! And that’s how my new blog title was born. Julie Mogford designed my logos and blog (she rocks).
- Tell us one silly/random/interesting tidbit about yourself! Well, there are so many weird things about me, how can I pick just one? I’m gonna be a rule breaker here. I am a huge Harry Potter fan, like a dork like fan. I am afraid of heights. I can only snap with my left hand, not my right. I am right handed and my husband and both kids are left handed. I don’t like feet. It’s very hard for me to sit thru a pedicure.
HA! How fun! I am absolutely honored to be a part of the Ellen Hutson design team! Look at all of my lovely teamies. What talent I serve alongside. And Ellen… I can’t say enough about her. She is a class act down the core… I don’t think you will meet a more honest, reputable businesswoman and friend. I adore her.
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