This week has been such a rush! A family bereavement meant that this week I had to attend a funeral, some way from home. Which of course in turn meant organising child care for my kids and outfits etc. It also meant that my work time was also affected, not least due to other extra activities we have going on. Do you find this time of year busy and stressful? I nearly always do. As the holidays approach, I find myself bogged down with trying to get ahead with work, whilst organising activities for the kids so they don’t get ridiculously bored! It just goes a bit nuts. Therefore – quick and easy is the name of the game for crafting round here! I’m taking part in my second Creation Station blog hop, and I hope my cards pass the mark even though they are quick!
And onto today’s hop which has the theme ‘New In Colours’. I couldn’t decide whether to come up with a card design I could make in all 5 different colourways, or to use all 5 colours on the one project! In the end I decided the latter, but figured if I was going to include them all, they would have to be in small amounts! So, I had a think (quick, of course!) and decided that repeating patterns would be a great way to go:
I chose a selection of stamp sets from my collection including Work of Art, Thoughtful Banners, Ready To Pop & Labeler to create these cards. They all include geometric elements which are great for repeat stamping.
Quick Cards With Repeat Stamping
I took the rectangular block image from Thoughtful Banners for this card and stamped it repeatedly on top of itself until I had a block about the size of a present. I then added a Black Baker’s Twine bow for speed. Now, the only thing that slows down the repeat stamping with such a mix of colours is having to clean the stamp in between all the time. Don’t look too close, or you might see where I didn’t do a perfect cleaning job!
This one was super quick. I found turning the circle a little each time before stamping meant that they weren’t too uniform in nature. I also stamped off the darker colours first onto a piece of scrap paper before stamping them on here. That was to make sure my sentiment in black would show up. But stamping off means you can turn 5 colours into 10 or even 15 different colours! A Stamp-A-Ma-Jig could help make sure they are lined up though!
Finally, the dotted circle. You could vary this no end by changing the spacing between the rings when stamping. Or even cover the whole base card with them!
Thank you so much for hopping by and joining me for the Creation Station blog hop. I hope enjoyed my quick cards. Please carry on around and see what the rest of the team has in store for you – it’s guaranteed to be gorgeous!
Next up is Julie:
Or go back to Mikaela:
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