Friday, September 15, 2017

Cards in a "Flash"

Hi Everyone,

I recently held my Wednesday Stamp class and featured a great way to create quick cards. If you are like me, you can spend so much time trying to design a card, or go to Pinterest for hours looking at cards and layouts. Well a fellow demonstrator, Connie Stewart, has created "Flash" cards for years. I decided to use this technique, and I can't believe how quick and easy it was to create my projects for class. I usually do three projects at class, but I decided to create four because it was so fun. Take a look at the class projects.

I featured the Painted Harvest Stamp set for my class this week. I love the texture that the flower gives when stamped. This set is a 2-step stamp set. 2-step stamping always create such realistic images.What's a "Flash" card? Look at all the projects and see if you can guess.

I am a designer series paper fan. Whenever I can feature it I use it. For this project, I used the coordinating leaf punch and the Painted Autumn DSP. The stamp set and punch can be purchased as a bundle at a 10% discount.

My class participants really liked the Cajun Craze color of this project. They really felt that this project felt like fall. 

This card was my on the spot bonus project. I had so much fun with the "Flash" cards that I didn't want to stop. Again, let DSP help give your project that WOW that it needs. I used the Be Merry DSP. I really was surprised at how quickly I designed my projects. For class, I often spend hours deciding on my focus, products, embellishments, etc.. and this gets me stressed sometimes. I'm sure that has happened to you too. For this class, once I decided that I wanted to focus on Painted Harvest Stamp set, I was done with all three projects in 30 minutes. Yep, 30 minutes. From there I prepped my supplies. 

Okay, I know you want to know what a "Flash" Card is. Maybe you guessed, but a "Flash" card is created by taking 2 pieces of cardstock, one as the base, and the other the layer. Cut the base piece to 4 1/4" x 2 3/4" and the layer to 4" x 2 1/2". That's it. By starting with this for each project, I was then able to design the rest of the card. You can see the "Flash" card in each project as the focal point. For the Cajun Craze project, I began with my basic layer and then I trimmed 3/4" off each piece for perfect layered image and saying. Even though all of my cards have a "Flash" card, I feel that each project is so different from each other.

Now that you know what a "Flash" card is, create your own projects and let me know how they came out. I'd love to see what you come up with. 

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Happy Stampin'
Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper

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