Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Quick cards for him and her

Good morning everyone. I needed to do some quick cards recently including one for a man so I thought I would share these with you today. They have the same basic layout - just use different colours and embellishments. I have used 2 stamp sets - Tim Holtz French Flight (with framelits) and Tim Holtz Simple Sayings and two layering stencils - harlequin and stripes.

For the female version I took Stormy Sky distress ink and added to white card through the harlequin stencil. I stamped my greeting from Simple sayings. I embellished this with butterflies from French Flight which I stamped with versamark and embossed with white powder. I then added some stormy sky to the rest of the card before using the accompanying framelits to cut out.

A little twine and some rhinestones finished this card.

For the male version I took some pale brown card and used gathered twigs distress ink through the stripes layering stencil. I stamped and cut the pointed hand from the same stamp set (French Flight). 

Some string and a few candy dots finished off the card.

I hope these give you some ideas when you need to make some quick cards.


  1. Both cards are CAS and fantastic colours. Liking the monotone very much:-) xxx

  2. These are fabulous Nikki! Love your embossed butterflies and the wonderful neutral tones on the second one! hugs :)

  3. Both cards are really specialL

    LOVE Chrissie xx

  4. Fantastic cards Nikki, love the the little extra sparkle/brad element on them xx

  5. Beautiful cards, Nikki! Love the soft colours. Beautiful designs! Xx

  6. Both beautiful cards, love the fading on them, delightful! Ruth x

  7. Lovely cards, the repetition of the die cuts is very effective.

  8. Lovely cards, Nikki. Great idea to make cards on a go.