Washi the Day

chautona-card63Fastest, easiest cards on the planet. I seriously did all 4 in about 10 minutes tops. I wanted to play with the idea of the all black and white after doing a black and white spread in my EC planner. So, I did it. Liked it. Then I wondered what colors would look like. So I did that.
Look, they’re not genius cards. They’re not super amazing CAS masterpieces either. They’re just cards. But they’re nice and I like ’em. I won’t make LOTS like this, but if I ever need a card in the space of a couple of minutes, I now know one way to make something that looks good and is fast.

And Leigh Anne (leibetty), I TOTALLY owe you kudos for loving Versafine. I’ve never gotten the appeal. But I keep trying it because I know some people–and you are the one who comes to mind–love it. After this card, I too “get” it. CRISP. Man, that ink is crisp. I never noticed it before.

Stamps: PTI Birthday
Paper: PTI White and Gina K Black
Paper Size: A2 (5.5 x 4.25)
Ink: Versafine
Accessories: Washi tape, ticket punch
Techniques: Get ‘er done
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SC316-Washi Experiment

chautona-SC316aSo I had this “brilliant” idea. I would make a sketch but instead of using panels, I’d use washi tape to create the outline of panels. Interlocking boxes… fun stuff.

I found three colors I liked together and went to town.

This is the result. It’s okay. I’d give this card to someone in a pinch, but probably someone I know doesn’t care about cards and who will toss it the moment they’re done reading it. And I’m good with that.

But, I did decide that I liked the idea.

Stamps: PTI Birthday Wishes
Paper: PTI White
Ink: Pallette noir
Accessories: washi tape, spellbinders banner
Techniques: playing with paper and tape
Difficulty (1-Easy 5-Advanced): 1-easy peasy as in so easy it’s almost scary.

chautona-SC316b

This is card two of the experiment. I like it. A lot. It’s simple–super simple–but it’s pretty.

I’ll probably do this again on some other one and see how I like it. I got smarter with this one and made the darkest one be the center panel so it stands out from the background. That’s one thing that ruined the other one.

So, it’s an idea… I’m excited about it. I’m sure someone else has done the same thing, but I haven’t seen it so I feel like I invented my own card idea for quick and easy cards in a pinch.

Stamps: PTI Birthday Wishes
Paper: PTI White
Ink: Pallette noir
Accessories: washi tape, spellbinders banner
Techniques: playing with paper and tape
Difficulty (1-Easy 5-Advanced): 1-easy peasy as in so easy it’s almost scary

SC144- Baby Parade

Ok, I just KNEW what I wanted to do when I got to this card, and it WORKED! WOOT! Talk about coolness.

So, friends of mine, you need to start having more babies. Gotta have a use for it, don’tcha know!

Ingredients:

Stamps–  Unity KOM & Elzybells Sentiment
Paper-  PTI Vintage Cream & Lemon Tart, October Afternoon “Thrift Shop” & “Fly a Kite”
Ink-  SU Markers & SU Black
Accessories-  Ivory satin ribbon & SU Vanilla lace
Tools-  SU Label punch cut in half… almost