Thursday, August 21, 2014

A Simple Card with a Few Hints!

Hey there, my scrappy friends - Lizzy with you today! I wanted to share a few tips that I use for creating a simple but effective card:)

* Choose one big flower, with either some small leaves or blooms. Match them with one plain cardstock & one patterned.
* This is a great way to use up scraps - often after completing a page, you'll already have papers out that match - so pop them aside for a card!

* Add a black border around your card stock. It really makes your card look more 'finished'.
* My two FAVEST black pens for this sort of work & well worth the investment, are these:

*Always, ALWAYS lay out your card BEFORE you stick it together. Quite often you feel a need to add another element...& if it's stuck can't!

* Wood can be coloured or heat embossed or even covered with papers. Here, once more, I've used my fave black Pitt Artists Pen...
* A few little 'dots' around the card seem to add something special. This is one of my very fave products for this purpose:

* It comes in a variety of colours, but the darker ones are the most useful.

* Stamp a sentiment directly onto your card. Black RANGER ARCHIVAL ink works really well for this sort of 'fine' stamping. I think it's a MUST in every scrapper's arsenal of weapons:)

* Always press the PAD onto the STAMP & always using a 'dabbing'/ 'patting' action, rather than a 'sweeping' one. This loads the ink up much more evenly & you get a cleaner, crisper result:)

And the finished card:

If you know me even a little, you'll know that I find it difficult to use flowers. This sort of card is one really easy, simple way to move them outta my stash & for a good purpose!

Hope these few hints help get you creating ~ Lizzy ♥♥♥


  1. ooooo thanks for the hints especially - how you ran the marker around. I never get that right and you made it look so doable.

  2. Really lovely card, love the back ground and gota love that stunning flower!

  3. Love the background, its a really pretty card.

  4. So effective and I love the colours you've used. :)

  5. Another fantastic tutorial Lizzy. Thank you

  6. Stunning, I love the simplicity of it and the vivid colours and that's a great idea to use the leftovers from a scrap page to make a card - it's almost easier than putting them away! Thanks for the inspiration Lizzy :o)

  7. Love your tutorials Liz..... the little details you talk about do add a big difference in giving a more finished look and I really like the idea of using up scraps to make a card.

  8. Gorgeous card!! thanks so much for the tute ♥