Monday, October 6, 2008

CHF Challenge - Quick Cards

Hello!  It's Monday again... and I've not been a very good blogger lately.  I think it's a function of time for me... type on my computer or stamp?  I know what my preference is!  LOL!

This week's challenge was quick cards.  I am the QUEEN of layers.  The more the better, actually.  Complex cards that take hours to create are my forte!  So this challenge is meant to give me a swift kick.  Sometimes less is more and quick cards are really what most people create.

My card today uses a few of the Primitive Beginnings images from Lesley Langdon's Rummage Bin line at Cornish Heritage Farms.  I really love these images!  They have a unique way of blending together perfectly!

Est. Home:

This card has a few layers (you didn't think I'd go cold turkey, did you?) and has stitching.  But it was fast!  I think in total, this took about 15 minutes (maybe less).  I stamped the Est. 1862 on the Granola (Vanilla Bean) patterned paper with Black Soot Distress ink and embossed.  Then, I stamped the Primitive House over it with Vintage Photo Distress ink.  I did it in this order, because I didn't want the lines of the house to show under the Est. image.  I glued and stitched... voila!  Fast card!

My computer's been acting up... or I'd link everyone that participated in this challenge... their blog links are on the sidebar of my blog.  These are the girls that will have a fantastic quick card to share and I can't wait to see what ideas they have brewing.

- Julia
- Jen
- Kim
- Val
- Alli
- Joanne
- Kristine
- Carole
- Michele
- Becky
- Julie

Speaking of brewing, I'm off to find more java.  Have a great day everyone,
-Primitive House and Est. 1862 primitive individual image (The Rummage Bin) by CHF

-Weathered Wood, Vintage Photo and Black Soot Distress Ink by Ranger

-Kraft cardstock by Prism Papers

Patterned Paper:
-Granola by Basic Grey

-Clear embossing powder by Ranger (for Est. 1862 image)
-sewing machine and thread
-heat gun for embossing


  1. Great idea about stamping/embossing in that order! I love the rustic images with the fresh colors of your card base paper choices~

  2. Perfect DP for the homey, folksy feel - love this!

  3. Cute, Lise! Love that stitching and the rustic feel!

  4. Gorgeous combination of images and colours on this card :)

  5. Great quick card. Love the layout and the color combo.

  6. Oooh! Now you're making me want that paper pack too! lol! Lovin' all of your primitive things!!!