I often make cards without a tutorial, when I am in a rush or just trying out ideas. So I thought I would compile my favourite 12 into a blog post to share and inspire (hopefully)
My style is quite simple when it comes to card making, I would love to do lots of layers and fancy folds but often I don’t have time for this and generally prefer a cleaner look. But if you can make a cool looking card without the faff then that’s a huge bonus…right!
This is one of my latest cards, and I really love the Washi tape circles, to make add strips of Washi tape to plain white card and then punch out 9 circles. Mount the circles using foam squares and finish with a sentiment across the middle.
I have recently found my love of embossing and now a lot of my cards feature this technique, I definitely recommend trying it. To make, I stamped the whole embossing pad onto white card and used the metallic powder over the top before heating. I repeated the step to get a deeper cover. Cut out the rectangle and mount with foam tape before finishing with copper letters.
This card is a lot of fun to make, I used Dovecraft glass paint and splattered it over the card in several colours. It dries with a glossy and textured look. I finished with a fun quote. Just make sure you don’t touch it until completely dry, try and leave it overnight.
Is it a card or is it an envelope, this card is really easy to make and really stands out with the bright colours of the First Edition Storyteller pad. The gold marker on the edge of the card helps to define the shape and the tag adds a unique touch.
This is a gorgeous layered card and I use this design for a lot of my makes, it’s timeless and works with so many different paper styles. Add distress to the edges with a pair of scissors brushed along the side. This was made with First Edition Wild Flower, a firm favourite of mine.
This card is really clean and simply but still effective. I used a 6×6 card and cut the corners to create a unique card blank. I fussy cut the flowers from the Dovecraft Painted Blooms paper pad then arranged them around a polaroid frame. The sequins add a bit of wow to the card.
I love bunting on a card, it just shouts celebration. This side bunting adds a different look to the card and the colourful papers are great for a bit of Birthday cheer.
This is probably one of my favourite cards I have made, the Dovecraft sentiment stamp adds a fab centrepiece and the floral border makes it really feminine. It looks really detailed but is actually really easy to make.
I made this card in just 10 minutes using the Dovecraft A4 card pack, it contains lots of pretty colours, the simple strips of paper create a colourful rainbow. The silver star gems from Simply Creative add a bit of extra detail.
I really enjoyed playing with watercolours for this card background. I then embossed the lipstick stamp from the Dovecraft Kiss and Makeup range before sticking them down with foam tape, I die-cut a sentiment on mirror card to finish.
This card certainly has the wow factor but is very easy to make, emboss the whole front of the card blank with pink glitter powder, I did two layers again for extra shine. Then add a few embellishments to decorate but keep it simple and let the glitter do the talking.
My final card is quirky and made for a cat lover. Most of it was cut by hand to give it a unique handmade feel. The fun stamped sentiment will make the receiver smile.
Thanks for taking the time to read, if you make any of them don’t forget to tag me, use @i_heart_maggie for Instagram or @IHeart_Maggie on twitter.
Love Claire x