In a Flash!

Today I needed a card.  A card in a flash!  My son was invited to a birthday party for later this afternoon and today was the first opportunity I've had to actually sit down at my craft table and play.  Sadly work, other commitments and the general feeling of exhaustion simply got in the way.  So it was with pleasure to sit and create.  Just needed a card and quick!!

So what do you do when you have a card to make for a ten year old boy, and no stamp sets on hand suitable?  Easy, raid your stamp stash and see what you can find!

I first started with my stash of cardstock scraps.  I still had quite a bit left over from the Papaya Collage class, namely Soft Suede, Raspberry Ripple and Very Vanilla.  Doesn't sound very boy-ish though, but it will, by adding Basic Black!!

Using black as the card base, I've then used Raspberry Ripple and embossed with the Spider Web embossing folder.  My boys love that embossing folder and besides, Raspberry Ripple is almost red and boys love red.  Red equals fast!!

I've used the background stamp from French Foliage to add interest and then stamped the Motorcycle image over the top.  I've added some interest with punch work and a couple of black brads.  And voila!  A card in a flash. Probably ten to fiftenn minutes I think.  Now to pop in the envelope and off to the party starting in just over one hour!!

So here's what I used:
Stamps: French Foliage, Motorcycle (retired) & Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Inks: Creamy Caramel & Early Espresso
Papers: Basic Black, Raspberry Ripple, Soft Suede & Very Vanilla CS
Other: Big Shot & Spider Web EF, brads, punches

Enjoy!! I'm off to pick up kids and take to a party!!

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