Penny Black Christmas cards
Card making, Craft

How to be more Productive at Cardmaking

I know right! Am I a hypocrite or what writing this post? Where have I been?

I thought I would write a post that I would like to read at the moment. It’s a New Year  and we all have New Years resolutions and mine is to get back into blogging.

Christmas cards
Mass produced Penny Black Christmas cards by Mycraftysmell

Do you like the new look to my blog?

Ok. My Mum was ill in hospital before Christmas and I had to rethink my priorities. She is a lot better now and we all had a lovely Christmas. Because of this blogging took a back seat as there aren’t enough hours in the day and something had to give.
But I am back now and thought I would share how to quickly produce a lot of cards when you are short on time. These are a few of the Christmas cards I sent this year. As you can see they are all the same, but different and although these are Christmas cards the same technique can be applied to any types of cards.

Here’s how

  • Take a few supplies (mine are linked below)
  • Come up with a good design.
  • Apply this design with different images and colours.
Penny Black Holly Day Critters Christmas cards.
Penny Black Holly Day Critters Christmas cards.

As you can see with these two cards, I started off by stamping a range of different images from Penny Black Holly Day Critters onto a piece of card. You could use any stamp set with a variety of images.
I then only coloured in a few focal points of the image. I used Tombow pens and a spectrum noir sparkle overlay pen. I then cut them all out.
I then used a very old Hero Arts stamp – distressed background to stamp a background onto the card blanks using the same Tombow pens. You could use an acrylic block ad the ink smooshing technique to achieve a similar look.

Underneath I stamped a sentiment from Clearly Besotted sentimental type. I did this with a production line method which speeds up the process. I also stamped my hand made by on the back and a sentiment inside, doing all the cards at the same time.

I then used foam pads to stick the images on the front of the backgrounds I had created.

Here are a few more-

Penny Black Christmas cards
Penny Black Christmas cards

Here are some affiliate links to supplies I have used or similar supplies where not available-

Thank you for looking. Please leave me a comment and Keep it Crafty.

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