A quick card doesn’t have to be boring!

Hi guys!

Today I’m popping in to show you a super quick card I made for the Creations In Pink August challenge. As the name implies, this is a challenge blog that focuses on pink creations, perfect for my pink, frilly inner Crafting Drama Queen!


Now, this card is so simple but I think it is rather lovely myself. A dramatic background sometimes doesn’t need much more than a statement sentiment and there are so many to choose from out there. I am a big fan of the ones from Altenew, and I have used one for this card. I’m not usually the ‘let’s leave it as it is’ card making kind of gal so this is a bit of a surprise to me as well, I must admit.

A while back I was playing with ink smooshing and made the background by using this technique. The pink is Distress Oxide ink in Picked Raspberry and a tiny bit of Worn Lipstick and the card stock is Canson XL. I also added some shimmer by mixing more Picked Raspberry ink with Light Gold Gansai Tambi water colour and splattering this on the panel with a small Distress Collage Brush.


For the sentiment I wanted to use this lovely diecut from Altenew that says ‘You are loved‘ in a lovely font. I cut it out of the panel, right in the middle and then another four of them in black card stock. I like Lawn Fawn card stock, and used Black Licorice for this.


On a white card base I glued down the background using Sizzix Adhesive Sheets and then added the black pieces on top of each other, using a Nuvo glue pen, until all four were adhered. The piece I had cut out of the background I added to the whole shebang slightly off-centre to create a shadow around the words to make them stand out a bit more.

And with that, the card was done! I did toy with the idea of adding some clear sparkly sequins but didn’t, as lo and behold, I didn’t think it needed it! Say whaaat? Erica saying no to sequins? What’s going on, right?? Lol, well, whaddaya know? Sometimes even I can rein myself in.


I have used compensated affiliate links for this post as usual, at no extra cost to you so if you fancy this Altenew diecut or something else I have used (all can be found at Altenew and Scrapbook.com), please do try to use these links. The small commission I get from each purchase made using the links help me along on my crafting journey and I really appreciate the support!

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting from Erica

Don’t forget to link up your own pink projects to the Creations In Pink Challenge Blog. Can’t wait to see what you will create!

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I'm a crafting, coffee, chocolate and cake mad girl. Oh and doggies! Actually most animals.... My main crafting-love is card making, for sure. You can follow me here, on Instagram (@erica_cacacraft) or Facebook (CaCaCraft) for more crafty adventures!

One thought on “A quick card doesn’t have to be boring!”

  1. You are so right! I just love a big splotch of colour and it works so well with the big sentiment, which is in itself perfect with that extra black underneath. xx


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