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Quick Floral Cards

Hi crafty friends! We all love a good floral card, but I’ve found between coloring flowers and fussy cutting them out, they tend to take a bit longer to make. So here’s a couple of ways to make quick floral cards that don’t skimp on the color either!

For this type of blog post, I’m going to explain the general idea with a couple of different cards as examples, but if you want more details on the individual cards I encourage you to watch the videos!

The most obvious way to add a lot of color to floral images without spending a lot of time is ink blending! I really love ink blending as a quick way to add color to a card. Most of the time I will use it for the background, however, if you have some large flowers or some tiny blending brushes this is also a great way to color in your focal images. I generally like to do this paired with embossing powder so I can make sure that my line art doesn’t smudge and that it still stands out in the end. So for this gorgeous large floral I stamped it in Versafine Onyx Black and embossed it with WOW Clear Gloss Super Fine embossing powder before adding color with my Pinkfresh Studio inks.

  • Clairefontaine DCP 250 gsm cardstock
  • The Gray Muse – Happiness Blooms stamp set
  • Versafine Onyx Black ink
  • WOW Clear Gloss Super Fine embossing powder
  • Pinkfresh Studio – Essentials Mini Slimline Bundle die set
  • Pinkfresh Studio inks: Sunshine, Apricot, Clementine, Bubble Gum, Raspberry Bliss, Lavender, Candy Violet, Aquamarine, Tidal Pond, Sapphire, Grassy Knoll
  • Crafty Meraki – Meraki Sparkle: Green Butterfly
  • Crafty Meraki – Meraki Sparkle: Pink Butterfly
  • Little Things From Lucy’s Cards – Bubbles
  • The Original Misti
  • We R Memory Keepers – 1-2-3 Punch Board
  • Bearly Art Precision Craft Glue

Of course if you’re doing heat embossing anyway, you might as well go for that fun emboss resist look with white embossing powder. This amazing bold floral stamp completely filled a mini slimline card and to add extra interest to it I did some eclipse diecutting to frame it. As an extra detail I added some butterflies. These are fairly subtle since they’re gold heat embossed on acetate so they don’t take away too much from the flowers.

  • Clairefontaine DCP 250 gsm cardstock
  • Crafty Meraki – Love Forever stamp set
  • Crafty Meraki – 3 Room Studio Mini Slimline Die set
  • Versamark ink
  • WOW Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
  • Pinkfresh Studio inks: Marigold, Clementine, Raspberry Bliss, Grassy Knoll, Mermaid Cove, Candy Violet
  • Foam Tape
  • Bearly Art Precision Craft Glue
  • We R Memory Keepers 1-2-3 Punch Board

For a completely different look that is somehow even quicker to achieve: do some swinking! If you don’t know what “swinking” is, it’s taking your ink pad (or ink cubes, which I find a lot handier for this technique!) and swiping them directly onto the paper. I used the Pinkfresh Studio ink cubes for this as they have a felt pad that gives some great texture to your inky swipes. I did add a little bit of highlight with a white colored pencil to step it up just a touch, so if you want to add more interest to your inked florals (either blended or swinked… swunked?) colored pencils are the way to go!

  • Clairefontaine DCP 250 gsm cardstock
  • Pinkfresh Studio – Joyful Peonies cling stamp
  • Pinkfresh Studio – Simple Sentiments stamp and die set
  • Versafine Onyx Black ink
  • WOW Clear Gloss Super Fine embossing powder
  • Pinkfresh Studio – Essentials Blanket Stitch Oval dies
  • Pinkfresh Studio inks: Mint, Grassy Knoll, Aquamarine, Sapphire µ
  • Pinkfresh Studio – Metallic Silver Pearls
  • The Original Misti
  • We R Memory Keepers – 1-2-3 Punch Board
  • Bearly Art Precision Craft Glue
  • Foam tape

Another great product to make quick floral cards is dies! And the way I love to use them for quick cards is to cut them out of specialty cardstock, glitter, mirror, holographic, anything you love. To add dimension, die cut them a few more times from scraps of thick cardstock to layer behind them and prop them up on a fun background. You could use some pattern paper or use a background you’ve made before. If you have a little more time to spare, you could also have some fun with your watercolors and make a doodled background like I did here.

  • Canson Montval 200 gsm watercolor cardstock
  • Crafty Meraki – Spade paradies
  • Mijello Mission Gold watercolor pallette
  • Pinkfresh Studio – Espresso Jewels
  • We R Memory Keepers – 1-2-3 Punch Board
  • Bearly Art Precision Craft Glue

That’s it, four super quick floral cards! I hope you like them and that you’re inspired to make some simple floral cards of your own, make sure to check out the videos for more details about all these cards!

That finishes up this card! Please let me know if you have any questions. Make sure to follow me on Instagram, I post a new card every day! And subscribe to me on YouTube for video tutorials. In the supply list you can find all the products I used. Where possible I’ve used affiliate links. If you choose to purchase through these links, I will make a small (5 – 10%) commission to no extra cost to you. This helps me out a ton! You can also use code STUDIOKATO at checkout in the Crafty Meraki store or the Joy Clair Designs store to get 10% off your purchase!

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