inspired by


Cards in a Snap!

My moods always seem to affect my papercrafting. Most of the time, I create either for a purpose (with someone special in mind) or I create as a way to unwind, relax, and have some “me” time.

Usually I make very detailed cards that involve lots of embellishments, time-consuming techniques, or fussy cutting. And most of the time I make just one unique card or project. Every once in awhile, though, I find myself short on time and needing to make one (or several) cards in a snap! I love the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set for just that reason . . . it lets me create quick cards! Take this one, for instance:

Becky-Cowley-SU BLog Post photo

I quickly stamped some random images from the Forever Florals Stamp Set, then colored them using the splatter image from Gorgeous Grunge. It saved me from having to color each image individually! I opted for a bright color palette: Strawberry Slush,Tangelo Twist, Hello Honey, and Bermuda Bay paired with Basic Black andWhisper White (to make the colors pop)! Of course, you can always step it up if you want!

Becky Cowley
2014–2015 Design Team Member


  • Bonnie

    May 04

    Oh, the possibilities!

  • Michelle

    May 04

    This really caught my eye! I love the pops of color and your technique. I think it would work with a variety of stamps.

  • Vicky

    May 04

    What a great technique! It just shows that eye-catching doesn't mean time-consuming!

  • Kina Dennis

    May 04

    Very nice! I like having the option not to have to color each petal of the flowers. It works well! Thanks!

  • Melody

    May 04

    LOVE the bright, fun colors and using the splatters to color in your flowers. Brilliant!