Spray a Quick Card

When you need a quick card using spray ink might not be the first thing you’d think of.

It has to dry, right?

It’s messy to work with, right?

Luckily the answer to both questions is NO!

Start with a card base. My favourite size to work with is 4.25 x 5.5, also known as a quarter-fold card.

Using a hand punch cut a circle out of a sticky note. Try to get as much ‘sticky’ onto the circle as possible.

Place the circle on the card front to create a mask.

Now add some spray ink!

WONDER TIP: To make clean up a breeze, I dry the bottom of the kitchen sink, place the card in the sink, spray, and rinse the sink immediately after. Most inks rinse away easily. (Try this with caution!)

If you don’t want to mess up your sink, grab a large cardboard box and spray the card in the box. No mess!

Now remove the sticky note!

Grab your ink and stamp a greeting in the center of the card. Clear stamps make this very easy to do!

By the time you’ve added your stamped image the spray ink should be dry.

Ta da!

One of the great things about creating a flat card like this is that you can easily pop it in the mail.

This card should take 5-10 minutes to create, quick and easy.

Have you used spray inks? Do you love using them? If not, why not? Please leave me a comment!

Have a wonderful crafty day!

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  • Sharon Burrows 25 January, 2014, 1:28 pm

    What a great quick card Alice. Love the speediness of it. Thanks a bunch.

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    • Alice. 29 January, 2014, 12:55 am

      You are very welcome! Thanks for the comment Sharon.

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  • JenFW 26 January, 2014, 9:30 am

    Have you ever used those inks on fabric? Does that work? Are they permanent?

    I can think of tons of on-paper uses for those inks. Love the card!

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    • Alice. 29 January, 2014, 12:54 am

      I haven’t used spray on fabric. I would be worried about setting the colour. It could spread through contact. I would recommend contacting the spray company to find out what their advice is for use on fabric.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

      Reply
  • Kelli Panique 26 January, 2014, 7:10 pm

    What a cute card! Such a great idea!

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    • Alice. 29 January, 2014, 12:54 am

      Thanks Kelli!

      Reply
  • Connie Hanks 27 January, 2014, 1:13 am

    Fabulous idea! Love it! And yes, I love using Dylusions – I even photographed them today for my 365 photo project : )

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  • Michele Green 22 February, 2014, 8:47 am

    I love this idea! Fast and simple but still looks great! Thanks!

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    • Alice. 22 February, 2014, 9:05 am

      Thanks Michele!

      Reply
  • Marilyn McLeod 22 May, 2014, 8:15 pm

    Love this idea! I’ve never used spray inks. I always forget to get some when I’m at the store, but MUST remember some. This looks so quick and easy and I need to use that idea of making two cards when I’m making “samples” for my classes.

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  • Kelli Panique 23 May, 2014, 4:00 pm

    Super cute card, Alice!

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    • Alice. 23 May, 2014, 5:44 pm

      Thanks!

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  • Ali MacDonald 3 September, 2014, 1:13 pm

    Just so pretty!! Great job, Alice!

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    • Alice. 3 September, 2014, 1:18 pm

      Thanks Ali! I love the simplicity of it!

      Reply

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