Make A Quick Fifteen Minute Card

Memento Ink + Wafer Thin Die = Fifteen Minute Card

by Neva Cole


Sometimes we just need a really quick hand-made card, and this technique is perfect for just that purpose. Key pointers for this technique include selecting a die set that is symmetrical with an outline and inner section and to use one Memento Ink that is lighter than a second Memento Ink. Have fun with this easy beginner technique that creates charming rustic results in just minutes! I have made a stack of cards to use for the end of the school year to give to my son’s teachers. Happy crafting!

Skill: Beginner

Time: 15 minutes



Step 1

Trim white cardstock to 4” x 5 ¼” and brayer both sides with lighter colored Memento ink. This example used Pear Tart. Brayer and additional section of cardstock to be used for the sentiment.


Step 2

Center both parts of a two-part symmetrical die and sentiment on one side of the card stock with cutting blades facing away from the cardstock. Add sentiment below with cutting blades facing away from the cardstock. Spellbinders Medallion Four and “Thanks” from Phrase Set One are used for this card. Pressure emboss with embossing mat and appropriate sandwich for your die cut machine.


Step 3

Die cut the outline of the medallion and the sentiment.


Step 4

Brayer the medallion and sentiment with a darker color Memento ink, for this card Lilac Posies is used. When using a medallion like Spellbinders Four, masking the larger center debossed area will keep the area clear of ink.


Step 5

Use an InkBlusher to ink the exterior edges of the cardstock and interior edges of where the die cut was removed. More control of the ink and inking in tight areas is achieved when using the soft InkBlusher.

Step 6

Adhere panel to A2 size Kraft card, adhere medallion at a slight angle with dimensional foam adhesive, and adhere sentiment with Zig Two-Way Glue.




  • Spellbinders – Medallion Four, Phrase Set One
  • Zig Two-Way Glue
  • White and Kraft cardstock
  • Rubber brayer
  • Die cut machine
  • Embossing mat
  • Dimensional and standard adhesives