speedy & late!

Hello crafty friends. It’s been a busy work day today, so I thought I’d grab a bit of downtime this evening and make a quick card using As You See It‘s speed challenge. So this card took less than 10 minutes to make. I’ve also picked up the colours from Global Design Project and the new theme of ‘things with wings’ from Can You Handle The Pressure.

So the key thing with a speed challenge from AYSI is to get everything you need ready beforehand – not my strongest point, as my cards tend to ‘evolve’ as I go along! The bit that took the mongest was finding a stampe for a belated birthday – can you believe there are none in any of my stamp sets? I finally remembered one from a set that’s so old I’ve no idea who made it! So, here we go…

I started by trimming a piece of card to fit an A6 card blank and ran it through Stampin’ Up!’s ‘meadow moments’ embossing folder. I lightly brushed ‘twisted citron’ Distress Oxide across the leaves and then used my Claritystamp clouds mask to brush ‘broken china’ across the upper part. I attached it to the card blank and stamped the sentiment using ‘watering can’ Archival ink. The last step was to punch out two small butterflies , blend ‘mustard seed’ Distress Oxide onto them and glue them onto the card front, adding small Glossies as a final touch.

And that’s all there was to it. No step by step photos for this one – it was enough of a challenge getting it done in the time, never mind taking pics as well!

Now this was supposed to be my relaxing downtime after work but, boy, is it stressful crafting with a stopwatch ticking next to you! I did get it finished within the 10 minutes, but it was a bit close for comfort!

8 thoughts on “speedy & late!

  1. That was such a clever way to beat the clock by sponging colour onto an embossed panel! It’s amazing how difficult finding a belated birthday greeting is – I struggled with that too. Great that squeezed in the time to add those bright butterflies as they really add to the mix. Thanks for taking up the gauntlet at As You See it this week.

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  2. This is so lovely, Deborah! Your “speedy” process sounds so much like mine, lol – and I struggled finding a sentiment for this one as well, lol. Your results are so pretty – great idea adding color to the embossing! Thanks so much for playing at As You See It!

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  3. I love the impression I get with your card, that everything is being whisked away by the wind – leaves, butterflies and clouds! You did such a great job of finding a technique that would give maiximum results in minimum time! Thanks for getting your adrenaline pumping with us at As You See It Challenges!

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  4. I love that your speedy card has a sense of motion to it and the bright colours are a great way of accentuating the embossed detail too. If it’s any consolation, I don’t work quickly either! Thanks for joining us over at As You See It this week!

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