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!