Happy Labor Day, Stampers! Sigh... A Monday to be enjoyed! I hope you all have some time to relax today. I have a super-clean and simple almost-ten-minute card to share with you! As my stock of sympathy cards is sadly at a low, I decided to make this a sympathy card, but if you wanted to re-create it you could substitute any sentiment.
Oh, almost forgot! Before I tell you any more I want to remind you to visit my friends Justin of JK Cards and Nance of Canopy Crafts as they are both featured on The Creative Blog Hop today! I can't wait to read their blog posts!
I was quite intrigued by a challenge my friend LeAnne played along with yesterday at As You See It. It's a challenge to make a card in 10 minutes or less, and this week their theme is shades of yellow. What?! A ten minute card? I've never done that in my life!
I decided to challenge myself and give it a try. I decided the first key to success was completely cleaning all the muck off my desk! The second was to have everything figured out and ingredients assembled before I started the timer.
A clean and simple layout was another neccessity, and I found one which inspired me at CAS(E) this sketch.
At nine minutes along, I had the base of my card assembled and pierced, the leaves adhered, the butterflies punched and the sentiment stamped. I could have easily attached them during the last minute. But then... my old enemy Indecision came knocking on my door. I decided I didn't like the shape of the sentiment, wasn't sure if the butterfly would look better in Honey or White, and where I wanted to put the butterfly. I fiddled around for another few minutes so I went a bit over, but in the end succeeded in a 15 minute card, a real record for me! It was a fun challenge.
Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock: Whisper White, White Vellum
Designer Series Paper: Moonlight
Ink Pads: Hello Honey
Tools: Big Shot, Little Leaves Sizzlit, Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly Punches, Modern Label Punch
Other: Stitched Mat Dies by Lawn Fawn
Have a great day, everyone!