Saturday, August 18, 2012

10 Minute Craft Dash #1

I just discovered a new challenge blog called 10 minute Craft Dash, thanks to Suzanne Dahlberg.  The challenge is to create a card in under 10 minutes.  I need that kind of challenge to help me stop thinking about what to create and just do it!

Lately I seem to be needing more sympathy cards on hand so I decided to make a CAS sympathy card.

This card took nearly the full 10 minutes because I decided I wanted the butterfly antennae as part of the die cut so I had to cut it out by hand instead of using the die as originally planned.

  • I stamped the butterfly image directly over the green frame for a shadow effect.  Got that idea from the amazingly talented Deanna.  I swear I could CASE everything she makes.
  • Stamped the sentiment, rounded the corners and then added a few score lines with my Scor-Pal.
  • Popped the butterfly on and finished it off with rhinestones.
  • Stamped the inside white panel with a peony and adhered that inside.
Whew, just made it in time at 9 minutes 18 seconds!  How fun!  Can't wait to see more challenges from Paulina and Ginny.


All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless stated.

Stamps:   Pretty Peonies, Close as a Memory (SU)
Paper:   Certainly Celery, White (SU)
Ink:   Lavender Moon, Pear Tart & Black (memento)
Other:  scissors,  Scor-Pal, Black Rhinestones


Paulina said...

This card is lovely! I really like the dimension you added on the butterfly, along with the rhinestones! Also, those scored lines really add a lot to the card!

Thank you for joining us in the 10 Minute Craft Dash. We hope you'll play along again with us!

Joyce said...

So sorry that you are finding yourself needing sympathy cards. Yours is a perfect CAS rendition. Very serene and lovely. I have to say that I agree with you about casing Deanna. She is so talented. I never saw that trick about the shadow, however, and now I'm filing that one away for the future, too.

Nina Yang said...

oh love the shadow effect!

Emma said...

So pretty, love that stamped frame and the shadow effect is great!

Ginny Larsen said...

hooray! so glad you found our challenge--we're THRILLED that you decided to join us!

and way to go... tackling a sympathy card in 10 minutes! i find them really hard for me to create, but you totally rocked this one. <3 all of it! thanks for joining us :D hope to see you again!

carol (krillsister) said...

Wow! Under ten minutes. That's incredible. Love the score lines at the bottom for added texture.

Marlena M. said...

This is gorgeous Sara~I love the colors and elegant design!

Kara said...

Really pretty!! love the scoring...i always forget to try that:)