Friday, March 6, 2015

Speed Stamping in Purple for As You See It Challenges

Have I mentioned before how much I dislike being timed at something I do! It's hard to keep panic from setting in, no matter how unimportant the task or how well-prepared you are. But that's what I had to do again this week, when I came up with my sample for As You See It Challenges #077, The challenge was Speed Stamping (Under 10 minutes) in shades of purple!

I wasn't keeping a close watch on the time and when I finally glanced at my watch there were only seconds left, so I wrapped it up in 9:54 min, with some of my plan left undone.  I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches this week:

The card is an odd size - 9" x 4".  It will fit into a business envelope. But it's a fun layout with plenty of room for interpretation!  Here's how I interpreted it:

  • I wanted to make one of the inlaid butterfly images that I've really admired when I've seen them online. It turns out that it is quite easy to do. I positioned my die on the Perfect Plum panel and die cut it using the Big Shot. I then used the Dryer Sheet technique to get all the little bits out of the Butterfly Thinlits die and the butterfly. I then added adhesive to the back of the Perfect Plum panel all around the edge of the butterfly-shaped hole and attached a piece of Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper to the back. With tiny dots of Liquid Multipurpose Glue on the back of the butterfly, I glued it into the hole out of which it was die cut.
  • I used the Large Scallop Edgelit to make the scallop edging, but I had to cut it in two stages, thanks to the unusual length of the card.
  • The sentiment from Butterfly Basics was die cut using one of the Apothecary Accents framelits.  I was going to die cut another of the same shape from Blackberry Bliss cardstock and use it to matte the sentiment, but time ran out and I just had to adhere it to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • The thick twine and Blackberry Bliss button are one of the newest Sale-A-Bration Rewards, the In Colour Accessory Pack, available during the month of March, free with every $60 purchase! I only had time for a faux bow with the twine.  If I would have had more time, I would have tied a proper bow.
This is your chance to get your hands sweaty and your heart beating! Why not give Speed Stamping a try? I don' know if you'll be glad you did or not, but the adrenalin rush is totally worth it!

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  1. LOL! I have a hard time creating under pressure too! But I'd hardly guess you felt pressured with this card and that you left some parts undone because it's absolutely beautiful!

  2. How in the world did you ever make this fabulous card in 10 minutes?! You must be very organized to keep those little pieces in order. Really great card! Thanks for playing along with my sketch at FMS this week!


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