Friday, June 7, 2024

I Love to Speed Stamp with Inspirational Sketches for AYSI #325!

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 Ahh! Speed stamping! Have I mentioned how much I love it? No?? That's because I don't really! It's too fraught with stress for me and that makes me do things that ordinarily wouldn't happen, causing chaos! Does anyone hear me? However, I've done it often enough now, that I know how to avoid the pitfalls and have it go fairly smoothly. I just don't attempt anything that I know will set me up for failure, or major anxiety at the very least. Our latest Challenge at As You See It is a Speed Stamping one, as you may have guessed, and the theme is Thank You. Check out our Challenge Banner:
challenge #325

The deal is you have to create a card front in 10 minutes or less. You'd be best to use a timer, so you can give us your exact time when you finish. 

Here's the deal: You can plan your card out in your head, gather all the materials you'll need, but the moment you start to cut, stamp, ink up, etc., you must start the timer and finish before 10 minutes is up.

It can really get the adrenaline rushing, especially in those last few moments, when you are trying to decide if you can squeeze in a few embellishments or ribbon.

Here's a closer look at my 10 min. card:

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  • I found a colour combination that I love, when doing this card: Gray Granite and Lemon Lolly. Don't you think they work well together?
  • On a Gray Granite card base, I've added a Lemon Lolly layer. I used two dies from the Spotlight on Nature bundle to stamp my focal image and then matte it. The hardest thing about speed stamping with those Spotlight dies: I didn't have time to stop and clean the paper out of the one when I was in the middle of the speed stamping. I had to wait until I was all finished! I usually clean them out right after using them so I don't forget.
  • The focal image is that adorable bird from the Inspirational Sketches stamp set. I stamped him in Gray Granite and then coloured in his breast area using Lemon Lolly Stampin' Blends markers. I also used Light Petal Pink for his legs and beak.
  • I had a label or two left over from my catalogue launch on Saturday, so I used one for the sentiment from the Inspirational Sketches stamp set, stamped in Gray Granite.
  • Both the focal image layers and the sentiment were added to the card front using dimensionals.
  • I had about a minute left, so I grabbed some Basic Gray and Smoky Slate Pearls to add to the design for a more finished look.
I finished with exactly 37 seconds left, which means it took me 9 minutes and 23 seconds to make the card.


stamp & die bundle sale

During June, select Stamp & Die bundles will be an extra 10% off. Bonus!! And not only that, but our Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machines will also be 10% off, if you don't have one yet. The big one is the best, but if you can't manage that yet, the Mini Cut & Emboss Machine can manage most of our dies and a few embossing folders - the tiny ones. This could be the time!!

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1 comment :

  1. Actually, I do like the look of Gray Granite and Lemon Lolly. It's stylish, like Pebbled Path and Wild Wheat but softer. Good thinking too to use a detailed stamp that needs minimal colouring. You certainly do have the hang of speed stamping!


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