It's Friday morning and my challenge card is all finished. It is an inspiration challenge today, provided by Nancy Dawson.
Certainly Celery, Regal Rose, Rose Red, and Naturals Ivory.
As usual, Lil T started at 0:00 with lots of hope that
maybe this time things will be different.
Isn't that the definition of insanity?
I noticed the artwork on the back wall of the bedroom photo,
a poster or something with hearts and squares,
and decided to make that the basis for my design.
If you click on the inspiration photo, you can see the hearts better.
Here's what I had after using the Full Heart Punch,
Sage, Sage, you said this would be another fast one!
What is the matter with you?
Don't you listen when I tell you what to do?
Chill, T. It's all good.
Check out my other helper.
Why can't you be a little more like Sammy Jane?
Next I glued the little embossed squares
to the card base.
I like to use glue because the squares aren't flat and the glue fills in the spaces and holds better.
AAAACK! 9 1/2 minutes!
You will never make it.
Mr. Nasty going to think I am no good at my job!
How will I ever show my face in the neighborhood!
Lil T, you are sounding more and more like
the mother in a bad dream every day.
Just hurry up and make the card!
Since I used glue
I put the card under a heavy book so it would dry flat.
Then I glued the heart layers together.
Yes, T, I do see the time, thank you very much.
Now for the ribbon.
First I put some Sticky Strip on the inside of the card to hold the ribbon,
and burnished it (fancy word for rubbed) with the bone folder to help it adhere better.
Then I laid some Pretty in Pink Satin ribbon
on the Sticky Strip,
turned the card over and tied a knot.
I would rather use a bow, but the card is getting too crowded.
12 minutes, not terrible.
Not wonderful, either.
Well at least you didn't CUT anything.
Or distress it or emboss it, and you didn't sponge every piece.
I guess that's progress.
That almost sounds like a compliment, Lil T.
Better be careful, you never know how that will affect me!
Yeah, you might get excited and move a little faster!
Ahh, T, I think you like me under all that attitude!
And now with a little help from my friends,
The Stampin' Dimensionals,
All the layers come together.
(Doobie Doo Wah)
The card is 3 1/4" x 6 1/2" and fits in Stampin' Up!'s Open End Envelopes.
The stamp on the envelope is from the Sweetheart set
(carried over from the Occasions Mini Catalog).
Wouldn't this be a perfect birthday card for a 10 or 12 year old girl?
Can't you imagine her in the bedroom in the photo as well?
And 16 1/2 minute, that is 3 minutes off of my last time.
It is still 6 1/2 minutes too long.
I'm not doing cartwheels yet, Sage.
But I'm also not thinking about a new job, either.
I decided to try a larger version of this card "off the clock."
This one is 5" x 7,"
big enough for a bow and a mat behind the squares.
Nurturing Creativity, One Stamp at a Time!
aka The Mad Stamper
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