I decided to use our new color, Daffodil Delight instead.
Now this is a color combo I can relate to.
Here is my card:
and added it as a foreground.
Next I worked on some flowers.
I chose one of my under-used sets, Flower Fancy.
These challenges are a great incentive for getting out the sets I
haven't worn out yet!
Since this is a 2-Step set,
I got out the Stamp-a-ma-Jig
and this is what I came up with:
Only 3 minutes, whopee. I might make this one, T.
Not by the REAL rules, you won't!
Now for some cutting:
Grrr. You know I hate it when you cut.
Look, you only have 20 seconds left.
If you can be quiet for 5 minutes,
I will give you a new bow tie from ribbon that isn't retiring.
Cutting the flowers took 5 minutes, so if I really wanted to make a card in 10,
I would have to give up the cutting.
I added some retiring brads and a corduroy button,
and now it is starting to come together.
Next came some mats
and the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder.
Then came a bow that I tied around a clear mount block.
You can see a tutorial for this HERE.
I really like the 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon from the new catalog
and it comes in 13 colors.
This one is Daffodil Delight.
I glued the layers together with Tombow,
and while they were drying under a heavy book so they would dry flat,
I went off the clock and made a new bow tie for Lil T.
Did you notice how quiet he has been?
I curled the edges of the flowers, adhered them with Stampin Dimensionals,
and here is my 20 minute card:
That is ONLY twice the time allowed.
You could have done it in 10 if you had just listened to me and stamped the flowers on the grass.
I don't see why you insist on such time consuming tasks
as cutting out the darn flowers!
Yes, I thought of that, T.
But I just don't like them all flat like that.
I want them to jump off the page,
and the only way I know how to do that is with scissors.
Actually, the card still isn't finished
for my taste.
It needs some fun little tags.
So I kept Lil T going,
got out a Mini Vintage Tag and the Tiny Tags stamp set and punch,
and finished the job:
Twenty seven minutes for the whole thing.
Seven minutes for the tags.
Five to cut the flowers.
If I had resisted those indulgences,
it would have been a 15 minute card.
But then I wouldn't look at the card and go, "Yes, that's it!"
You are hopeless, Sage.
How am I supposed to hold my head up with Mr. Nasty and Senor Asqueroso
and the others?
We do talk, you know.
I suspect they are all having similar issues
with their stampers.
After all, creativity can't be rushed.
Nurturing Creativity, One Stamp at a Time!
aka The Mad Stamper
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