Monday, December 29, 2014

Remember?

Do you remember when Paulina from Pretty Pink Posh ran the 10-Minute Craft Dash? I loved playing there! It really challenged my brain to have the card in my head and to be ultra-organized before I sat down to create. *Sigh* I miss that challenge. Then I saw that Jen Mitchell and Teresa Kline had posted this new-to-me challenge called As You See It Challenge. They're already on #67 - - how in the heck did I miss this??? And for soooo long??? That's about to change. Today. They've got a Speed Stamping challenge going on in shades of white. Needless to say, I was intrigued. Very intrigued. Soooo I put my thinking cap on, and after a bit, I had a little ping. I'm so happy to say that the picture in my head translated exactly to the card. Really, really QAECAS (quick and easy clean and simple)!! This card took 9:05 to make. The part that took the longest was lining up the dies to my satisfaction. About 2 full minutes worth. Once that was done, the rest pretty much flew into place. Had all my supplies at the ready, which really helps if you want to try this challenge, and there's still time; you've got a couple of days yet.

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I've got a couple of photos to show you instead of the usual one; you'll see why in just a second...


Now, it looks a little plain, but if you look closely, you'll see the vellum panel has circles and dots on it. But wait!, there's more...


Yep. Cut out a panel on the front of the card and stamped the sentiment on the inside of the card. Had to squish it together so you could see the sentiment. Looks so cool in real life. Here's how it came together:

1. cut cardstock (Michaels) and score at fold line
2. arrange MFT dies on scrap of white cardstock and cut two frames
3. place die on card base and cut
4. trim (unknown) patterned vellum and adhere to top frame, then to card
5. adhere second frame to inside front of card
6. stamp sentiment (PTI) on the inside of card base
7. stamp heart on outside corner and add Wink of Stella
8. be happy cuz that's all it takes!

Love how easy this came together. Happy dances everyone!


17 comments:

Patti said...

Oh I just love this!! I will have to go check out this new challenge blog!

BIG (((Hugs)))
Patti

Tenia Nelson said...

Very pretty!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Oh I love this Bev! Your card is brilliant!! Happy New Year my friend!

sandie said...

Love the use of the Vellum and must check out this challenge x

Hannelie said...

So clever Bev! Love the soft vellum look!
Happy 2015 to you... and thanks for being so supportive during 2014!
Hugs
x

~amy~ said...

How fun, your card is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the challenge, I hadn't heard of it either!

Vicki Dutcher said...

After commenting here I am going to jump on over and check it out. #67? Yeah I'm with you - how did I miss this challenge site! LOVE the gorgeous panel of vellum - perfect for your wedding card~

Heather Cooper said...

Bev, this card is so cool! I love that the patterned vellum reveals the inside sentiment! I also really like the paper piercing on the frame! Thanks for joining us at As You See It Challenges this time!

Kim Heggins said...

Beautiful card Bev and yes I do remember the 10 Minute Craft Dash, so much fun. You did a wonderful job on your card, so sweet and so romantic too. Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year!

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

Well, this sure is a cool card. I love how vellum makes everything so soft and lovely! And thanks for the shout out! Have a very happy and healthy new year Bev!!

Geri said...

This is soooo cool and in record time! Can't imagine how your heart was racing while you were making this pretty! I bet you were talking to yourself too!

Stunning simplicity! The white/velum combo with the subtle embossing is so elegant! LOVE the peek-a-boo sentiment!

....I broke out in a sweat just thinking about the pace you were keeping to beat the clock!

Brenda said...

This is a really cool and clever card Bev! I love it!! Hugs, Brenda

Deepti said...

So pretty, soft and subtle :) love it

cm said...

Cool, classy and just all around brilliant! How wonderful you found this new challenge; I'll be checking it out soon!
Hugs~c

Anita in France said...

I'd forgotten how brilliant you are at dash cards, Bev ... this chic and elegant beauty has reminded me! Stylish, subtle and splendid, my friend! Hugs, Anita :)

Kylie said...

lol I can't do a 10 minute card challenge - well, not successfully anyway. Might give it another try this year and see what happens. :) I wish I could see this card in person as it looks so elegant! Congratulations on completing it under 10 minutes too. Impressive!!

Kim S said...

Hey! You and I are commenting on each other at the same time - you just popped up in my email!!!

I missed that challenge too - and I follow both those ladies you noticed. I do so like challenges!!! LOVE your interpretation - the misty window is so romantic for your wedding card!