Monday, August 12, 2013

10 Minute Craft Dash b-day card

Hi all!

I know, I've disappeared again. Sorry...We just got back from vacation and I've been trying--still--to get the homeschooling stuff organized for the new school year. But, I have a card to share!

If you haven't tried your hand at the 10 Minute Craft Dash challenge over at the Pretty Pink Posh site, it's a must! It's so stressful for those 10 minutes but, if you're successful, you've done a card in 10 minutes! :) Also, the Simon Says Stamp! Monday challenge had us using a "cut" piece on our card. It could be a die cut or a punched piece--but it had to be cut. If you want to make a card in 10 minutes, a cut piece is very helpful! Here's my card and the challenge badge:

10 minutes is NOT a lot of time...So, I decided to do some embossing and die cut some flowers. I used the D'vine Swirls embossing folder with the Tim Holtz embossing diffusers. This allows you to choose what area of the card you want embossed. I'm still not thrilled with how the middle section came out but with only 10 minutes, I let it go. I did try to add a scored line around the oval but again, it didn't work as well as I'd hoped. For the flower, I used a Simon Says Stamp! die (Meadow Rue) and used a glue pen to adhere it. The sentiment stamp is from the "Happy" set from Simon Says Stamp! and finished it off with some gems.
Am I happy with the card? Sort of. I would've liked more time. I finished with just 5 seconds left to spare! But, I'll probably play around with the idea some more to make look crisper.

Have a great Monday!


  1. Very pretty! I love the texture!
    Thanks so much for playing along with the 10 Minute Craft Dash!

  2. Lovely delicate card and design. Love the embossing and the pop,of,colour. Thanks so much for,joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Tracy x

  3. Love the embossed detail - what a great card.
    Thanks for sharing it with us for the 10 Minute Craft Dash.
    Caryn xxx

  4. What a pretty card! Love that die cut and the embossing is really nice. Thanks for playing with us at the 10 Minute Craft Dash!


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