Friday, July 5, 2013

10-Minute Craft Dash #21 and Exciting News


I needed a quick card for my friend who was having a 4th of July BBQ so I decided to challenge myself with the 10-Minute Craft Dash. This weeks challenge was to make a card that features stars in under ten minutes. For those of you who don't know me in real life, let me just tell you that I am a slow crafter. Making a card in under ten minutes is way out of my comfort zone. But I managed to pull this one together in 9:52. It definitely helped to have a plan limited number of supplies out on the table ready to go. Just so happens that also works for Simon Says Stamp Patriotic challenge. Here's my card:

To create the focal image, I stamped the stars with VersaMark ink, added clear embossing powder and zapped them with my heat tool. To add the red and blue, I swiped the Tim Holtz distress inks on a craft mat. After spritzing each color with a little water, I painted it onto my image for a really simple resist technique. I stamped the sentiment with StazOn ink, added a few sequins and gems and took a deep breath!

Now for my news....I have been chosen to be a card designer for Scrapper's Playground, my local scrapbook store! I will be making two cards a month for them. I just submitted the first one and will let you know when it is posted.

Cardstock: Papertrey Ink;
Stamps: Stampin' UP! (Simply Stars); Hero Arts (Celebrate Everyday -- sentiment);
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Barn Door; Salty Ocean); StazOn (Jet Black);
Misc.: Stamp 'n Stuff Embossing Powder (clear); Darico sequins; Recollection rhinestones   


Andrea Garland said...

Linda first of all congrats on becoming a card designer. You made a lovely card perfect for the holidays.

Thanks for playing in the 10 minute Craft Dash Challenge.

Betty J. said...

Love you stamp technique you used for the stars, great job. Thank you for playing with us in the 10 Minute Craft Dash. Hope to see you again!

Greta said...

Congratulations! Great job on your 10 minute card. Love the technique you used!

Leigh Penner said...

This is gorgeous, Linda! I love the ink swiped over your embossed stars!
Thanks for playing along with the 10 Minute Craft Dash!

Susan (rainy) said...

What a fabulous CAS design. Love this! And congrats on being chosen as a card designer for your local craft store! That is so cool!

Lorraine A said...

fabulous card Linda ! I love that you made this in under 10 mins ,, I have to give this challenge a go ! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge
Lols x x x

Jo Nevill said...

Super card, such a great CAS card,

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge


Jo x