Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Friendship's Garden Challenge Blog: 15-Minute Card Challenge
For this week's challenge, the DT was asked to create a card in 15 minutes or less. To be fair, I thought it best that I include the time I spent designing my card -- not just assembling it. After all, what takes the longest -- for me, at least -- is the time I spend figuring out what the heck I'm gonna do! I really wish I was one of those people that could design something in ten minutes. Unfortunately, I am not one of those people. *SIGH*
As you can see, I kept things simple. I used some cute strawberry paper by Doodlebug and then matted it with white cardstock which I then adhered to my base cardstock. I think matting alone makes a huge difference in how a card looks. It really doesn't take much time either.
I then selected this cute sticker from a sticker set that goes with the paper. When I'm in a hurry, I find that the easiest thing to do is to use paper and elements that come from the same set.
Now, rather than ending up with a card with just a sticker on it, I added a few more elements. I took a strip of white cardstock and fancied it up by embossing it with a Cuttlebug folder. I then tied some pretty pink ribbon over it and added pink bling to the corner of the card. Those were all simple touches that help to dress up any card.
I decided not to add a sentiment for two reasons: 1) I was almost out of time and 2) I had no plans to send this card to anyone in particular yet, so I figured I'd add either a thank you, birthday, or hello sentiment when the situation arises.
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