Thursday, July 11, 2013

Stamp Camp 2 Day 4 - 10 minute card challenge!

YIKES!!  Today's challenge for the Stamp Camp 2 card class was to make a card in 10 minutes or less!  Gulp!  I have never attempted one of these challenges before.  I always have precut and scored card bases, so I reached for a white one and then a scrap of white cs that I cut to 5 1/4 x 4.  I also always have a drawer of pieces that have already been die cut so I pulled out a sprig with leaves on it.  Next, I picked up the washi tape that was sitting on my desk that just happened to match the colors for this weeks challenge!  (Score!)  I sprayed the  die cut with Heidi Swapp color shine.  Now at this point I said to myself, you know fine that leaves are not the color of Georgia peaches, but green is not an option, so peach leaves they are, lol!  I adhered my die cut to the white panel and thought I should pop this panel up and reached for my tape runner, put adhesive all over the panel and stuck it to the card base.  DANG IT!!!!  I just said I wanted to pop the panel up!  Argh!  I reached for my sentiment from a set that was still sitting on my desk from a card the other day, but in my haste my impression was not perfect, so I re-inked my stamp and stamped over the image........ DANG IT!!!  It was blurry!!!  All the time I am watching the stop watch ticking away.  Time to start over.  Luckily I know what I am going to do at this point and everything was still out.  The only thing is at this point I had to use a different die cut, which I feel is too big for my card, but it is what it is.  Not thrilled with my card, but not a bad effort for my first 10 minute challenge.  I came in under the limit, but it is stressful watching the seconds pass you by!  Anyway, I can't wait to see what everyone else did for the challenge.  Thanks for checking out my card!

I took a screen shot of my time but I can't figure out how to upload it!!!  My time was 7.12.  I hope it is ok to use stuff that has already been die cut.
The card above was my original card and I like this die cut better, but the sentiment is blurry, bummer!


supplies:  marshmallow cardstock, two scoops orange sorbet
washi tape - my minds eye
smokey shadow ink by papertrey ink
Georgia Peach color shine by Heidi Swapp
sentiment by Simon Says Stamp (square sayings)


  1. Love your card, and grateful to know that others have issues with stamping too! I didn't come close to making the time limit and don't like my card much, but that's OK. It's growing on me a little bit now.

  2. These are fantastic. I like them both! I stamped my panel three times to get my sentiment "right" - I definitely didn't meet the time limit on today's challenge. Well done that you did!

  3. These are both gorgeous cards! I used something that was already cut out too! So we are in the same boat together! :)

  4. You rocked both those cards!! I wrote on my blog that what I learned from doing this challenge (which I failed!) was I would have used die cuts that I had previously cut out. I have a box full and it would have helped me complete this card on time. I love the colors you used too!!

  5. Love both of these cards! If I had precut some of my pieces I might have made my card within 10 minutes - but I am so slow!

  6. Both of your cards are great! I don't really like to put pressure on myself - it seems to always make me mess up! lol

  7. I like both cards too and I'm sure pre-cut die cuts are allowed! C x

  8. Both are so pretty! Love the stripe of patterned paper! And no stress :)

  9. I like your cards, and I understand your frustration. I got to the very last step in my card and was stamping the sentiment to finish when the timer went off & surprised me. I jumped...crooked sentiment, but I was done!