Welcome friends and visitors! There's something interesting going on over at Country View--a Time challenge of 30 minutes or under. Since I am notoriously slow, I just had to see what could happen in the Closet in less than 30 minutes! The photo you see below is NOT what I made in 30 minutes.
I did play pretty fairly though, and gathered my materials first. Inspired by Brenda's time saving technique, I too, made a recipe. Shown below are my ingredients. As you might guess, the time consuming part was already done--the stenciled heart background was left over from my last project and the other inky red scraps were other mop up pieces. I pulled a couple of die cut frames from my bits box. All I had to do was make a few more die cuts, do some embossing, cut a few pieces of paper and glue them together. 30 minutes? I had a recipe and my supplies were gathered--NOOOO problemo!
NOT!! This is what I ended up with when the timer went off after what seemed like only seconds. I'll list my steps below and check off those that actually got completed after the half hour allotted time.
I am submitting this uncompleted card to Country View Challenges February 2017-Time Challenge 30 Minutes or Under. (How embarrassing!) But I will continue to finish my card.
X Cut grey card to fit card blank, ink edges and glue on. (I also distressed.)
X Trim monoprinted heart paper to fit, ink with Frayed Burlap and distress.
X Apply Versamark ink around edges and heat emboss with Frantage Shabby Pink powder. (Well, I sort of did this; looks like I missed an entire corner!)
X Cut a mat from white card, distress and mount heart panel. Adhere to back with foam tape.
X Die cut flower image from panel. (stash item, Memory Box die)
X Die cut 3 tags from scrap using Tim Hotlz Tiny Tags and Tabs die.
X Hand cut larger tag from scrap.
X Trim glassine envelope. (Funkie Junkie gift bag- I have a hoard of these.)
X Trim red Design paper to fit back of envelope. (stash)
X Emboss frame with Frantage Shabby Pink powder (oops! Forgot to heat the outer frame from underneath and all the white stuff flew!)
X Ink tags, including the tiny one from stash, envelope and edges of frame with Frayed Burlap and edges of tags with Prima chalk ink; ink glassine envelope with Ground Expresso.
X Adhere flower image to frame and add foam tape.
****This is where I had to pause the timer, get a drink and check my blood pressure! The cat is scratching at the door of the Closet, although I have a do not disturb sign up, and my hubby wants to know what's for dinner. OK, deep breath and restart the timer.
X Adhere ribbon and trim.(This would have been a good time for a glue gun...I used liquid glue, and the colors are running!)
X Adhere glassine and polka dot envelopes and framed image.
Edge Seasonal Small Talk stickers with Prima chalk ink and ink with Vintage Photo. Adhere to tags and card.
Loop twine on tags. Insert tags in pockets.
Fussy cut butterfly, ink edges with Ground Expresso and adhere if time permits. (Ha!)
So you see I did not get to my last three steps in the allotted time, and that made a big difference. Taking my old sweet time, I completed these steps and decided to soften the hard edges up a little with some fibers. I also thought I would add a favorite Bible verse (Stampin' Up) and a scrap to cover up glue and color bleed on the ribbon.
Sending out a huge thank you to my friend, Niki (Pawsitively Creative) for the Prima chalk ink! It's fabulous! So excited to get to use it on this card, Punkin'!
This Valentine is going to my daughter--she loves tulips! I chose lots of words from the heart about love and the heart and keeping it pure. Tim was a wise man choosing these words! If you are interested in what it means to be pure of heart, I found a concise article on the subject here.
See what just a few extra minutes can do for a card?
I'm linking my completed card to these fine challenges:
Scrapy Land Challenge #59-Anything Goes I used Memory Box and Sizzix dies.
(See link above for Country View for partially finished project.)
Thank you for your visit today and for all your special comments!
Hugs and Blessings!