Friday, August 9, 2013

10 minute card dash-beautiful birthday

Oh, my! Did I take on a challenge. I stumbled across another new-to me blog and challenge. This one, on Pretty Pink Posh blog.

 It was the 1 year anniversary and there was a huge blog hop list chuck full of awesome talent. So the challenge is called 10 Minute Card Dash. Yes, you are supposed to only take 10 minutes to create a card. YIKES!! Is that even possible???

My first attempt was an epic fail. Once I hit the 10 minute mark, I decided to change some things up and add a few more details and well....the card ended up taking me more like 28 minutes to create. Which is still pretty good. haha.

BUT I gave it another go AND I made something I really quite like. It's CAS, of course. At 10 minutes it has to be. And in all fairness....for me to make a card in 10 minutes I HAD this card done in my head...... Colors picked out, paper decided on, and layout figured out. 

I went with a very trendy layout. I've been seeing this everywhere and love it. So I gave it a go. I think those diagonal lines really make a statement.

I picked out a pretty stamp, that was large and would cover a fair amount of space. This is from Lisa Johnson's Birthday Greetings stamp set at MFT.  Then I went in with some WOW factor, by adding two red line tape strips and adding glitter. 

I have been afraid of gold. It's another trend right now, that I just couldn't embrace. I changed that today, and made it a little easier for myself by pairing it up with it's good friend silver. Yes, I combined gold and silver together and I think it works great on this card. A trio of matching sequins and BAM! this card was 9 min. and 8.4 seconds!!

Check out the challenge here. It really was a lot of fun. 



  1. This looks fabulous! I see some of that gold there at the bottom. CAS or quick do NOT fit into my craft vocabulary. LOL

  2. What a fabulous card! You totally rocked the gold!
    Thanks so much for playing along with the 10 Minute Craft Dash!

  3. What a fun challenge! Not a fan of gold either, but it looks awesome with your colors and design!

  4. Great card, love the jaunty angles and touch of gold!
    Thanks for joining in the fun at the 10 minute craft dash challenge
    Caryn xxx

  5. I'm so thrilled you made it!!! One of these days I'm going to do it, after few drinks to calm me down first. Ha. LOVE your 10 minute card!!!

  6. Well done on giving it a 2nd try and doing it in 10 minutes - its a fun challenge & your card turned out great! Thanks for playing along at the 10 Minute Craft Dash!

  7. This is quite a striking birthday card!! I like gold and silver together.


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