Friday 25 October 2019

Modern Heart for AYSI 212 - Design Team Card

After theme week, it's speed challenge week. This is one of my favourite types of challenge because it really is so.... challenging. The mission, should you choose to accept it, is to create a card using only shades of blue in ten minutes or less.

That's right - ten minutes or less. It's not quite as bad as it sounds. For instance, you can have thought about what you're going to do. You can have all your stamps blocked up and equipment out and ready. However, the moment you ink up your first stamp, cut your first card or touch the handle of your die cutting machine then the clock should be running. 😀

The stamp set I used was straight out of a just-arrived box of goodies, Modern Heart.
With the large heart image and the watercolour fill stamp, it was a good choice for a speed challenge. This set comes with several sentiments. Don't you just love the mix of block and script in the font?

I picked up the italic font from the sentiment and used the Scripty embossing folder to add interest to the card base.  The ever useful Stitched Rectangle dies cut out the main image and sentiment. A few faceted dots in Seaside Spray and voila - 7 minutes 18 seconds later, the card was done.

So why not gather up a few shades of blue, get your stopwatch ready and see what you can come up with? We'd love to see what you do.

You can see what the rest of the team have come up with in their ten minutes and you can link up your entry here too.

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  1. Love your heart in blue Jan and beautifully paired with the scripted embossing folder. Your card has so many lovely details - the gems, the stitched detail and the layering - all make for a beautiful card in under 10 minutes.

  2. I love that modern heart Jan and you're right, it's perfect for a speedy card. Like you, I love the mix of fonts in the sentiment and those faceted dots and the stitched panel are lovely details too. Vicky x

  3. This card is so pretty done in shades of blue and knowing it took a mere ten minutes to make is a plus!! Beautiful design with the diamond heart and blue background!