Friday 25 June 2021

Forever Fern for As You See It 253


The roster of challenges at As You See It has worked its way around to the dreaded (or loved) Speed Challenge. This item on our roster is something you love or hate but which will always challenge you.
If you've never done a speed challenge with us, the rules are simple: create a card on the given theme in under ten minutes. To clarify, this does not included planning time (or clean up). You can have all your equipment ready to go - eg the dies out on the table, the stamps on the blocks, the embellishments on the desk. However, once you take the first cut or ink the first stamp, the timer begins! 

Who knew that stamping could raise your heart rate! Try our speed challenge and see!

My favourite foliage set is Forever Fern so no surprise it features this week. Such a beautiful image needs little else. I daubed it with a mix of Bermuda Bay and Blackberry Bliss then stamped it onto Basic White.

The 'hello' is from the same set, stamped in Blackberry Bliss and cut with one of the Tasteful Label dies. I cut a second one in Bermuda Bay to shadow it with.

I placed the Basic White card front off-centre to add interest. I had time to spare, so added in some Champagne Rhinestones as well.

Total time: 6 minutes 36 seconds.

So, are you ready to take up the challenge? We'd love to see what you do in ten minutes. 
You can see what the rest of the team have done and link up you entry at the As You See It Challenge site.

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  1. I would love to visit There!! My son was in the navey and says it is great there!! This card and this idea is awesome!! We will try it. Not sure how I will do . Takes a while for me to be creative! lol In my younger days it was easier. Been away from it too long!! Thanks

  2. I just love this colour combo an the graduated inking is fabulous! So simple yet so effective - I want to make cards like this!!