July 17, 2007

Going retro again!

I gave myself a challenge. Sometimes I take SOOO long to design and complete one card, so last night I set a timer and told myself I had to make a card in 10 minutes or less. One that I wouldn't be embarrassed to send, that is! *chuckle*

I surprised myself and actually did it! I think this card took me around 8 minutes. And it would have been done quicker, only I wasted precious time frantically searching for my clear EP (I hadn't put it back where it goes *rolling eyes*), and 2 of the stamps I used were just plain rubber and I ran out of the double-stick tape that holds them to the acrylic block! Whewww.
The mushrooms and the sentiment are from Sideshow Stamps. They have the best retro images! The polka dot circle is from Purple Onion Designs, and the other double circle is from Scrapgoods. Ribbon is from MM, ink was Ranger black archival, Cat'e Eye chalk, and Hero Arts versacube. All Cs is from SU!, clear EP is from Sparkle & Sprinkle. I used Zig markers to quickly add some color to the mushrooms. ETA: I also used white gel pen to color in the dots and circles on the Kraft background.

I'm hoping this qualifies for the Bingo sketch too!

10 comments:

Mary said...

This card is great!! And the fact that you were able to pull out all the right pieces and throw this card together in 8 minutes is an ode to two things-first, the fact that you are extremely talented and have a natural eye, and second, your art room is a lot more organized than you think it is! And heck ya!! Those mushrooms are cute!!

Allison said...

Another winner...love the Kraft paper!

Fran M said...

Really cute card, but how did you get white dots and rings since you were stamping on kraft paper?

Flossie's Follies said...

Fantastic, love the colors and the retro look

danni said...

A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!!!

Shadowcatcher said...

Very cool! Love the white dots. Remember those 8 minute Ab commercials back in the day? You could do an 8 minute card video! LOL

Shadowcatcher said...

TAG! I nominated you as a Rockin' Blogger Chick. Check out my post here... http://poeticartistry.blogspot.com/2007/07/rockin-blogger-tag.html

KayellWY said...

I think you created a lovely card in 10 minutes. I need to try that myself. :)

malieta said...

I really like this card...it's a winner to me. Good Luck:)

Julie (Joypup on SCS) said...

This was one of my absolute favorites when I saw Julie's slideshow, and I am glad I tracked it down to you! I will be back to haunt your blog ;^)* You have a new "fan"!