Saturday, January 19, 2013

The quickest card I've ever made

This has to be the quickest card that I have ever made. I needed a card last night to take to my church secret prayer partner. We had the revealing of names last night. CDAC has a new challenge called the 1-2-3 Challenge. To participate in this challenge you must use a digital image, a flower, dp, and bling. With this in mind I went to my flash drive to see what I had. Low and behold I found some interesting digital elements. I have no idea where I got these, I just remember that they were free downloads. I found really nice paper and a really nice sentiment with a flower on it. I'm like "Aha! I can use those. They look like they match." I printed them out and they looked okay together. I did decide to reprint the paper on semi gloss photo paper. That improved the quality of the look. I cut everything out. I used an old corner punch from Creative Memories to cut the corners of the sentiment and matted it with dark green cardstock. I took a craft knife and cut around part of the doily and circle in the lower left of the paper. I then took some self-adhesive lace ribbon and laid it across, tucking it under them. I mounted it on cream cardstock. I used foam dots on the sentiment, put a paper flower from Mulberry Street Paper Flowers on the doily with a pearl in the center. The flower bling is from Creative Charms. I added white dots to the centers with a pearl pen from My Paper Pen. All in all, I had somewhere between 30-45 minutes in the card. That included looking through the flash drive and printing everything (along with some other digis to use on a card I want to do this weekend.) I was thrilled. It usually takes anywhere from 2-4 hours for me to design a card and put it together.

Here are the pictures:

Thanks for looking!


Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is just awesome! So glad we could spark your creativity with out 1-2-3 challenge at CDAC! Love that sentiment panel ... so pretty and just perfect!
Thanks so much for joining in the CDAC challenges and for helping to spread the word about the “new & improved CDAC”
CDAC Mgmt Team

rgcarr said...

Great card. It doesn't look like it was fast.

lostinpaper said...

Gorgeous card... I can't believe it was quick!

Priscilla said...

Wow.. just lovely.. I especially love the lace. Thank you so much for playing the cdac challenges. Can't wait to see what you will come up with for the other challenges going on. Remember you can enter as many times as you like till March 31st. Happy crafting.

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous sentiment. I am sure whomever receives this will love it! :)

Vicki Romaine said...

A great card. Thank you for playing the CDAC Easy as 1,2,3 Challenge. Vicki, Member of the CDAC DT