Monday, February 7, 2011

Quick Card for a 90 Minute Scramble

Yesterday the Hero Arts Flickr group held another of their fun 90 Minute Scrambles. The challenge theme is secret until time starts and you have just an hour and a half to design, create, photograph and upload your entry. It's fun but nerve-wracking for me...I love to futz while making cards. You know take my time, set an idea aside and come back to it later. These Scramble Challenges are just what I need sometimes to kick me into gear.
The challenge yesterday was to make a card with 2 or more folds. Now being a simple (read that lazy) girl I opted for 2 simple folds. I choose the stamps that were handy, favorite ink colors and a stand-by stamp technique to keep things really simple.
So here's the finished birthday card.....

After folding the cardstock I stamped the Large Flower Pattern stamp S5471 with Hero Hues Poppy Chalk Ink on the right flap. I stamped it again with Worn Lipstick Distress ink on the inside of the flap and on a separate panel to add to the inside of the other flap to clean up the edges.
For the front panel I did some layered stamping and embossing. First I stamped Envelope Pattern S5507 with Vintage Photo Distress ink. Then I stamped the Large Flower stamp with Versamark and white embossed. I added color with a blending tool using Worn Lipstick and Wild Honey Distress inks.
I finished the card with a sentiment (a bit sloppy, but no time to be my usual fussy perfectionist self) a punched border and a strip of ribbon.

Today I'd like to ask you to follow this link to learn about a sweet little girl, 
Kate McRae who needs your prayers.
~James 5: 16 ~
"Confess your faults to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.
The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results."
Thank you.


  1. This is gorgeous Nancy! Love the inside of your card, too - great design :)
    Hugs Sanne

  2. Really gorgeous card Nancy. Love it and also these 2 stamps:))

  3. Nancy - this is just fab.... love what you created.

  4. Wow! You sure do work well under pressure! It's a beautiful card!...Nancy :o)

  5. This card is beautiful! Love the fold and the use of the stamps - I can't do anything quickly either - my creative juices take a while :-)

  6. Love the different ways you've stamped the floral image, Nancy! Such a beautiful card!

  7. Your card is so beautiful Nancy! Stunning colors! Well done with the challenge!

  8. just gorgeous Nancy. I will also add Kate to my prayers.

  9. Beautiful card Nancy! Thank you for sharing the steps for creating your art.

    My heart goes out to sweet little Kate and she will certainly be in my prayers.

  10. Hello Nancy, your card gives a beautiful rendition of how this stamp can be used! A lovely, clever design too with some nice subtle details!

  11. Gorgeous design! Lovely idea to mix up the use of the stamps.

  12. This is so gorgeous, totally different looks with the same stamp! And I love the inside as well:-) Super pretty card!


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