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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Fast Pumpkin.....

Hello everyone: Ok, this card is the FASTEST card I've ever made in my life!!!!!  I mean, it took me literally 9 min. 43 sec. from start to finish. 
You might be wondering why I noted the time, right?  Well, it's because of the As You See It Challenge #160 "Haste makes Taste". The thing here is to make a card under 10min. 
I actually entered THIS CARD to the challenge before but, when I read the comment from one of the DT ladies I discovered that the challenge was about making your card under 10min. so I wrote to her apologizing for not reading the rules and removed my card.
But I thought this was a fun challenge to enter so I decided to give it another try by making this card just this morning.


Ok, in the rules of this challenge you are permitted to assemble all of your materials, from paper to inks, stamps, colors, etc. The trick for me was to find a set that had all I needed to do this quickly and I found it on the Verve set called "Bountiful Harvest". I also have card stock panels already cut in all the colors just so I can have them ready when I need them.
So, I set up my digital kitchen timer for 10 minutes, assembled all of my stuff, including the MISTI, on top of my table and went through the motions of what I was going to do.  First, I "designed" this card in my head and, when I was sure everything I needed was near me, I started the timer and went to work, I honestly was nervous, can you believe it? LOL!!.
First I die cut the front panel, then I stamped the pumpkin on a scrap piece of watercolor paper and the sentiment at the same time. I colored the little image rather quickly and assembled the front panel, with this done I went to work on the inside of my card.

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Here is a picture of the finished inside of this card, this also took me very little time, as you can see, it's super simple and I stamped both the sentiment and the leaves at the same time with the MISTI, glued the panels to the card base and BAM!! I was done!!!
9 minutes, 43 seconds, phew!! 



I'm entering this Fast Card in the following challenges.

As You See It Challenge #160, "Haste Makes Taste", 9 minutes 43 seconds.
Stamping Sensations October "Autumn Glory"

Addicted to CAS Challenge #122


Use Your Stuff Challenge #284 "Tis The Season for Pumpkin Spice"
I inked up the Verve stamp set for the first time in a long, long time.

Artistic Inspirations Challenge #188 "Creepy or Anything Goes"

Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate them more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.

15 comments:

Sonny P. said...

LOVE THIS CARD !! It is adorable ! I think sometimes we OVERDO to put it mildly .
You did good ,my friend ....yay for your speediness !!

LeAnne said...

I LOVE this! What a cute, sweet little punkin, and it's especially cute in the wonky frame! SO happy you did it in under 10 minutes too! Good for you! Thanks for playing (again) with our challenge!

missgailly said...

Cute card! And under ten minutes WOW! Thanks for playing along at Use Your Stuff - Gail

Mary Fish said...

Awesome simplicity . . . love the white and the perfect pumpkin!

Jan Clothier said...

Lovely card, Maria. It's quite odd how once you start the clock, you really feel the pressure of time. You're so right that it pays to run it through in your head before you start the timer but I'm always amazed at what lovely results you can achieve in under 10 minutes. Thanks for joining us - again - at As You See It.

Teresa Kline said...

an adorable CAS card, cute punkin! I am so glad you played along with the
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Brian King said...

such a fun layout! <3

Heather Cooper said...

Maria, I'm so glad you tried again with the speed stamping challenge because I love your design and I'm amazed that you not only did the card front, but also the inside in under 10 min! Wow! Thanks for joining us at As You See It Challenge!

Marlies said...

A beautiful CAS card. Very stylish and the orange of the pumpkin realy stands out. Thanks for joining our challnege at Stamping Sensations. Marlies

brenda said...

A really lovely CAS Autumnal creation for our October theme at Stamping Sensations, many thanks for joining in.

B x

CraftingMum said...

Beautiful card thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations, Louise DT x

Lori said...

I love this cute card - and what a quick one to make! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Use Your Stuff! -Lori DT

Chris C said...

Really cute card and I can’t believe it didn’t take long to create. That’s for joining us at Use Your Stuff.

Ellenor Emilsson said...

I think this is the cutest halloween card ever :)

Thank you for playing along with us at Addicted to CAS - Ellenor

Jaydee said...

Maria, I am so impressed that you made this card in under 10 minutes, especially with the die-cutting and coloring. It would have taken me 10 minutes just to get the die in the center of the card! I also love how you put it on an angle. Fabulous. So glad you joined us at Addicted to CAS this week
jaydee