Positive Thoughts For AYSI 236

by Joanne James9. October 2020 12:00

Today I'm sharing my design team card for our new challenge over at As you See It where it's time for a speed stamping challenge:


I've been so short on time this week that a speed challenge was just what I needed! I grabbed some supplies in this week's Color Throwdown colours (what can I say - they chose my favourite - purple!) along with my 'Positive Thoughts' stamp set and this is what I came up with:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Positive Thoughts - Hmm, butterflies! I don't use them all that often but I have so many stamps and dies that feature them! I decided to go with 'Positive Thoughts', because I was persuaded to buy it having seen the wonderful makes of my As You See It teamie and Artisan friend, the lovely Jan Clothier, and yet I haven't used if much at all, but this is a great set for both simple and speedy stamping - with or without the co-ordinating Nature's Thoughts Dies. I love the slightly speckled nature of the stamps and as you would expect from the name, this set also has some wonderful uplifting sentiments - perfect for the current Time Out challenge too, who are all about cards with words of encouragement this week (I didn't go with the optional pink, but may come back for a second go to include this!)

Speedy Stamping - As always, the key to speedy stamping is keeping it simple. I had designed my card in my head and had everything out ready on my desk before I started the timer. Some quick cuts of my card and designer paper (from the 'Heartwarming Hugs' Christmas designer paper pack that is on offer this month - bargain!), only two colours to stamp and then one run through the diecutting machine to cut the edged panel and the butterfly and I was ready to start sticking together.

Time To Step Up -  As I had glued on everything but my sentiment, I glanced at my stopwatch - 5 minutes and 33 seconds - a personal record and almost finished! I decided to spend a few more minutes to step things up a little, so grabbed some Gorgeous Grape cardstock and added an offset strip behind my sentiment before attaching to my card. I added some clear Wink of Stella to my butterfly, to blur the lines and add a little sparkle, a linen bow and a few clear epoxy drops to finish my card. Final time: 7 minutes, 59 seconds - still something of a record for me, maybe I should work with butterflies more often!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Here's a summary of our challenge rules:

  • Create any card, scrapbooking page, 3D project or packaging project that fits the challenge.
  • Please include the challenge graphic and link back to the challenge in your blog post. Turn off word verification so we can leave you lots of lovely comments. Make sure you link the post not the whole blog to the Linky. Use #AYSIXXX when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab on the As You See It Challenge homepage.
  • In a speed stamping challenge, time yourself and tell us how long it took you to complete your card.

We look forward to seeing your creations in the AYSI gallery.

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (7) -

sandieUnited Kingdom
10/10/2020 8:18:10 AM #

well you sure did a super job at speeding stamping. I love the design with the soft stamping and that touch of green paper works really well with kraft. Always good to see a positive sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Time Out x

10/12/2020 12:38:43 AM #

Beautifully done in lovely colors and a great sketch.  Of course you know I like that butterfly!! Laughing

Amy G Rohl
Amy G RohlUnited States
10/12/2020 12:53:30 AM #

What a beautiful card! Thanks for playing this week's CTD Challenge!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
10/13/2020 9:45:17 PM #

Really pretty! That little pop of Gorgeous Grape under the sentiment really lifts the butterfly and gives the card a real brightness.

Kim Heggins
Kim HegginsUnited States
10/13/2020 10:51:54 PM #

This is so beautiful....love the soft sweet colors and your wonderful sentiment. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Time Out!

Shona Chambers
Shona ChambersNew Zealand
10/21/2020 7:35:26 AM #

Good grief, a card in under 8 minutes??? I could never do that, I change my mind so many times while making it and it can take me hours to complete one card. I'm so impressed with your speed and your design. The purple goes so well with the olive greens and I'm in love with the little dots around the edge of the rectangle die-cut. All your layers and colours go so well together and another perfect bow. Wonderful to see you again at TIME OUT!

10/22/2020 5:20:33 AM #

What a beautiful sentiment! I love the details here and the color palette is so pretty too. Very elegant looking card! Thank you for joining us at Time Out!

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