Season of Chic Speedy Seashells AYSI 301

by Joanne James16. June 2023 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 the 'dreaded' speed challenge:


I know some of you dread the idea of creating a card in under 10 minutes, but with a little preparation it doesn't have to be tricky - take a look:


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

I knew that I would be using the shell stamps and dies from the Seasons of Chic stamp set and Chic Dies for my card today as they are my only current seashells, so I grabbed each of the dies and laid up each of the stamps and found a piece of the co-ordinating (retired) Texture Chic designer series paper to use for my background. This is the easiest way to get big design impact in the shortest possible time. Having found my sheet of paper, I pulled out the co-ordinating ink pads and cardstock (Petal Pink, Pebbled Path and an offcut of distressed gold), started my timer and set to work!

I cut a piece of designer paper to cover my entire cardbase, stamped a shell and diecut it along with three more in solid cardstock colours all in one go to save time, the stamped my sentiment onto a banner of Basic White and attached it to my cardfront, anchored with my shells. I added some clear Wink of Stella to my stamped shell and a sprinkling of basic pearls to complete my cardfront:


I did a quick timecheck and was doing so well, I even managed a quick stamped detail on the inside of my card within the allotted time:


And - stop the clock! I used a total of 7 minutes 59 seconds to create today's card - I managed to surprise myself at just how much time I had left over! My desk was a mess and I hadn't cleaned a single stamp, but it just goes to show if you need a card in a hurry, it can be done! The designer paper definitely does the heavy lifting on this card - the same background could be created using the stamps in the set, but it would take sooo much longer! I am also sharing today's beach-inspired card with thoughts of summer with the team over at Inkspirational where they are looking for seasonal cards.

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, please time yourself and say in your post how long your card took to complete. 
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 (6) -

Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
6/16/2023 7:11:44 PM #

Dang, Joanne, you rocked this!  Love your choices, and how you think for the speed factor, too - this is just so lovely, and great tips on the diecutting all in one pass!  And DANG, the inside, too!  You were on fire!  Love it all, lol...

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
6/16/2023 8:00:23 PM #

Very pretty and chic indeed! I love seashells, so I hope to challenge myself and create a quick card sometime soon!

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
6/16/2023 10:07:08 PM #

Love the soft delicate colours on this Joanne!  the DSP works perfectly and you did a cracking job in the time.  I'm always in danger of trying to do too much on these speed challenges - you had this one down to a fine art xx

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
6/18/2023 3:17:54 AM #

You just can't beat good DSP for impact in a speed challenge. I loved this paper - so much so that I had none left, not even a scrap so had to do something else. Love it!

Jane Knudsen
Jane KnudsenUnited States
6/18/2023 9:56:49 PM #

Joanne - this is gorgeous!  As soon as I saw your card I thought - why didn't I use this stamp set?  I need to learn from you and Jan and break out that DSP.  That pop of gold really gives this card the wow factor!  Love it!!

6/20/2023 8:25:59 PM #

What an inspiring quick card, love the sandy colors and the shell printed background, so delicta and summery. Thanks for sharing this with us over at INKspirational.

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