Thursday, September 20, 2012

10 Minute Craft Dash #3!!!

Hello Crafty Friends!!!

I've a super speedy card to share!!
LOVE 10 Minute Craft Dash challenges....Super Fun!!!
So here is my card with Challenge#3 colors..

9 Mins 10 Secs
I used Lawn Fawn  stamps for this card.... Chevron Backdrops , Flutter By and Lunar Lights(sentiment) sets!!
I got lots of queries and comments about these super fast less than 10 mins cards.
like...
How do you do it so quick??
Can't believe you did it under 10 mins!!!
Oh! I can do any thing like that so quick!!!
and many more..
Here are few TIPS or  rather you can say how I do this...

1. KEEP IT SUPER SIMPLE!!
2. Clearly think about your design before you start( its very important because once you start there not a single moment to waste)
3. Get all your supplies ready on the crafting surface. I prefer a larger table so there is enough space to work. I spread it like a Buffet....a craft buffet ;)
4. If you are planning to to lot of stamping(like I do) get quite a few acrylic blocks,mount stamps all at a time, use both side of the blocks, skip cleaning the stamps if possible, open all the required stamp pads together
( nothing will dry up within 4-5 minutes)
5. Try to save time where ever possible...like today for the Chevron Part, I inked half the border stamp with one color and other half with one more, as my piece of cardstock was only 2" wide , I saved time on cleaning stamps...these small things matter a lot;
6. Okay! About cleaning the stamps...I just keep two baby wipes folded on the table, when required I just tap my stamps on it and clean( just like you ink your stamps).
7. Always great to use adhesive back embellishments...its an Awesome time saver;
8. If you want to use foam adhesive...go for Foam Tape instead of pop dots as you can save a lot of time on removing the backing. I put two long strip of foam tape, thats it ...Super quick.

Hope this explains the process...
I'm not a Pro...so if you've some great tips Please share with us!
Its pretty much DOable...just give it a shot!

This card is for the following challenges...

10 Minute Craft Dash: Challenge#3
Moxie Fab World:Asymmetry Challenge
Paper Pretties : No DP.

Thanks for stopping by!!!

9 comments:

Hussena said...

What a beautiful...beautiful card Piali and the fact that you have done it in under 10 mins is sheer genius!! kudos on an another excellent work...you have nailed the challenge according to me :)
And thank you so much for all the tips...its really helpful for newbie stamper like me.

~amy~ said...

Perfect!!!

Paulina said...

Fantastic job on this card! The chevron on the side is such a great idea!

LOVE your list of tips for creating a card under 10 minutes- it's like you read my mind. :) I was going to do one in a upcoming post! Thanks for joining us for this 10 Minute Craft Dash, Piali! I'm so happy you've been enjoying our challenges!

Virginia L. said...

YES, Piali, you are a PRO!! I love the fresh colors and stamping! You just gave a great lesson on Speed Stamping! Merci!

Pooja said...

Hi Piali !I loved your card and colors are awesome ! I too had the Qs about 10 mins...Thanks for sharing your tips !

Ginny Larsen said...

GREAT tips--SUPER helpful for anyone in my mind. you rocked this card AGAIN, i love it! and again, so impressed with your stamping.

i totally agree with you about the adhesive... such a time saver! thanks so much for joining us for the 10 Minute Craft dash! :D

Rose said...

love the chevron strip and your tips :) and yes you are a "pro" in my eyes!!!

donna mikasa said...

Gorgeous 10 minute creation! Thanks for the tips, too!

Cath said...

Hey Piali! Thanks for linking this up to the Asymmetry Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)