Feb 26 2008

10 Minute Card

Today I am holding true to my name — No Time To Stamp — I shouldn’t have even done this, but I just could NOT resist the fabulous colors in today’s Color Challenge at SCS — Black, White and River Rock — three neutrals, but so striking when used together. They create a lot of drama and contrast, which is what I so often strive for! And this truly was a 10 minute card, now lets hope I can post this in the next 10 minutes and get back to the required tasks at hand — LOL!!! Here it is:


I wanted to use a new stamp set from the Occasions Mini to have a sample on hand, and I know I did use the retired organdy, but gee, it just really needed it. My loyalties always lie towards making the end product the best it can be, rather than trying to stick with the currently available product. And this needed organdy, so I used it. I stamped those pretty flowers (I’ve heard some call them weeds — LOL!) in black on a scrap, I thought the piece would work well for a long and low format, which I am really loving more and more all the time, so I went with it. This card is 9 x 4 and fits a business envelope. Added the black layer for contrast, the organdy and pearls for something pretty, and the butterfly embossed in Iridescent Ice for some glitz — done!!! I like this stamp set, I like this card, I LOVE these colors, and I like this layout. I’ll do more with it sometime when I have more time. And I do want to add, the photo appears a bit washed out — the blacks, both ink and paper, are VERY black IRL — they look faded here, but no time to fuss with photos today — sorry.

  • Stamps: Essence of Love
  • Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, River Rock
  • Ink: Versa Fine Onyx Black, Versa Mark
  • Accessories: Organdy, Pretties Kit, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, 1 1/4″ and 1 3/8″ Punches, Mini Glue Dots.

OK, back to cleaning and prepping for a class tomorrow!!! Thanks much for stopping in!!! I hope to have a little something to post tonight.

23 responses so far

23 Responses to “10 Minute Card”

  1. Gorgeous!! So very elegant and I love that stamp. TFS!

  2. This is too pretty for words! I actually had my eye on this stamp last night at a Stampin’ Up party. Can you believe I DIDN’T buy it? Now, I am having severe second thoughts!!!!! Oh, the nature of addiction!

  3. flossie says:

    so elegant, love the pearls.

  4. Rose Ann says:

    I think a ten minute card could only happen in my wildest dreams…lol! Yours is very beautiful!! I love the long card, pretty sparkle, and pearls!!

  5. Tammy says:

    Oooh Sharon, this IS gorgeous! Very nice! You know, Hero Arts is coming out with a background stamp that is very similar to the “weeds” you’ve used here! I’m going to have to CASE your card when that stamp arrives!

  6. Jackie W. says:

    Love it! It’s awesome, it’s beautiful!!!

  7. Joan Fricker says:

    This is just beautiful. I love the simplicity and gorgeous stamp. As usual, I think your photo is beautiful. You always do such a great job!

  8. Georgette says:

    I love this card especially the colors. I really enjoy looking at your site everyday. You always seem to out-do yourself.

  9. This is adorable! …and the organdy is perfect! I love this! Thanks for sharing, Sharon! This is awesome! 🙂

  10. Becky says:


  11. This is beautiful, Sharon. I love this set and how you have stamped the flowers several times to make a long row. Wonderful layout. Awesome as always!

  12. JoAnn says:

    Wow, don’t know how I got so far behind commenting here and in the gallery. It just has been a goofy, busy week. Anyway, this card is awesome. Love the pretty silhouette image and you are right…the organdy is perfect as are the pearls. Beautiful work as always.

  13. Kathie says:

    These colors do make a dramatic statement – but then all your cards do!
    I too like this size, a beautiful card. TFS

  14. Sabrina aka okimom2girlz says:

    Absolutely beautiful card. TFS

  15. Karen Witter says:

    I agree, the colors are great together. A very classy card. TFS

  16. I don’t think I’ve ever made a card in ten minutes. This is so pretty though. I’m pretty sure this stamp will be on my next order.

  17. Barb S. says:

    Great……..I pass on the “weeds” cause they looked exactly like that but now….I shoulda bought it. Love the “10 min” card…I think I would have spent 10 min. but figuring out what size to make the card!!And why did SU drop that organdy size??????? I love that stuff!! TFS! Barb S.

  18. Laura says:

    Only you could pull this off so beautifully! I always laugh that in 10 mins I haven’t decided on my colours, and that’s for the colour challenge!! Love it, so clean and classy! Love the size of the card too, now my favorite thanks to you…and a very polite thanks that is! Love it, and everything you do…you are so inspiring!

  19. Oh Sharon this is- drop dead gorgeous- I just LOVE it- simple, elegent- I love it!

  20. Gosh, Sharon, this is so pretty and I can see how it would be a quick card to make. I’d probably spend more time thinking how to come up with a quick card than it would take to make it–even more time, still, to photograph and post it! I admire your ability to make something this beautiful so quickly. You’re amazing!

  21. NancyS (momsnack) says:

    That set caught my eye immediately! Beautiful card!
    NancyS (momsnack)

  22. Pauline says:

    Absolutely love the card and your website

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