products in 10 minutes or less. Great for anyone with time issues. In other words, just about everyone.
I think the trick to accomplishing this is to have a plan, and by that I mean a really thought out plan, so you don't waste any of those precious minutes thinking or futzing around looking for just the right embellishment. Added to that, I wanted my card to actually look like it might have taken more than the allotted time, so I figured I'd need to use a quick and easy (yet impressive) technique. I decided on one from last year's 12 Tags of Christmas. Click here for the details on Tim's blog. And now, my card:
A piece of scrap plastic was cut to the same size as the white shimmery cardstock, then embossed with Tim's Snow Flurries folder. If you click on the link to Tim's blog above, you'll see how you can use this technique to create a very impressive piece when you have more than 10 minutes to spare.
The blue snowflakes are part of Tim's on the edge die which is also called Snow Flurries. It is the same blue cardstock I used as the card base.
I can't tell you the origins of the ribbon, it's just a scrap piece from my stash.
The Merry Christmas ticket is from the Odds and Ends set. It was stamped with black archival ink on a scrap of white cardstock, then lightly inked with Faded Jeans distress ink.
The adhesive that holds the plastic to the cardstock was placed where the ribbon would eventually hide it, so nothing shows through.
If I had more than the 10 minutes (the whole thing actually took a bit less than that) I'm sure I would have added more "stuff," but I'm happy with the way it came out and wouldn't be embarrassed to send it off to someone.